|Project by CedarFreakCarl||posted 01-16-2008 02:14 AM||11328 views||37 times favorited||33 comments|
Here’s an adirondack chair I built last weekend. I didn’t come up with this on my own, but instead used a picture from Fine Woodworking July/August 2007 to model it after. This particular chair design was entered in a design competition for adirondack chairs by a fellow named Ron Moretti who is attending the University of Indiana Pennsylvania. I didn’t have any measurements except for length, depth and width, so I had to guess at some of the measurements. So, after making a rough sketch, I drew it up in AutoCad at work and plotted out full scale templates. I trasferred them to 1/4” hardboard, roughed them out on the bandsaw and then sized them with the router. I figured the first one would be sacrificial and subject to some adjustments for fit and comfort, but was pleasantly surprised when it all went together without of hitch and sat great too! So, I think I’m going to build at least 3 more along with a table and maybe a two seater also. Anyhow, it’s made from select cypress and is put together with stainless steel screws and bolts. BTW, do ya’ll think I can use brass screws or some other alternative instead of SS. I think I had almost 30 bucks in the hardware. Lowe’s sure is proud of anything starting with stainless.
-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC