|Project by L-H Johnsen||posted 07-06-2010 08:53 PM||1726 views||2 times favorited||5 comments|
Firstly I would like point out that this is not really my own project..not the design anyway.
Long story short: My mother once bought this exact kind of chair at a “wall-mart kind of store” here in Sweden. It was poorly made, (wiggly,badly painted, and the material was ugly spruce). I decided to make two chairs, “clones” but in better quality. I used the finest; selected Birch Sweden had to offer (quoting the salesman).
And it really had allot less “knots” and deformities then usual birch.
I oiled them five times, because often birch+damp environments= epic failure. I think they came out nice, (but I do not take any credit for the design at all). I choose to not change a thing. The proportions where nice as they where, and the fact that the footrest could be stored under the chair was neat and convenient.
I will do this chair again, now that I know the drill. Maybe change little things, and design a matching cushion and headrest. I think walnut or oak would be great for this chair also!
I have herd that Cedar was/is used in the “originals”, is that true? Here in Sweden, they almost always come painted in white, and very few knows where the chair originally hails from. This past fice years, this kind of chair has really become popular in Sweden, often sold with a separate foot-rest.
How is it in the US, are you fed up with the Adirondack-design, or are they still in “fashion” as a classic American furniture?
-- L-H Johnsen,Sweden