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Project by William Bentley Jr posted 07-02-2010 03:49 AM 1455 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I know I put a post up earlier but I ran across some pics of finished sets. Some were gifts, others were to customers. If anyone has any comments on how to better my design or anything please comment! To be truthful all this started as a bet between myself and my father that I could build anything like this. But a few sets later he told me he was impressed. So what do you guys have to think about them?

-- William, http://customwoodshop.webs.com , http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bentleys-Woodworking/217746434941356





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workerinwood

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#1 posted 07-02-2010 04:27 AM

Looks good, nice job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#2 posted 07-02-2010 04:52 AM

Great Lookin Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#3 posted 07-02-2010 04:59 AM

Fantastic. I really like your design of the adirondack chairs. What paint did you use? And did you prime?

-- God is great, wood is good. Let us thank Him for wood......and old hand tools.

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William Bentley Jr

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#4 posted 07-02-2010 05:05 AM

I dont use paint, I use the cabot stain in the solid, semi solid and semi transparent colors. the solid colors looks and feels like paint but it is a stain! Check it out at cabotstain.com

-- William, http://customwoodshop.webs.com , http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bentleys-Woodworking/217746434941356

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#5 posted 07-02-2010 07:27 AM

Looks like you have been busy, great set of chairs.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#6 posted 07-02-2010 10:45 AM

Looks real good, I think your dad knew you could do it and was just playing mind games…. LOL

Something my pops would do!

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

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#7 posted 07-02-2010 01:42 PM

Very nice.

There is quite a bit of variation in the designs of Adirondack chairs. Most of the differences is in the treatment of the back. Is it curved or flat? Do the pieces run parallel or are they fanned out? There are also differences in how or low you sit and upright or laid back the back is. There is no right or wrong choices. It’s a matter of personal choice.

I like the clean look of your design. I also make the back flat and parallel and I also make my chairs little more upright than most. That is what is “right” for me. Yours are quite similar.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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William Bentley Jr

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#8 posted 07-02-2010 02:25 PM

Thanks for all the comments, Rich these have a 28 degree back. That is flat and has 8 slat spaced evenly. Chair is 23 inches wide with a 6 inch by 31 inch arm and a 36 inch seat suPport.3

-- William, http://customwoodshop.webs.com , http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bentleys-Woodworking/217746434941356

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#9 posted 07-02-2010 11:21 PM

William, Thanks for the tip on the Cabot Stain. Man they look really nice in colors.

-- God is great, wood is good. Let us thank Him for wood......and old hand tools.

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William Bentley Jr

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#10 posted 07-03-2010 05:40 AM

Glad I could help dave, cabot is a excellant product which you can get outstanding results with.

-- William, http://customwoodshop.webs.com , http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bentleys-Woodworking/217746434941356

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#11 posted 07-04-2010 04:53 PM

Ditto on the stain tip. Can’t wait to try it; do you spray your chairs. I’ve never built any adirondacks, but hope to soon.

-- Luke 23: 42-43

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#12 posted 05-17-2011 04:44 PM

Are these easy to make for a novice wood worker with some power tools?

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Chris

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#13 posted 12-30-2011 07:57 AM

Bentley, i am impressed, those are some nice Adirondack chairs my man. They really are. Very professional build. If you don’t mind me asking, how much would it cost me to build two Adirondack chairs, i understand this would greatly depend upon the wood species utilized? Could you advise a ballpark figure?

Thanks, Chris

-- Chris Harrell - custom callmaker "Quacky Calls" Eastern NC. http://www.quackycalls.com

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William Bentley Jr

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#14 posted 12-31-2011 04:53 AM

Hey chris I use douglas fur and a rough ball park your are looking about 20-25 bucks per chair, if there is a sawmill close to you you should be able to do a set in red cedar a lil cheaper, and cherry will run a lil more. Trust me sawmills are great to utilize for cheap wood. Example : I picked up spalted maple today for 4.00 ber board(1×8x8)
which is about a 15-20 board else where. If i can help further please feel free to ask, and if you like add me on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bentleys-Woodworking/217746434941356

-- William, http://customwoodshop.webs.com , http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bentleys-Woodworking/217746434941356

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#15 posted 12-31-2011 07:19 AM

Thanks a million William, i appreciate so very much the feedback. Yeah i have bought some wood from a local sawmill on a few occasions. It is a much better buy all the way around when one is able to buy from the small business owner. It is typically as you stated, much more reasonable for us the consumer. The big part that i like is I am helping out a small business owner, making friendships, and enjoying the company of another “lover of wood”, surely will not get these benefits from some of the bigger lumber yards, that is for sure.

By the way this reminds me, i need to call around and try to locate some Maple, got a little project i need to complete for the wifey.

Thanks, Chris

-- Chris Harrell - custom callmaker "Quacky Calls" Eastern NC. http://www.quackycalls.com

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