|Project by tate||posted 06-30-2010 02:32 AM||9345 views||13 times favorited||22 comments|
This is my first project so any feedback, advice, criticism or good ole gripes are greatly appreciated. I wanted to make an adirondack set but, like most people, don’t like maintaining outdoor furniture. So I found some composite decking material on sale and decided to give it a go. I like the fact that it is no warping, cracking, splintering, staining, sealing…you get the point. Did I mention I hate maintaining outdoor items (notice my deck that needs waterproofed this year). I know this is a woodworking website and the material used is wood-like, so does anyone think this was a good, bad, or dumb idea. I believe the idea is good but I don’t know how the decking material will hold up as furniture. My main concern is that the frame of the chairs that support all the weight will sag or crack over time. I guess time will tell. Any advice? I know there are details on these chairs that could have been done differently but I learn best by trial and error.
I built this set with the bare essentials and have sense ordered a delta thickness planer (should be here any day). Next is a good jointer and band saw. I am slowly enlarging my wood shop. I would like to buy everything now but don’t want to have to sell one of my children to be able to do it. It will be a slow process but eventually I will get there.
I hope to post many more projects in the future so any advice is greatly appreciated