First Adirondack

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Project by sawblade1 posted 1626 days ago 1698 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Today was my first Adirondack chair built from my jig system I spent all winter designing everything went as planned except I had problems with the cedar being to dry on a few of the parts requiring me to make some over :(
Although I am satisfied with the end result I still have a few bugs to work out of the design, The chair is made from western red cedar using stainless steel screws I will coat the chair eventually with a clear urethane varnish this is one of two chairs for a co- worker and her daughter I plan on making these to sell as sets this summer :)

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path

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#1 posted 1625 days ago

Looks pretty good form here, Good luck with them.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 1625 days ago

Just a word of advice you might want to use bolts to attach the front legs I had a problem when the wood expands and contracts while using screws.


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#3 posted 1625 days ago

Nice work.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#4 posted 1616 days ago

Great work!!

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#5 posted 1616 days ago

this looks great!!! I love western red cedar…I made two out of redwood…the second one I am actually refurbishing now…there were a couple weak points in back on my design…so I am beefing up some of the joints…and adding a stretcher in the refurb…

I agree with the bolts on the front legs…look at both of my chairs and you will see placement…

ok…good luck…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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