|Project by dgreen50||posted 05-31-2016 06:50 PM||3714 views||3 times favorited||11 comments|
Most of my projects are small such as boxes, banks and decorative items because I do not have the space or ability to complete large heavy projects. However, I have always wanted to make an Adirondack chair. So I decided to make me a new Adirondack chair in time to use for Memorial Day. However, it is the most expensive outdoor chair ever. First of all it is made from mesquite wood and walnut. Most of the mesquite came from a friend’s South Texas ranch. The walnut is some I had left over from various projects. The finish is varnish. All the screws used to attach the arms are plugged and sanded flush. The boards for the seat are doweled to the frame members So the wood themselves make this an expensive chair. But to further add to the expense, I managed to cut my hand with a hand saw while flush cutting the dowels (don’t ask how – my stupidity) which required a trip to the ER to get stitches. Nothing real serious, but need stitches to close the cut —those flush-cut hand saws are really sharp. The bill for that makes this the expensive chair I own!