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Project by daveintexas posted 1712 days ago 2048 views 6 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I havnt posted any projects in awhile, either I forget to take the pictures, or the pictures are so bad they are not worth posting.

These are a couple of adirondack chairs I built for a client. They are made out of pecan/hickory then dyed and stained a walnut color. They also have three coats of marine varnish, so they should last awhile.
This year I built 8 adirondack chairs all the same pattern, it does get boring do this many. I have one more to do, but its going to be a adirondack rocker made out of cypress.

The chair on the left in the second picture has some really nice curly pecan on the arm rests, wish I could have taken a better picture.
The wife of the client claimed that chair as hers !!





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1712 days ago

super nice adirondack chairs great job

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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dustygirl

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#2 posted 1712 days ago

Nice chairs.I like the dark color.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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griff

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#3 posted 1712 days ago

Beautiful chairs Dave, I really like the color and the finish. Great build

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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okwoodshop

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#4 posted 1712 days ago

excelllent work as usual Dave. know what you mean about repitition, but thats usually where the money is.

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zlatanv

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#5 posted 1712 days ago

Very nice! I need to try the marine varnish on some out door stuff how does it hold up? How does the pecan work? I have a big pecan in the yard that needs to come down, thinking of having it slabbed. Nice Job, love the dark color.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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stefang

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#6 posted 1712 days ago

Very handsome chairs Dave. I like the color and finish too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Napaman

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#7 posted 1712 days ago

those are FANTASTIC…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Dan Hux

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#8 posted 1712 days ago

Very nice chairs…where did you get the drawings/template? did you design it yourself? Great chairs..

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC http://whitdaniel.com

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huff

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#9 posted 1712 days ago

Good looking chairs. I like the color too.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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matt garcia

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#10 posted 1711 days ago

I can’t believe that is pecan! I did notice the curly grain! Great chairs Dave!! I bet they’re heavy!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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RexMcKinnon

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#11 posted 1711 days ago

Very rare to see them stained dark. Nice change.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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daveintexas

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#12 posted 1711 days ago

Dan Hux- the design came from Fine Woodworking, I just altered the dimensions.-
http://www.finewoodworking.com/ProjectsAndDesign/ProjectsAndDesignPDF.aspx?id=28900

Matt- Yes they are very heavy. When I started building the first ones, I did some research and saw alot built out of pine, cedar and such. I wanted something that was going to last a very long time so I chose the pecan.

Rex- You are correct, and I did not care for the idea of them being dark, especially down here in texas and in the summer. But the clients say they love them and when they have people over, those two chairs are the first ones people park their butts in. Go figure ???

Thanks to all for the comments.

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hootr

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#13 posted 1711 days ago

beautifuly done
i’ll look forward to the rocker

-- Ron, Missouri

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savannah505

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#14 posted 1711 days ago

Beautiful pieces, and of course she claimed the nicest one.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#15 posted 1710 days ago

Pecan adirondack chairs? We don’t have no pecan up here! ;)
Gorgeous!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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