|Project by Eric||posted 05-25-2016 11:02 AM||766 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
About 25 years ago, I built a few adirondack chairs with a friend, a give to another friend as a house warming gift. This was my first wood working experience. Then I went home, with a borrowed table top table saw, and built my first chair out of red wood. The following year I built 3 more out of cedar decking. These chairs had fallen into disrepair over the years. Many times over the last few years I just about broke them up and threw them on the fire.
This summer I have been slowing dismantling our deck and re-surfacing the wood and re-installing it. My wife thought I should try the same with chairs. So, I took apart the red wood chair, ran each piece through the planner, only surfacing 2 sides and leaving the edges alone. Then put of coat of Penofin and put the all back together. The results were totally unexpected. I have finished 2 of 3 cedar chairs so far. I have a pile of white oak that I have been planning to build new chairs following the plans from the Wood Whisperer site.
Thanks for looking and let me know what you think. Eric
-- Eric "That's all very well and human, but when will you stop having to apologize and start doing your very best you can? When will you begin?"