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Adirondack Chairs (first project)

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Project by dmoney posted 05-09-2010 04:28 AM 1222 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These chairs are my first real project. Lots of people want them so I just kept making them. The red & white ones are green treated wood w/ Thompson’s colored deck stain. The other ones are cedar. The first one I made I had to use a jigsaw to cut out the shapes, then I got a used Craftsman bandsaw and making them went much faster. I used stainless steel bolts, washers, and nuts. For the screws I just used premium deck screws.

All the roundovers really make me want a D-handle for my router. What’s a good place to buy one online? (for a porter cable 690)

The plans are from an old issue of Wood Magazine. I liked this fan-back style the best. I chose to leave the front of the arms square instead of rounding them.

-- Derek, Iowa





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sandhill

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#1 posted 05-09-2010 06:08 AM

I just love Adirondack Chairs, good job. That reminds me I have to get mine painted this year.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 05-09-2010 06:10 AM

A great job for a first project.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Chelios

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#3 posted 05-09-2010 06:11 AM

Very nice chairs. I have some coming up.

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Houtje

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#4 posted 05-09-2010 06:33 AM

They are very nice. Good job

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mkrok

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#5 posted 05-09-2010 11:45 AM

These are on my list – Nice work

-- Michael, South Florida, http://www.MallardSolutions.com

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jockmike2

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#6 posted 05-09-2010 01:35 PM

Nice looking chairs. Great job.

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

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richgreer

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#7 posted 05-09-2010 01:56 PM

Nice job. Adirondack chairs was my first “real” project many years ago. I think they make great first projects. You can hone of a lot of your basic skills with these.

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

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Maveric777

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#8 posted 05-09-2010 01:57 PM

Outstanding job! You do good work…

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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Ken90712

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#9 posted 05-09-2010 02:14 PM

Great looking chairs! Which issue were the plans you mentioned? I need to make a set of thses soon. Thx

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

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workerinwood

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#10 posted 05-09-2010 03:51 PM

Very nice, good job!! Thanks for sharing, this is on my project list.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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bigike

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#11 posted 05-09-2010 03:53 PM

nice job on the chairs, i got my d-handle router base from ebay i’m curently looking for a plunge base for the same router.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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BigG

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#12 posted 05-09-2010 07:46 PM

Nice job. Been making a few of these myself. Finally found something I could actually sell. You can get the D-handle for your 690 from Rockwell.

-- Big G

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NBeener

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#13 posted 05-09-2010 08:52 PM

Looks like you did a great job !

Thanks for sharing….

-- -- Neil

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dmoney

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#14 posted 05-10-2010 03:35 AM

the plans are in June/July 2003 issue 149 of Wood Magazine.
the magazine plans have a little tree cutout in the back, SRead did them beautifully here

-- Derek, Iowa

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