Adirondac Chairs

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Project by tblrxdave posted 07-14-2010 04:39 PM 1676 views 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Tis the season for enjoying outdoors. I built these chairs for my neighbor from red and white oak. Since the finish was going to be dark semi-transparent stain I wasn’t worried about mixing the oak. I glued 1/4 inch pressure treated pine to all the ground contact legs. I followed the Redwood Project Plans with a little adaptation mainly from using larger thickness materials than called for. I used up a lot of marginal quality rough-cut boards from my saw mill for the build. Hand planning and sanding to make things fit properly. I did scrape the arm rests smooth. Pre-drilled and countersunk all the screw holes. My neighbor bought and chose the color of the stain,and did most of the application. She’s happy, that’s all that matters.

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#1 posted 07-14-2010 06:27 PM

Good-looking chairs, I have started 2 of these making them out of Blue Oak. What a hard wood this is, no dull tools allowed on this stuff.

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

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#2 posted 07-15-2010 03:25 PM

Ken90712, I can’t say that I’ve ever heard of Blue Oak before. Do you have another name for it, or is the wood processed is some way to make it blue?

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