Another Adirondack

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Project by Burt posted 01-22-2010 10:36 PM 1167 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

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#3 posted 01-22-2010 10:50 PM


Yes it was select cypress

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#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. ?

-- Phil Midland, TX

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#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 †

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#7 posted 01-31-2010 07:48 AM

Super looking chair good job

-- 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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