Adirondack Chair #1

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Project by Napaman posted 08-30-2007 05:23 AM 2601 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well…this was my summer awards project…and the first photo that has only one slat up was the point I was at when the contest clock ended…two hours later I was completely done…Ironically I woke up on the last day thinking I had until 4 or 5—-dahhh…I had read the directions a million times…but totally forgot that the contest ended my time around 1pm…so that is where I was at one pm…and I took a photo for you guys…

This project was really important to me…with the summer off I was doing a lot of building—but not feeling like I was doing “woodworking” I chose and Adirondack chair because I like them…and I thought it would be really nice to be able to repeat some steps…with each chair getting better, easier and tweaking the design a bit. This was great…I bought wood for 4 chairs…cut out the pieces for two and built one…

I have since finished it in a pretty redwood stain that looks nice. One mistake that I want to fix is that I have an extra hole in the middle slat…and I think I will eventually replace that slat altogether…

I have not moved on to chair number two…as summer was winding down and I shifted prepping for the school year I used my time on other projects…but I will get there…

My current goal is to make chair #2 with the same design…and then “play” with and tweek chairs 3 and 4…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#1 posted 08-30-2007 05:37 AM

That turned out really nice. I like the redwood, should last for a long time…

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#2 posted 08-30-2007 05:40 AM

Sorry about the time difference., but great looking chair.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#3 posted 08-30-2007 05:41 AM

I like it too. Don’t worry too much about the hole. You could make a little redwood dowel and plug it, but it looks great to me now.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#4 posted 08-30-2007 10:08 AM

We’ve said it before, Mate, everyone who became involved in the competition are winners – with woodworking it’s as much the journey as the destination.

Very nice!

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#5 posted 08-30-2007 12:21 PM

Neat one Matt, when I saw the project picture thumbnai on the main page I thought yours was the more minimalist Adirondack ever made! :oD

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#6 posted 08-30-2007 12:53 PM

What a great Awards entry :) Well done.

Love the: bought for 4; cut 2; made 1 :)

I’m looking forward to seeing #4 … I wonder what the adaptations will include?? :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#7 posted 08-30-2007 01:02 PM

Nice work Matt. An Adirondack chair is on my to do list. I like the look of your chair.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#8 posted 08-30-2007 03:55 PM

Looks really nice. I looked at the first photo, though, and was thinking that it didn’t look too comfortable. lol

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#9 posted 08-30-2007 09:01 PM

whoops…I should have made the first photo the 3rd…maybe it will PEAK more interest…thanks for all the comments…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#10 posted 08-30-2007 11:40 PM

I’d leave the hole in the middle slat, adds to the story, tell people it prevents warping. Ha. Great job.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#11 posted 01-11-2008 05:09 AM

Nice chair Matt. I’ve made a few my self. After you get a design worked out and all the templates cut out you can rout them and assemble them in no time. Make good gifts too!

Look me up sometime when UR in Cheeeeeeeeeco.

-- Scott - Chico California

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#12 posted 02-02-2008 06:43 PM

I missed this the first time. Great chair. I like making outdoor furniture. I like having somewhere to sit too.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#13 posted 05-12-2008 03:58 PM

Nice Adirondack chair. I have always wanted to build a pair of these putting a modern spin on them. Did you use Redwood?

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#14 posted 07-31-2008 11:05 PM

Looks really nice

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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