|Project by joeBlowFromWindyCity||posted 08-15-2016 12:24 PM||660 views||3 times favorited||4 comments|
My father and I have talked about building Adirondack chairs for a few years. In fact, a bunch of years back we watched a friend go on a quest to try finding a comfortable Adirondack chair. There was so much more to it that I ever figured, but my father had a pattern from his father and we embarked on the multi-weekend build (and when I say multi-weekend, I mean 2 months….).
We chose white oak since these will spend most of their life outside (It also helps I’ve got a friend that gets me quarter sawn white oak out of his mill & kiln nice a cheap). Planed to thickness (13/16), cut with a band-saw, softened the cuts with a bench top disc/belt sander and finished all the edges with a 1/4 round over bit on the router table.
These chairs are heavy as all get out, but they are amazingly comfortable. In all, we made 4 and they’ll make a great addition to the patio.