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Teak double Adirondack Chair

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Project by Ziggman posted 07-21-2017 11:49 AM 799 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi,

This was my first time working with Teak. Overall, it was a nice type of wood to work with. Especially when rounding off edges on the router table. No tear outs or other issues. I did buy a new set of planer blades because they were not carbide and did show some wear after I was done.

I used stainless steel screws, all 120 of them! Lots of predrilling holes, and sore knees.

I tried to match the grain for a nice presentation. The darker center slats I think added some nice contrast.

3K of wood. Sizes of the pieces were 3/4, 1+1/4, 1+1/2, and 1+7/8 for the main supports.

Expensive, but it will outlive me probably. I also moved all of the pieces to the garage before starting assembly because it weighs a ton and I did not think I would get it outside from my shop in the cellar.

-- In his retort, the alchemist repeats the work of nature-----Jim Morrison





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Tooch

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#1 posted 07-21-2017 12:12 PM

nice execution of a very comfortable chair. I just built a similar chair, but used pressure treated decking due to cost restrictions. Where did you find the Teak wood?

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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Ziggman

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#2 posted 07-21-2017 12:19 PM

Hi,

This is a link to where I bought the wood.

http://www.righteouswoods.com/woodmenu.html

-- In his retort, the alchemist repeats the work of nature-----Jim Morrison

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majuvla

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#3 posted 07-21-2017 12:46 PM

The teak looks very nice, I didn’t had opportunity to work with it. Beautiful ’’Adi’’ set. Reminds me on double seats in cinemas.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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gargey

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#4 posted 07-21-2017 01:40 PM

How is it finished?

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 07-21-2017 03:45 PM

This is a very nice double Adirondack chair.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Ziggman

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#6 posted 07-21-2017 06:41 PM

Thanks everyone.

It has no finish on it yet. I ordered Semco teak sealer which should keep it from turning grey.

-- In his retort, the alchemist repeats the work of nature-----Jim Morrison

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woodshaver Tony C

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#7 posted 07-21-2017 11:03 PM

Lots of work to get this done I bet. But well worth the effort. Great looking work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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gargey

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#8 posted 07-21-2017 11:12 PM

I have a lot of teak outdoor furniture, and it lives in a harsh (Houston) environment. My 2c is to leave it unfinished. Reason being finishes will eventually deteriorate and look worse than the silver/gray.

If you don’t like the silver/gray then that’s that.

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Ziggman

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#9 posted 07-22-2017 12:45 AM

Thanks for the finish info.

I’m in Massachusetts and like your advice. I really want to put it in the yard and not have to wait to do another step to seal the thing.

I love the knowledge I get from this site.

Steve

-- In his retort, the alchemist repeats the work of nature-----Jim Morrison

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Andrek

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#10 posted 07-22-2017 11:32 AM

Beautiful work, I never myself worked with TEAK but I might try, someday.
Now Sir, sit back and relax in nice company, since there is room for one more.

-- andrek

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Mean_Dean

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#11 posted 07-22-2017 09:05 PM

Great looking Adirondack settee—looks very comfortable! I’m sure you’ll get a lifetime of enjoyment from it!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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