Pair of Adirondack Chairs

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Project by darryl posted 1545 days ago 1915 views 5 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished this pair of Adirondack chairs tonight. Tomorrow they will be delivered to my daughter’s school for the winner of the daily raffle fund raiser sponsored by the PTA. This is the second year that I have donated a set of chairs.

This pair, like last years, are built of pine and are unfinished. I used a design published by the Family Handyman magazine several years ago. I like the design of these chairs since they don’t sit so low giving you that “turtle stuck on his back” feeling when trying to get out of the chair!

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#1 posted 1545 days ago

these look great! I was just looking at some today while driving around, and was thinking about the build process.

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#2 posted 1545 days ago

Those are some pretty sweet chairs!! Whoever won them will love ‘em!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#3 posted 1545 days ago

Those are great chairs darryl! Love em

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#4 posted 1545 days ago

great job

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#5 posted 1545 days ago

Nice build Darryl. Like you, I like the design of these chairs, not only because it addresses the issue of sitting so low but I also like the very different look of the non-scalloped back rest pieces. Very nice!

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#6 posted 1545 days ago

Very Nice Darryl & I agree with Lenny I like the back too. Well done.

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#7 posted 1545 days ago

Great chairs, Darryl. I particularly like the design that lets you sit more comfortably and a little higher in the chair.
To me , that has always been the drawback of an Adirondack chair. They really look nice.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#8 posted 1545 days ago

I make a similar style and agree the raised seat make getting in and out a lot easier, nice contribution.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#9 posted 1545 days ago


I really like the design of those chairs. Good job!

Here’s plans for those interested:

Family Handyman Adirondack Chairs.

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#10 posted 1545 days ago

your chairs look very well done, nice job!

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

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#11 posted 1545 days ago

Great looking chairs for a great cause!!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#12 posted 1545 days ago

A very nice pair of chairs and the cause for which it is donated.


-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#13 posted 1545 days ago

Nicely Done, my Friend, both on the build and the donation!!
On a completely unrelated note, how about them Red Sox?! I can’t wait to see Wake take the mound tonight…. :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#14 posted 1544 days ago

Nice looking sturdy pair of chairs, hope they raise some big bucks for the cause.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#15 posted 1543 days ago

i expected to see these made out of tiny segmented pieces of wood! Nice chairs!

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