|Project by dpow||posted 08-19-2010 05:25 AM||2194 views||8 times favorited||10 comments|
Around 15 years ago, I made a set of adirondack chairs out of white oak. Very solid, very heavy, and very uncomfortable! The plans came from a magazine I subscribed to at the time. The chairs looked great, but were stiff as a board(pun intended). I kept them for a couple of years then they ended up with my brother in law. I always wanted to try to build another set but never found any plans that i liked up until last summer. I purchased the plans for these chairs online. One big difference between the old design and the new is the curved back which makes them more comfortable. The purchased plans came with prints with full size patterns for tracing onto the wood. I made hardboard templates for use in the future to make more chairs. I also made a few design improvements for more strength and rigidity; basically adding a few extra braces on the back and beneath the arms. Like the first set I made, these are also made of white oak. They should stand up to the weather and won’t blow away like those plastic chairs from Wal-mart! I used Tite-Bond 3 and stainless screws where needed. I wanted to stain them green yet still be able to see the woodgrain. I can’t remember the brand of stain. There is 3 to 4 coats of Minwax Spar Urethane over the stain. Thanks for looking.