Adirondack Chairs, Take 7 & 8

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Project by Matt posted 11-23-2016 11:01 PM 1452 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are a pair of Norms Adirondack chairs made from Toasted Poplar. The Toasted Poplar is a royal pain to work with – Imagine trying to screw in to a Kingford Charcoal nugget…. It’s pretty close to that, well almost. Working with it creates a very fine dust that smells great after taking off the respirator. Due to the brittleness of working with the toasted poplar these chairs are made at 7/8” not the normal 3/4” and that makes a huge difference in work-ability. Made as a gift for the sister-in-law.

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#1 posted 11-24-2016 05:21 PM

Looks nice…and the wood is a good color match with the dog!

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#2 posted 11-24-2016 07:10 PM

Great looking pair of Adirondacks—the pooch seems to approve!

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#3 posted 11-24-2016 08:42 PM

Neat work, nice looking chairs!

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#4 posted 11-24-2016 10:55 PM

This is a beautiful pair of chairs. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 11-27-2016 12:27 AM

Nice work Matt.

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