Adirondack Settee

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Project by RickL posted 08-03-2011 11:14 PM 2438 views 7 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A client recently ordered this Adirondack Settee after considering two separate chairs. I chose pine for this project vs. poplar because it is readily available and with the finish I used should stand up to the weather for many years. This is a very comfortable chair I think due in part to the curved back. Overall width of this unit is about 60” and I carried the pine tree design into the center table support. The finish is Real Milk Paint French Gray with the outdoor additive. As added protection, I applied 2 coats General Finishes 450 outdoor poly sanding between each. This style never gets old and I enjoyed building it. Will deliver on a trip to Cincinnati next week for a family reunion. Thanks for looking.

-- Rick, Union,KY

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#1 posted 08-04-2011 01:09 AM

These look comfy !!! Like the color on them too.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 08-04-2011 01:34 AM

Very nice double chair and nice touch with the pine tree!!!!!!!!.........................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 08-04-2011 04:40 AM

I agree – The pine tree is a great touch

-- Shrub G. , Dalton Georgia

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Pete Wadey

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#4 posted 08-04-2011 03:23 PM

Very Nice …. Job well done.

-- Pete Wadey ,

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#5 posted 08-04-2011 03:28 PM

Great work Rick. I really like the pine tree design. The pine is really good to work with. How was working with milk paint? Never done that, but it sounds like you coated it well and it should hold up many years. Hopefully it will be in a protected area, at least in the winter months. I’ve got a plan for single adirondack chairs I think I got thru Norm Abrams but have never built one. When properly built, they are comfortable. Man, the heat has been tough, hasn’t it? I only get out to my shop after work and into the evening, but its still terribly hot. I use a 20” window fan pulling air thru the shop. This summer I’ve been working on cutting boards, boxes and a few other little projects. I did make a deal for a Walnut log, 16’long and I’ve found someone to cut it up for me, provided I can get it there. Good to see you here. Have a great rest of the summer and if you ever get up this way-give me a shout.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#6 posted 08-04-2011 03:36 PM

It seems to be very nicely made and looks great.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#7 posted 08-04-2011 03:59 PM

Very nice!! Great build, like the pine tree and the finish.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#8 posted 08-05-2011 02:06 PM

Thank you everyone. My client is donating this to her church in Cincinnati and I will be there next weekend as mentioned, so I will stop by St. Cecilia’s to drop it off, maybe get an extra blessing or two LOL. Hey Joseph was a carpenter, wonder if he built any furniture.

Rick, working with milk paint is a pure joy. I have used in mostly on interiors of cabinets, and on Windsor chairs, but this is my first project for outdoors. the manufacturer was real helpful with answers and advise. The heat has been brutal, and deadly in some cases, it has to break soon. Will take you up on the invite and let you know. New grandson arriving “about Sept 5th” so Grandma is planning on staying up there to help out. Certainly hope Lowe is riding out the political upheaval of late. God Bless, Rick

-- Rick, Union,KY

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#9 posted 08-05-2011 07:25 PM

Nice chairs. Did you make the plan yourself, or did you get it from somewhere? My wife wants me to make some (she wants me to make lots of things…..just doesn’t want to wait for them to get built).

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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#10 posted 08-05-2011 07:33 PM

Rob, its been a while back but I believe I got the plan from WOOD Nag
Woodplans. I have made some changes from the original, but those
will get you started.

-- Rick, Union,KY

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#11 posted 09-14-2011 01:20 AM

Very nice..

-- Alvarez

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