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adirondack chair with sliding foot rest

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Project by jjohnson0267 posted 04-06-2011 07:37 AM 2475 views 6 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

i saw a pic online and decided to try it myself, it is actually very comfy. tell me what you think

-- i love to play with wood!





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michaeljohn

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#1 posted 04-06-2011 09:57 AM

I think that is fantastic. I built the standard adirondack chair and have always thought it needed a foot rest. Great design!!

-- Mike, Aptos, Calif.

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thelt

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#2 posted 04-06-2011 01:27 PM

I like that, a very new idea. Where did you get the plans?

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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SplashMaster

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#3 posted 04-06-2011 02:06 PM

Very nice I always wonted to make a foot stand for the chars I build but I like this idea more and welcome to LJ

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BobAtl

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#4 posted 04-06-2011 02:33 PM

Great idea! I’d really like more details on how you built the footrest. Mind sharing them?

I have some Adirondacks I built 20+ years ago that are extremely comfortable and I always check out the ones I see here or elsewhere. Usually there are just variations on the basic style of the chair, ability to fold, etc. This is the most outstanding improvememt in design I’ve seen!

THANKS for sharing!!

-- Bob, Atlanta

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#5 posted 04-06-2011 03:28 PM

Looks great. I think it might be hard to sit on at this angle. lol Oh my neck! lol

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swirt

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#6 posted 04-06-2011 03:36 PM

Clever and useful.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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jjohnson0267

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#7 posted 04-06-2011 06:03 PM

for the chair i copied one that we had in class and then for the foot rest i just made it as i went along, there are two runners on the side legs that the slats of the foot rest sit on and they are screwed to two more pieces and then legs and a dowel it was very simple.

-- i love to play with wood!

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#8 posted 04-06-2011 09:53 PM

I have the Adirondack chair on My list of projects to build before I kick the bucket, You can officially count this adaptation” stolen” when I get around to it ! Awesome upgrade, Thanks…..ROB

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans repurposed wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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jjohnson0267

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#9 posted 04-06-2011 11:26 PM

ha thank you and i stole it from someone in a magazine so i cant blame you.

-- i love to play with wood!

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Diggerjacks

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#10 posted 04-07-2011 09:06 AM

Hello

A good idea and a good job

Do you have pattern ?

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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jjohnson0267

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#11 posted 04-11-2011 05:45 AM

i didnt use a pattern. i just saw a picture and followed that

-- i love to play with wood!

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randomray

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#12 posted 12-24-2011 06:24 AM

Well I guess I’m going to make something like this after seeing YOUR picture . chuckle … Hey , you’re helping spred a good idea .

-- Anybody can break something it takes skill to make or repair stuff .

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