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Project by Vjer posted 06-05-2011 05:13 AM 904 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first Adirondack style chair. It is all made from treated wood, so there is no painting or varnishing needed. This makes my customer very happy. The wood will darken thru age and look really good.
I made two other chairs for this customer, but it wasn’t exactly what they wanted. The said they wanted something more like an Adirondack chair. I made two ottomans which they will keep. But now, this customer wants a total of 4 chairs and ottomans, and 2 side tables. I sure do enjoy doing things like this…Vic

-- My mind is like lightning...one brilliant flash and then it's gone.





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#1 posted 06-05-2011 07:36 PM

Great looking chairs and pictures, thanks for posting! Moving into a new place next month and thinking about making a set of these. Interesting that you used treated lumber. The treated lumber in my area is mostly Douglas Fir and tends to warp when left to the elements. What kind of wood did you use and did you plane to thickness? I’m new to woodworking and lumber types.

Alan

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#2 posted 06-05-2011 09:14 PM

Nice work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 06-06-2011 03:09 AM

Makai…The wood I use is treated pine and it is all lumber purchased at a local lumber yard, so their was no need for using a thickness planer. The tools I used was a cut-off saw, band saw, a belt-disk sander, and a router with a 1/2” round over blade. It is held together with 2 & 3 inch deck screws and 5/16” x 3 1/2” stove bolts. I don’t use much glue because of the movement of the wood as it dries out and shrinks or gets wet swells. Right now in my part of Texas, everything is shrinking…Vic

-- My mind is like lightning...one brilliant flash and then it's gone.

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