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OK guys you made me left out so I had to post my version of an adirondack. This one is made of cypress with an oil finish. Working on a rocker version now.
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#1 posted 01-22-2010 10:45 PM
That looks Great, Did you use Select Cypress (with Zero Knots), I cannot decide what to order without being able to actually see the wood, The #2 Grade is about 1/3 as much as the Select. Your thoughts?
-- Phil Midland, TX
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#2 posted 01-22-2010 10:49 PM
Very nice job. There’s lots of variety in adirondack chairs. This one seems a little unique because the back legs do not stick out to the back. One could set this very close to a wall. It’s hard to tell from the pictures but it also looks like this one sets a little lower and the back is a little more upright than most. Regardless, it is very well done.
-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.
#3 posted 01-22-2010 10:50 PM
Yes it was select cypress
#4 posted 01-22-2010 10:58 PM
Do you think you could get away working with #2 if you did not mind the knots, I am afriad they will come loose or somehting when I am cutting/sanding/routing, etc. ?
#5 posted 01-22-2010 11:06 PM
I don’t think it would be a problem.
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#6 posted 01-31-2010 07:45 AM
A great looking chair.
Last night I ran across the patters that my father made when he made a bunch of chairs about 50 years ago. I have no idea where he got the pattern that he hade the jigs from.
-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia email@example.com †
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#7 posted 01-31-2010 07:48 AM
Super looking chair good job
-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture
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#8 posted 02-13-2010 04:46 AM
Nice job Phil, I am in the business of building Adirondack furniture. I use western red cedar. I like some knots for character. I have not had any problems with strength or durability with the knots. I have not posted any of my work. I need to take some pictures. Was this for your own use or did you sell them to a client?
-- Lucky to get paid for what I love to do. Make sawdust.
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