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Project by ajjeep posted 1582 days ago 1321 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a recent build that just finished. I enjoyed making this adirondack chair. The curves were a good challenge and learned a lot as I went along. It’s built using knotty pine and finished with walnut stain and spar urethane.

Thank you for looking!

-- Adam





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richgreer

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#1 posted 1582 days ago

Very nice. You did a great job on this.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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SteveMI

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#2 posted 1582 days ago

I had to go back and reread your write up for the wood since they looked so good. I had been leary of staining pine from all the LJ complaint about pine blotching, but you hit it perfect.

Did you use plans from anywhere?

Steve.

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Jonathan

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#3 posted 1582 days ago

Nice job on this chair! Glad to hear you learned a few things along the way.

The back slats remind me skis standing on end. This design would look especially welcome here in CO because of that, maybe out on a ski lodge deck?

Nice job on finishing the pine as well.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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ajjeep

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#4 posted 1582 days ago

Thank you Steve and Jonathan! I appreciate it!

I had my trial and errors when staining Pine and found a method that seems to work. First, I put on a good think coat of wood conditioner and let it dry for at least 24 hours, maybe 48 depending on the humidity. Second, when staining – I don’t wipe off the excess, I leave it on and use a foam brush to brush it even as I apply it. Then I let that dry for another 24 hours. This is usually a 2 part process cause the stain applied to once side of the wood must dry before I can turn it over to do the other side. Not that big of deal but is time consuming.

I purchased a book from Barnes & Noble about Woodworking. I think it is called the complete handbook to woodworking. When I seen the plans to build this chair, I just could not resist.

I like the reference to the skis standing on end! That would be very fitting at a ski lodge. :) My neighbor came over and looked at it and officially named it, “The Kings Chair” – he mentioned the back slats had the appearance of a crown. :)

Thank you once again!

-- Adam

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woodworm

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#5 posted 1582 days ago

Beautiful, very beautiful chair nicely done!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Hallmark

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#6 posted 1582 days ago

Really nice looking chair and color.

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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Jason

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#7 posted 1582 days ago

Wow. I’m impressed with the stain too. Great chair.

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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workerinwood

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#8 posted 1581 days ago

Good job!!! I could use a few of those.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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