Adirondack Chair

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Project by grace123 posted 02-03-2011 10:50 PM 1467 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My mother, daughter, and I decided to take an adult education class at our local community college. We chose woodworking. This chair is the first project we completed. We have since made seven more Adirondack chairs in this style. They grace the porches of our respective homes. There is a big difference from the first chair to the eighth chair. We learned quite a bit along the way.

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#1 posted 02-03-2011 11:50 PM

Nothing better to sit in with a cool drink.

-- Doug...

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#2 posted 02-04-2011 12:42 AM

Looks nice. Is that pine? Are those screw holes on the top of the arms? If you have a plug cutter and flush trim saw, you could make some plugs and fill those in.

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#3 posted 02-04-2011 01:24 AM

Nice, looks like the same design of my first adirondak chair. I had trouble screwing the back slats to the upper back support, my screws were not always perfect and would sometimes split or miss the back support. Recently I have decided that the next time I build the chair to use pockethole screws there at least to avoid the risk.

Great job though, these chairs are so comfortable!

-- Dothan, Alabama Check out my woodworking blog! Also my Youtube Channel's Facebook page

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#4 posted 02-04-2011 03:01 AM

Thanks for the comments. The chair was made of pine. It was our absolute first effort with anything made of wood. Prior to making this chair my sole woodworking experience was drilling holes to put handles on a drawer front. Because we were such beginners, we used pine for the cost. The wood shop at our college had a lot of tools and a standing rule that students could not bring any tools in, and likewise no tools would go out. Since then we have used pocket holes and have made a much nicer finished chair.

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#5 posted 02-12-2011 05:25 PM

I have the same plan that I got off ebay. I modified it a little. Now I use 5/4 decking boards, the arms are smaller in width, I cut the seat frame and back legs from a treated 2×10, and the back slats are 2.5 inches wide and fans out more. I’ve probably built 50 of these around here along with ottomans and tables, also a love seat too. I paid for Disney World last year from selling these.

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