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Project by Todd Adair posted 10-05-2011 09:55 PM 2239 views 21 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a chair I just finished for a customer of mine. He had one made from plywood that had fallen apart with age. I took the original design and improved it slightly. It is constructed completely out of cypress. The main rail is made from 2 three foot lengths of 1×12 cypress joined together with the Kreg system and outdoor screws. I used all stainless fasteners and pre-drilled and countersank everything. It is extremely comfortable. The last picture is the original chair. It is laying on its side as it will not stand up on its own anymore. The owner had this stored under his deck with the hopes of rebuilding it himself in the future. I think it had been under the deck for about 5 years. I took it upon myself to “steal” the chair and rebuild it as a gift. I have been working around his house for the past 2 years now and thought this was a fitting thank you for all the work he has provided for me.

-- Todd Adair, Suwanee, Ga.





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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 10-05-2011 10:44 PM

Great looking chair, and a nice gesture on your part.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Mark

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#2 posted 10-05-2011 10:52 PM

THAT looks comfortable! either way you sit on it too!

-- My purpose in life: Making sawdust

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dakremer

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#3 posted 10-05-2011 11:44 PM

What a great gesture, Todd. You dont see that too often these days! I’m sure your customer was extremely pleased – it looks like a really comfy chair! I’ve never seen one like that before. Now you just need a large custom outdoor cushion on it, and I bet it is the single best chair in the world to take a nap on! haha.

Thanks for sharing! Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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Gary

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#4 posted 10-05-2011 11:48 PM

Nice looking chair. Loks more like boxelder than cypress…hmmm

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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childress

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#5 posted 10-06-2011 01:43 AM

More of a chase than a recliner… But awesome nonetheless! It looks very comfortable. Like I can fall asleep very easily in it :)

-- Childress Woodworks

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Roz

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#6 posted 10-06-2011 01:58 AM

Now this is cool. Good job.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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cajunpen

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#7 posted 10-06-2011 03:27 AM

Good looking chair. I really looks comfortable, but I’d have to have a crane to get me out of it :-)) Knowing the cost of Cypress it was quite a gesture on your part. I’m sure it will pay dividends down the road.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Ken90712

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#8 posted 10-06-2011 11:31 AM

Great chair and looks comfy. Hope you saved a pattern because I’m thinking alot of people will want one. I think if blondie see this she will be bugging me to make one.

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

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LouJC

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#9 posted 01-24-2012 03:54 PM

Hi Todd
Great looking chair, you done a fine job.
I NEED one like this, I broke both my back and neck, it’s hard for me to get comfortable in any chair,
I bet I could in this one.
Do you have a patern I could buy from you?
Thanks
Lou

-- Lou - Maine

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