Veritas Folding Adirondack Chair

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Project by Cobwobbler posted 08-09-2011 09:00 PM 10628 views 17 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my attempt at making an Adirondack chair.
I’ve made a couple of big rigid chairs but wanted to make a couple of folding chairs for the garden and to take out and about.
I used the paper plans from Veritas and found the instructions easy enough to follow, I stuck them on plywood to make more later.
I love the design of the Adirondack as it is really comfortable and fits someone like me of larger build.
On the second build I changed the under arm hinge bracket and used coach bolts which looked a lot neater than the hex heads. Also I finished the arms and front legs with reclaimed pallet wood.
I think it gives it a “Shabby Chic” look which is all the rage in the UK at the moment.

-- Martin, Rugby, United Kingdom. Make Tea, Not War.

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#1 posted 08-09-2011 09:23 PM

Very nicely done. I like the idea of of putting the plans on plywood, those are the kind of projects you always seem to need more of and a pattern makes quick work of it. Espcially like the reclaimed wood :)

-- Wilson

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#2 posted 08-09-2011 11:48 PM

Great chairs where did you get the plans my wife saw them and has to have a set!

-- Steely, Lakeland ,FL

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#3 posted 08-10-2011 01:04 AM

Well done. I especially like the folding feature.

-- Phil, North Carolina

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#4 posted 08-10-2011 02:39 AM

Looks great. That’s a clever way to make the chair fold. I’ve built some that fold but they rely on a friction fit peg, which is way less than ideal. Is there much sideways movement? Any chance of a short video showing how it folds and unfolds?

-- Tom

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#5 posted 08-10-2011 11:57 AM

Nice job, I have the plans and hardware just awaiting to be built. Some how blondie comes up with other projects for me LoL Need to make these soon though. Enjoy!

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

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#6 posted 08-21-2011 03:54 PM

Hey Tomw, your wish is my command, here is a short video of the folding action.
This is the second one I’ve made and I think the key is to make the surfaces that move against one another as flat as possible and not make the sliding bits too snug, I did on my first one and had to hammer it apart, not ideal.

-- Martin, Rugby, United Kingdom. Make Tea, Not War.

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#7 posted 08-21-2011 04:36 PM

Thanks Martin, that’s a tremendous help.

-- Tom

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