Pair of Adirondack Chairs

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Project by darryl posted 05-28-2010 04:15 AM 2582 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 05-28-2010 04:34 AM

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 05-28-2010 04:48 AM

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 05-28-2010 04:58 AM

Those are great chairs darryl! Love em

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#4 posted 05-28-2010 05:43 AM

great job

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#5 posted 05-28-2010 11:08 AM

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 05-28-2010 11:45 AM

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

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#7 posted 05-28-2010 12:06 PM

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 05-28-2010 12:53 PM

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 05-28-2010 01:07 PM


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 05-28-2010 03:12 PM

your chairs look very well done, nice job!

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

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#11 posted 05-28-2010 05:00 PM

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 05-28-2010 05:18 PM

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 05-28-2010 10:13 PM

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 05-29-2010 07:15 AM

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

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#15 posted 05-30-2010 07:38 PM

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

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