Adirondack chairs, table and plant stand

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Project by Mork posted 1149 days ago 2340 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found some very cheap lumber at a local lumber yard. I bought it on a skid and I’m guessing it was 150 bd feet. I only paid $25 for the entire stack so I was willing to take a chance. it had been air dried for about a year but here in KY that equals about 12% moisture. But hey… for outdoor furniture who cares. I thought about painting them to cover up some of the crazy grain but desired to let it show with a bit of spar varnish. I suspect this is mostly maple, some spalted maple and a bit of cherry… Oh and also some with some nice ambrosia beetle damage :o)

I got the plans off the internet but originally they were in Popular Mechanics. I chose these plans becuase they were shorter (in depth) than most Adirondack chairs and our porch has limited depth.

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#1 posted 1149 days ago

They look great and were a great price! Nice job!


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#2 posted 1149 days ago

Kyle, Thanks for the compliment. I went to your facebook page and the other site… very impressive. Looks like you are into some high tech CNC. I just got two 50mm bars 5 feet long with 4 huge linear bearing pillow blocks. I plan on using them for a sliding router table. I’ve also got a couple of shorter 1” bars with linear slides to use as the other axis although at this point it will not be CNC

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#3 posted 1148 days ago

Great looking chairs and tables! Very well done!

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

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#4 posted 1148 days ago

You did a nice job on them; they are very attractive furniture for a porch and also look comfortable.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 1148 days ago

Great job on the A-chairs and tables. As for the “crazy grain”, I think it looks nice and the price was right. Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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#6 posted 1148 days ago

Thanks to all… I agree that the crazy grain is a plus. I’m glad I went with a clear finish although the 2 quarts of finished cost me more than the wood!

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Bob Kollman

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#7 posted 1147 days ago

Nice wood find, and great looking chair set.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#8 posted 1146 days ago

Great find on the wood. Not much looks better for adirondack chairs than a natural wood, good job

-- RickandLinda

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Joe Lyddon

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#9 posted 1146 days ago

That’s a really COOL set of Adirondack chairs, etc.!

They look SO comfortable! Nice job!


-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#10 posted 989 days ago

That is the kind of deal I like to get on my materials.

-- Ken, Mississippi

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