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Project by wrtnaz posted 06-23-2010 10:36 PM 1563 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first adirondack chair ever. It is made from a mixture of 2×6, 2×4 and 1×4s. I have been looking on lumberjocks at everyone elses and finally came up will my own design using a little from everything I have seen so far. I would say this is the best project I have done so far. I am new at all of this so I am learning as I go. I learned from this one to make sure to set your router table fence up correctly and dont run the wood on the backside. If you do you will probable take a good chunck of meat off your finger with a round over bit, lol. What doesnt kill you just makes you stronger and smarter next time. All in all this took me 6 hrs to complete and I would say $40 of materials. Not bad for a rookie. My wife is really happy and thats all I could ask for. Thanks for all the help and ideas. I cant wait for the next project!!!

-- wrtnaz





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richgreer

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#1 posted 06-23-2010 10:53 PM

Very well done!

In my opinion, the adirondack chair is a great project for a beginning. It’s a little bit challenging – but not too hard and it is a great skill builder.

You can also build an adirondack chair with a pretty modest set of tools. I built my first one with a circular saw, jig saw, portable drill and router (without a router table).

-- 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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#2 posted 06-23-2010 11:11 PM

Like Rich said… Well Done!

You should be very proud of your work. I think you did a great job. Now keep it up…..lol

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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Mary Anne

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#3 posted 06-23-2010 11:21 PM

Good job on the design and the build.
Glad you only learned what “could” have happened with the router. You’ll need that meat on your fingers for the next project.

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leroy49

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#4 posted 06-23-2010 11:32 PM

Nice job. I just built my first adirondack chair last weekend. They’re fun to build and very comfortable.

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Grant Libramento

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#5 posted 06-23-2010 11:49 PM

Wife Happy? That’s all that matters! Keep up the good work and thanks for posting.

-- Grant, Tryon, NC

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shiney5757

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#6 posted 06-23-2010 11:52 PM

gotta try one, you did a great job thanks

-- I cut it twice & it was still too short

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Sailor

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#7 posted 06-24-2010 01:53 AM

Great looking chair, isn’t it great that you learn something new everytime you build something? I love figuring out little tricks here and there, you only think your doing it the best way most of the time.

-- Dothan, Alabama Check out my woodworking blog! http://woodworkingtrip.blogspot.com/ Also my Youtube Channel's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SailingAndSuch

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#8 posted 06-24-2010 01:56 AM

A super first Adirondack

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Dan Hux

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#9 posted 06-24-2010 03:31 AM

great job,,I build a few myself. They are lots of fun.

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC http://whitdaniel.com

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#10 posted 06-24-2010 04:16 AM

Great Lookin Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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Ken90712

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#11 posted 06-24-2010 11:12 AM

Great looking chair and were all learning everyday so thats a good thing. You chose not to round the corners on the arm rest could you explian why? I only ask being my eyes are drawn to them when I looked at it. I plan on building these soon as well. Great job.

Welcome to Lumberjocks one of the great web page around!

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

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wrtnaz

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#12 posted 06-24-2010 04:56 PM

Well after rounding the chair slats and almost cutting my finger off, I decided to just sand the edges and call it good. I may go ahead and round them now that I am thinking about it.

-- wrtnaz

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Ken90712

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#13 posted 06-24-2010 04:59 PM

Understandable! I and everyone else have had mistakes and close calls! No matter how safe we try to be! Enjoy.

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

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#14 posted 08-03-2010 09:14 AM

Looks like a nice chair. If you’re a rookie, you’re getting the hang of it:-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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