Cedar Deck Chairs

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Project by lew posted 06-30-2016 02:07 AM 1623 views 7 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A pair of deck chairs as a gift for friends. Made from western cedar, glued/screwed/bolted together. No finish- the recipients may stain the chairs the same as their new deck.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#1 posted 06-30-2016 02:41 AM

I see that you kept the arms level enough so that their wine glasses will not tip over.
Good idea. Nicely done.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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Jim Bertelson

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#2 posted 06-30-2016 03:16 AM

Pretty Lew, I like cedar, smells good, weathers well, and lasts.

Great gift, don’t know about you, but I have a lot of memories from the decks here in Anchorage and La Conner…....

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 06-30-2016 03:19 AM

Good looking chairs, Lew and made from a material to last!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 06-30-2016 04:11 AM

Looks like a nice design,most adirondack type chairs slope back too much. Looks like you can get out of these easily. Deck chairs they are!

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Mark Wilson

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#6 posted 06-30-2016 09:40 AM

Sell, Lew. Be sure to tell them that Cedar weathers really nicely without a finish.
Is it your own design? Did you use Cedar gate palings for the slats?

-- Mark

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#7 posted 06-30-2016 09:46 AM

You did a great job on these and they look very comfortable.. Finished or unfinished, they will be enjoyed by your friends and likely to last a good long while.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#8 posted 06-30-2016 12:40 PM

Nicely done Lew.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#9 posted 06-30-2016 12:46 PM

Solid looking chairs. I should get off my rear and build a couple myself. Nice construction.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#10 posted 06-30-2016 01:17 PM

Looks like a nice design,most adirondack type chairs slope back too much. Looks like you can get out of these easily. Deck chairs they are!

- mandatory66

agreed …...... you have some very lucky friends Lew …......LOL
I had started a pair about 11 years ago still sitting there in pieces …... LMAO


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Gene Howe

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#11 posted 06-30-2016 01:51 PM

Really nice, Lew.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#12 posted 06-30-2016 04:08 PM

These chairs look really nice.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#13 posted 06-30-2016 11:38 PM

Great looking pair of deck chairs! They look comfortable—and I’m sure they smell great!

-- Dean

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#14 posted 07-01-2016 12:52 AM

John- Thanks! It’s important not to have spilled drinks!

Jim- Thanks! Their deck is huge and overlooks the northern end of the Cumberland Valley. Beautiful view.

Jim- Thanks! Hope they last as long as the deck!

Charles- Thanks!

Mandatory66- Thanks! Funny thing, Mimi suggested I make them the chairs but didn’t specify this type or the Adirondack. After I made these she said- “Oh, I thought you were going to make the other ones”. NOT!

Mark- Thanks! Yes, my own design. I made some of these for our deck a few years ago and designed them in Sketchup. When I did these, I realized I must have deleted the Sketchup drawings so I took all the measurements from ours. The materials all came from the local planing mill 1×6’s and 2×6’s then cut to size.

Jay- Thanks! I hope they enjoy them.

Roger- Thanks!

DoubleDD- Thanks! For me the hardest part of any project is just getting up off the couch.

GR8Hunter- Thanks! My shop is so small, I have to finish one project before I can start the next.

Gene- Thanks!

Charles- Thanks!

Dean- Thanks! The shop smelled really great while making them.

Thanks, also, to everyone who viewed this to make it a Daily Top 3. I really appreciate it!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#15 posted 07-03-2016 03:02 AM

wow those look really comfy. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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