Greene &Greene adirondack?

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Project by Rasta posted 04-07-2010 07:27 PM 3434 views 21 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The plans for this chair came from a popular woodworking magazine, I modified them a bit. They are made from aromatic cedar and the plugs are ebonized walnut. I was a little afraid of the ebonizing proccess, but it was a peice of cake, this was also my first experience with a spray finish, which I really enjoyed. I borrowed the spray gun from a buddy who picked it up at harbor freight, the gun worked pretty good exept that it kept clogging, any way I plan on making a few more of these now that I have the templates all made and would like to make a two seater with a table in between, possibly some of those ottomen as well.

-- Roscoe in Iowa

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#1 posted 04-07-2010 07:44 PM

Roscoe, That is really beautiful, beautiful. Excellent wood choice & very nicely done!
I didn’t know if G&G style extends to adirondack.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 04-07-2010 07:48 PM

I don’t know if G&G really describes it, but it certainly has some details of it, cloud lifts, square plugs, and that’s how the magazine described it.

-- Roscoe in Iowa

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#3 posted 04-07-2010 07:59 PM

I’ll bet it smells as good as it looks. Very nice job in the best G and G tradition.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#4 posted 04-07-2010 08:57 PM

Very nice, that’s a step up from the traditional Adirondack.

-- Jim, Nebraska

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#5 posted 04-07-2010 11:55 PM

Very unusual take on an old favourite… You have done this justice.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#6 posted 04-08-2010 12:26 AM

Boy Roscoe that is really great – what a combination. You have really brought out both styles. Would you mind sharing in which issue of Popular Woodworking you found this!?

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#7 posted 04-08-2010 02:38 AM

That’s very cool! I never thought about G&G’ing something from another genre. Is that a much-needed Coors Light I see gracing the arm rest after a long day?

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#8 posted 04-08-2010 02:50 AM

Thats a beautiful chair.

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#9 posted 04-08-2010 03:37 AM

Nice twist on a classic. How did you ebonize the walnut?

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#10 posted 04-08-2010 04:20 AM

Captainskully-that is a silver bullet in my other half’s hand

Chelios-pour vinegar in a container, drop in a steel wool pad, let sit about a week with a cover on it, then just brush it on or dip it in and in a few minutes it will turn black, you can actually watch it turn-it’s very cool to see.

GBS-tomorrow I will get back to you on the issue it was in.

Thanks for all the great comments

-- Roscoe in Iowa

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#11 posted 04-08-2010 10:16 AM

Nice work and creative to boot! On my long list of things to do!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#12 posted 04-08-2010 02:30 PM

I like the “variation” you made of this classic chair. The only problem I see is “Us Old Folks” ,once in these, can’t get out! A young person’s chair!

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#13 posted 04-09-2010 01:26 AM

GBS-It’s actually the June 2006 Woodworker’s Journal, I’ve been putting this project of for almost 4 years, man I gotta work faster

-- Roscoe in Iowa

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#14 posted 04-09-2010 01:40 PM

Nice looking chair Rasta, I like all the detailing work. You may regret not building it faster because it looks very comfortable for a beer and a snooze…lol….BC

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#15 posted 04-09-2010 04:51 PM

love the back rest design,very nice job,hey is ia comphy….3 cheers Rastaman!!!

-- BarnwoodBARNEY Texas USA

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