Adirondak Chair

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Project by herbr posted 02-03-2008 04:43 PM 1668 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this chair as a graduation gift for my sister-in-law. The templates were obtained from Woodcraft Magazine. I used cedar for the project. The templates were cut with my scrollsaw. The outside edges were rounded over on my router table. The chair was finished with Tung Oil (5 coats)

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#1 posted 02-03-2008 04:50 PM

Nice work Herb, Looks like you makes things for everyone, I’m sure all have been enjoyed!!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#2 posted 02-03-2008 04:50 PM

A classic!

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#3 posted 02-03-2008 05:35 PM

John, Great work, I make mine from a altered version of “Norm’s”. I make mine from cypress and sell them all day long for $100 buck a piece and footrest for $45. Something to think about. Sold 40 sets last summer in my spare time. I am considering starting to use teak and really bump the price up. Ken Rash furniture sells the same chair out of teak for $600.00 ea. Something to think about…...

Keep up the great work!

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#4 posted 02-03-2008 05:37 PM

This is a nice chair. I am sure that your SIL was delighted with the gift.

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#5 posted 02-03-2008 06:18 PM

well done

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#6 posted 02-03-2008 06:34 PM

Real nice. I really like that Tung Oil finish. That should prevent it from graying out. That’s if it will be used outside.

-- bobdurnell, Santa Ana California.

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#7 posted 01-24-2010 06:49 AM

Herb, Nice job. I do have a question for you. I have been interested in building Adirondak Chairs myself and I have always struggled with the wood type. I started to cut out red cedar that I picked up at Home Depot but it feels to soft to use. For the most part I will be painting them so I was even considering using pine. Any suggestions? Joe

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#8 posted 01-24-2010 08:42 AM

This looks very good

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