Adirondack Chairs and Footstools

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Project by KnotCurser posted 07-08-2011 12:10 AM 1530 views 8 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A co-worker of mine bought the plans and asked if I could build these chairs for him.

He volunteered to paint them as well – all I had to do was the actual building of them. Cool!

I have made a TON of Adirondack furniture – the sales funded my entire shop as a matter of fact – but these chairs are by FAR the most comfortable and sturdy ones I have ever built!

Really nice plans as well – easy to understand and very clear and concise.

Made from Pressure Treated Pine. The green you see was done half-way through construction and is opaque deck stain. They will also receive a coat of tinted Aussie Oil when they get to the owner’s house which will darken the raw pine to a cedar color.

The owner picked them up today and of course he had to sit in one before we loaded them up – the look on his face told me what I hoped for – COMFY! :-)



-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#1 posted 07-08-2011 12:25 AM

You not only get ‘comfey’ points, you also get ‘style’ points. Well done Bob.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#2 posted 07-08-2011 01:50 AM

They do look comfortable. Where did you get the plans for these?

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#3 posted 07-08-2011 02:22 AM

Nice. Lot of good style points too. I likee.

So…. I know that you built a lot of these in the past…. Are you switching to this design?


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#4 posted 07-08-2011 02:32 AM

Mike, the plans came from Wood Magazine originally and can now be ordered from them as well as a variety of other online wood plan sites.

Steve, I will have to think it over – these take quite a bit more hours to build and that would drive the price up. They ARE way more sturdy, but then again I have never heard of one of my previous designs fail in any way…....

I might make myself a set and see how long it takes now that I have the templates cut and know what I’m doing.


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#5 posted 07-08-2011 02:07 PM

They really are nice, Bob! They look beautiful and look like they will last for years and years! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#6 posted 07-08-2011 07:18 PM

Ahhhh! Sitting in the shade in your new A-chairs with your feet up and sippin a cold whatever; That is summertime! Great job. Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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