|Project by Paul||posted 10-13-2016 01:25 PM||489 views||2 times favorited||5 comments|
I bought a set of plans and made the first chair according to plans. I then modified the plans for a pullout foot rest.
I had a few people come over to sit in the chair and give me feedback. They all said the back was too low. I personally felt the chair looked sleeker with the low back but….and I felt the angle of the back was too upright. I also made the pullout footrest a little longer to accommodate a 6 foot guy. I chose this design because I feel an Adirondack chair with a rear leg looks to busy.
The first two photos of the chair on the porch are of the prototype. You can see all the hard edges and screw holes.
The second two chairs on the grass are of the final design. I made all the corrections, I used SS torx screws not to have to plug all the holes. They are all screwed to the surface which gives the chair a nice look. I used Cedar wood which makes the chair light weight with a nice wood feel.
I made a bunch and sold these chairs for 250 each which hind sight I feel was a little cheep. They will last a long time and should have sold for 375.
The arms and seat were planed to 1”. Plans called for 3/4 but I felt the thicker wood had a much nicer feel in the hands and match the seat better.
I may just attach a rocker to the bottom of one and see what that feels like.