Adirondack Settee

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Project by RickL posted 10-07-2010 01:50 PM 2324 views 5 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Made this settee for a golfing partner after discussing things we are doing now that we are retired during a recent round of golf with our weekday group ☺ He originally wanted this to be built in Teak but after he saw the price, due mostly to the cost of the materials, he decided on Poplar and wanted it painted. I have used Poplar for a number of chairs and they have held up well in our part of the country. Both he and his wife are happy with the finished piece. Thanks for looking.

-- Rick, Union,KY

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#1 posted 10-07-2010 03:23 PM

Great job!! Looks inviting, come sit on me, stay awhile.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#2 posted 10-07-2010 03:43 PM

....with a cold beer or 3..thanks for the comment Jack

-- Rick, Union,KY

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#3 posted 10-07-2010 03:56 PM

Looks like a great place to lounge outdoors.

The cost of teak can be prohibitively expensive, as your friend found out!

Although poplar isn’t the strongest wood, load-bearing wise, it’s better at standing up to moisture than many other species. Can’t beat the cost, either, especially compared to teak!

Is that a light blue color, or is the picture deceiving?

The little tree cutout in the back is a nice detail.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#4 posted 10-07-2010 05:14 PM

It’s a design that old meets new well done

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#5 posted 10-07-2010 08:19 PM

POISE is what came to my mind once I see it. beautifull, plain and attractive and lovely.

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#6 posted 10-07-2010 09:28 PM

Johnathan – that is actually a light grey, I had to take the picture with my phone so it isn’t the best quality. Noto, it is open under the center arm rest/table. Thanks for all the other comments. Yes Vahid, sometimes simple is as beautiful as a complex piece.

-- Rick, Union,KY

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#7 posted 10-08-2010 01:37 AM

Very nicely done. Thanks for posting. Is it made from plans or your design?

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#8 posted 10-08-2010 01:47 AM

Thanks Tom. I forgot to mention the plans came from WOOD Magazine and I made so modifications to my liking but used the plans for a start.

-- Rick, Union,KY

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#9 posted 10-08-2010 06:06 AM

Plans are good for that… You did a great job and I like the colors.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#10 posted 10-08-2010 06:15 AM

Nice work!

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#11 posted 10-12-2010 09:46 AM

Great job Rick! The poplar will be fine. Neat design.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#12 posted 10-12-2010 01:45 PM

Thanks Rick, hope all is well. Did you have any luck finding that Purpleheart in Collierville?

-- Rick, Union,KY

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