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This is my favorite project I have done. I finally have a camera to post something on here. I am a bit nervous to do so because so many of the projects I see are so fantastic mine is not comparable to them. But I also see the warm responses to all the projects i see from newbie as I am to the most veteran of woodworker so I know I will not be ridiculed here. This is a great place to read about others works, see pics and feel completely at home to put up our own attempts. This chair i build with my daughter 3 years ago and have kept up the maintenance on it accordingly. Is very sturdy and has been finished in a variety of stain choices each year. Compare the stool to the left with the chair to get a before and after take. This year I went with special walnut stain with a spar coating. 2 coats of spar after the regime of 80, 100,120,150 and 220 paper. 0000 steel wool between coats on the spar. I am proud of this chair. Is all pine as is the cheapest choice and easiest to get a hold of here in my little town of New Port Richey Florida :) I used poly the last few times prior and found it doesnt do as well in the weather so research led me to try the spar. Thanks for looking.

-- my mind is constantly racing..... but it hasnt came in 1st place yet





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ed220

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#1 posted 967 days ago

Don’t judge yourself too harshly.. That’s a great looking Adirondack with an impressive finish. Great job.

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woodworm

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#2 posted 967 days ago

Nice looking chair, great finish too!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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MasterSergeant

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#3 posted 967 days ago

Ditto’s to prior comments! I would love to be able to complete such a nice project.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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hcwoodwkr

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#4 posted 967 days ago

Great job, I have plans for a Adirondack but have not built one yet.

-- Bert, Maryland

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WWilder

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#5 posted 966 days ago

Thanks for the kind words and support. I have plans to make a side by side with a table centered between but have to wait until i can get my funds up lol. Working with salvaging some pallet wood as we speak. Some great wood can be gained by recycling pallets

-- my mind is constantly racing..... but it hasnt came in 1st place yet

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jackthelab

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#6 posted 966 days ago

That is what I love about Lumberjocks. Everyone is so positive and encouraging and they have a ton of ideas to share. Keep up the hobby and keep us posted about your projects.

-- Dave in Minnesota - If it ain't broke, improve it!

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BentheViking

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#7 posted 966 days ago

i agree its probably the best part of the LJ community. i really like the fact that you stained it since i havent seen a lot of adirondack chairs that arent a natural finish

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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smitty22

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#8 posted 966 days ago

Lovely chair, looks like it ‘sits’ real well!

-- Smitty

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Earlb

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#9 posted 965 days ago

We are all here to help if we can.

-- It is all in your perspective.

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WWilder

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#10 posted 965 days ago

I have been a member for a bit now and frequent a lot of the blogs and projects i see on here. I have never had a question i could not get answered via one of the members here. This is a fantastic site, great people and I am proud to be member of Lumberjocks.

-- my mind is constantly racing..... but it hasnt came in 1st place yet

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ericandcandi

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#11 posted 965 days ago

Are you kidding? Thats a great chair. Im jealous….....Good job!

-- ericandcandi in Louisiana- Home of the "LSU Tigers"

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A Slice of Wood Workshop

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#12 posted 964 days ago

Wow great chair. I have done a couple chairs and none of mine look as good as that. That ting is awesome.

-- Tim- http://www.asliceofwoodworkshop.com; Twitter-@asliceofwood; Facebook-http://www.facebook.com/asliceofwood

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snowgoer

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#13 posted 962 days ago

NICE chair ! question: How many hours of work in an adirondack chair?

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WWilder

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#14 posted 961 days ago

This was my very 1st project and I didnt have many tools so it took me about 2 weeks of nights and weekends including sanding and finishing.

-- my mind is constantly racing..... but it hasnt came in 1st place yet

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ksteen

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#15 posted 957 days ago

I hope my first one looks that good.

-- Ken, Mississippi

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