|Project by vrice||posted 05-15-2011 05:08 PM||3113 views||13 times favorited||16 comments|
This is an Adirondack Chair I built for my oldest son’s Xmas. After a lot of searching (there are MANY plans for these out there!) I decided on a plan I found on Fine Woodworking. This one fit my eye the best of the many I looked at. Also, as my son is “narrow” the dimensions were a good fit for his lack of gerth. We live in Houston so humidity is high and sunlight is plentiful. So I chose to construct this out of cypress. All the joinery on this is via brass screws, mainly to give a good match to the golden cypress. I’m hoping brass corrosion is not going to be a big problem. I debated long and hard about applying finish to this project. I found many opinions on the net regarding finishing, or not, cypress used in outdoor projects. In the end I chose to apply 4 coats of HELMSMAN Spar Urethane from MinWax. Living on Galveston Bay this was not hard to find. Hopefully this will hold its finish without too much maintenance for several years.
-- Vic Rice