|Project by chrisirving||posted 03-30-2017 11:46 PM||606 views||5 times favorited||5 comments|
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….