|Project by xmargman||posted 02-25-2016 05:00 PM||934 views||4 times favorited||6 comments|
This is my first larger project. Prior to this I made a cutting board and some wine boxes out of pallet wood. I figured a Adirondack chair was the next step up. All you LJ’s out there make it look so easy. : ) I have a long ways to go.
This is the Grandpa version of the Adirondack chair. It was a special gift for my Dad’s 75th birthday. I used rough cut cedar from a local saw mill. (First time doing that). I was inspired by LJ (BenchDawg) in his use of Epifanes Varnish finish on his chairs. I followed what he did and was happy with the finish I achieved. I need to do a better job of taking pictures. The finish really made the Cedar look great. Amazing how many things you can learn on one project.
I do want to thank so many of you at LJ’s. Most of you have no idea how much your posts and comments to other posts have helped me learn so much about this hobby. Thank you for all the inspiration.
On a side note: We all learn from every project… This is actually the second chair I made. The problem was the first chair upon delivering it to my dad never made it to its destination. A big gust a wind took it right out of the back of my truck and was destroyed as it tumbled down the highway at 60 MPH. I know I know… check the tie downs. Always nice when you preach something to your kids for years and then it happens to you.
-- Frank, Nebraska