Red Cedar Adirondack style chairs

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Project by hunter71 posted 05-28-2010 02:48 PM 1869 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I like the Adirondack chairs except for the “laid back” position making getting out of one a bit of a chore. This leg keeps your butt up some. The rounded seat and back also add to the comfort. I cut drink holders into the right arms and turned a tapered base with a drain for water. I built a truss style table to support our umbrella that can hold a lot. Of course our granddaughter needed a chair so I made a 2/3 size for her. Then it was Pa Pa, I need a table! So now we have 2 complete sets. !00% Red Cedar construction. Coated deck screws, oil finish. Should last 3 lifetimes.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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Monty Queen

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#1 posted 05-28-2010 02:51 PM

Hunter, Great job on your furniture, it looks like a complete set. Awesome work.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#2 posted 05-28-2010 03:09 PM

Great looking work.

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

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#3 posted 05-28-2010 03:50 PM

Great looking furniture and your granddaughter is almost as cute as my great granddaughter. You have to
keep a close ear on what they say, I did not and now one of my grandson’s has a 40 foot waterslide in
my son’s backyard, but like you say a child’s smile is payment enough. I am going to have to learn how
to operate a digital camera.

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#4 posted 05-28-2010 04:09 PM

Very nice,I made a set 18 years ago ,They are still good ,all they need is a new coat of finish. Good job.

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#5 posted 05-28-2010 04:59 PM

wonderful set great job

-- Custom furniture

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Bob Kollman

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#6 posted 05-28-2010 05:19 PM

Good looking chairs, my wife is on me to build some with a table for the back yard.

Oh and I found a project for the maple, entry way bench with walnut base….

Two projects I have yet to start!!!!! This week I start on step stools- custom cd-dvd

shelf- and entry bench seat, all for other people,

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#7 posted 05-28-2010 06:25 PM

pa pa …how could you have forgotten the table…shame on you..but you fixed that…they are really nice doug..i see your still here…....grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#8 posted 05-28-2010 11:44 PM

Great looking tables and chairs. I am glad your granddaughter got you straightened out.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#9 posted 05-29-2010 02:36 AM

Those look great. Well done.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#10 posted 05-31-2010 01:45 PM

Very nice! I wonder how long the nice smell will last. I think cedar would be a great choice for outdoor furniture.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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