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Adirondack chairs....and table

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Project by chrisirving posted 03-30-2017 11:46 PM 731 views 5 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Newbie here, I built a couple of Adirondack chairs then had to build a table for them. When I built the first chair, I noticed that my wife’s feet weren’t even touching the ground. For the second chair (her’s) I shortened the seat section by 1 3/4” and the arms by the same dimension, by making those changes it also lowered the curve by the knees by a bit too. Fits her like a glove now (she’s 5’4”) and you don’t notice it at all, unless I sit in it and it feels awful!

I finished it with 60/40 mineral spirits/Linseed oil then 40/60, then just a coat of linseed oil for the final coat
For the table I had an idea of what I wanted it to look like, sketched it out and started cutting. I glued up several pieces of cedar, biscuit joining them where I wouldn’t be cutting and used a compass to draw all the arcs. The front is 16” and the rear is 24”...which I forgot about when cutting the cedar. I added two chunks of cedar on the back to extend it to the proper length. Gives it character. I cut a mortise (first time) for the middle supports and also pocket screwed them and filled the holes with plugs for extra strength. I cut a dado for the top boards (cheap cedar fence planks that I planed) and glued them in

I made templates for the chairs because my kids are already getting in line ;)

I think I’ll go sit in the back yard….





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#1 posted 03-31-2017 12:48 AM

Nice! I love Adirondack chairs. I’ve made a few sets myself. Really like your design. Table is a nice addition too.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then sand a whole bunch

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#2 posted 03-31-2017 01:47 PM

Really like the arc in the table legs. Great contrast against the curve of the chairs.

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#3 posted 03-31-2017 02:36 PM

great work

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#4 posted 03-31-2017 03:00 PM

This is a very nice set of table and chairs for the patio. You did a great job of making this set in the Adirondack style and the set looks wonderful on that patio. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#5 posted 04-01-2017 06:35 PM

Great looking Adirondack set! I like how you curved the front and back of the table—haven’t seen that before! I’m sure you and your wife will really enjoy them this summer!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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