|Project by ERQ||posted 09-07-2016 07:10 PM||904 views||4 times favorited||4 comments|
Modern take on the adirondack chair, made out of white oak. My first ‘real’ woodworking project, in the sense that I started with roughsawn boards, which I then milled myself. Wish I’d made more of an effort to get better pictures, but this is what I ended up with!
Based the design off of some incredibly expensive plastic chairs that my girlfriend saw at some contemporary furniture store. Based off the pictures, I created my own sketch-up model and worked from there. Especially tricky parts were figuring out the joinery to avoid any visible fasteners (dowels, pocket holes. and a few plugged screw holes on the back support rail), creating the template for and making the base pieces with all of the varying angles, and figuring out how to accurately cut the angle in the back support rail (eventually came up with a jig for the router table that worked pretty well). Assembly was pretty difficult in general as well, but thankfully both of them sit dead flat with no wobble.
I gave them to my girlfriend unfinished and she opted for kind of a grey-wash stain that I think was a little less transparent and a little more blue than she’d hoped, but oh well. Anyway, it was satisfying to go from roughsawn boards to these finished chairs and overcome some tricky obstacles along the way. Thanks for looking.