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Cedar Adirondack Chairs - all wood joinery

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Project by swirt posted 09-17-2016 04:07 AM 422 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These two adirondack chairs took me a little over a year to complete. (why does life continually get in the way of shop time?)

They are made from 2”x6” cedar from Home Depot that I resawed in half. All wood joinery throughout. The back slats and seat slats are held on with walnut Miller dowels (stepped dowels). This was the first time I have used them, and it won’t be the last. They we nice to work with and match my preferred style of “wood is good.”

The finish is 2 coats of Sikkens Cetol Marine and I will follow up soon with one coat of Sikkens Cetol Gloss, which is a clear topcoat.

More detail and a ton more photos of the build can be found here : http://www.timberframe-tools.com/outdoor-furniture/adirondack-chairs-without-metal/

Questions and comments welcome.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com





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ZAGREB

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#1 posted 09-17-2016 04:17 PM

nice job,I love when there are no screws, this should be a lot more effort but then look like a master work

-- bambi

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 09-17-2016 05:18 PM

These chairs turned out nicely.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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Mean_Dean

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#3 posted 09-17-2016 09:33 PM

Very nice looking pair of Adirondacks! I love all the wedged through tenons—should last a lifetime!

-- Dean

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swirt

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#4 posted 09-18-2016 01:50 AM

Thanks all.

Wedged tenons, great for locking wood together AND hiding a multitude of sins in the form of sloppily cut mortises ;)

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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Richard W. Hyman Jr

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#5 posted 09-19-2016 06:04 PM

Great looking work! I really hope to be able to do joinery that looks that good at some point. Great looking stuff.

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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swirt

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#6 posted 09-20-2016 01:52 AM

Thanks Richard, but the truth is not shown by these photos. There are joints that needed an extra wedge here or there because the tolerances weren’t tight enough, Or mortise edges that are ragged because the wood chipped out. The photographer just didn’t capture them ;)

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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mafe

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#7 posted 09-27-2016 04:57 PM

Yes they sure give a extra touch.
Also the wedged tenons gives it a nice hand made touch.
Life have a way of doing as it pleases.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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