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Project by Bob Kellogg posted 02-13-2012 10:29 PM 3146 views 24 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started making Adirondack chairs several years ago. I have been lucky enough to have a rather large supply of Giant Sequoia Redwood (all on private land) that was cut back in the 1940’s and 1950’s and left as unuseable. All the wood has been on the ground for at least 50 years. From the logs and broken pieces I slabed them with an alaskan mill and the cut, plained and cut again to get the final material for the chairs.

The chairs themselves are slightly oversized from the “normal” size adirondack chair. But with the 10” wide arm there is plenty of room for a plate and a drink. As a retired stonemason (wood is a lot lighter than stone), my hobby of woodworking has kept me fairly busy. The adirondack chair has by far been my most profitable item. I have also made them in sugar pine and sycamore. But the deep rich red of Giant Sequoia is hard to beat.





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Bagtown

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#1 posted 02-13-2012 10:46 PM

Nice.
Wish I had access to wood like that.

Mike

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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#2 posted 02-13-2012 11:05 PM

Those are gorgeous Bob. Very nice job.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#3 posted 02-13-2012 11:36 PM

Wow what a project, and it came out great. Those look super comfortable.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#4 posted 02-14-2012 12:47 AM

AND—- you make a beautiful chair Bob.

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#5 posted 02-14-2012 01:00 AM

Sweet looking Adirondacks, great job !!

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#6 posted 02-14-2012 01:21 AM

A great looking pair of chairs .

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#7 posted 02-14-2012 04:31 AM

I will be following your work. I have a huge amount of old growth available. Where is Three Rivers?

-- HH

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#8 posted 02-14-2012 04:37 AM

Wicked-freakin-awesome!

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#9 posted 02-14-2012 07:56 AM

Outstanding Example of a great product!!!

I would love to build a few of those for my dads deck for fathers day. Do you have a set of plans or a design you could share with me? Its the perfect gift for a man to enjoy our awesome Canadian nights from!

-- Failure is success if we learn from it!

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#10 posted 02-14-2012 10:16 AM

That wood is absolutely beautiful and you’ve built a very nice set of chairs. Nice work and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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#11 posted 02-14-2012 02:06 PM

I love the design. Beautiful job.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#12 posted 02-17-2012 06:12 AM

Simply beautiful!

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#13 posted 02-17-2012 01:10 PM

Absolutely gorgeous chairs. I would love to make a couple for my deck and have been looking at a number of different Adirondack chairs. I haven’t quite found exactly what I am looking for. Did you make them from an available plan? If so where can I get the plan? Or if it is your own design do you have a plan available?

-- Bill--Genuine, verified, certified, card carrying amateur at just about everything.

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#14 posted 02-18-2012 12:57 AM

Schweeeeeet!

always,
J.C.

-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#15 posted 05-26-2012 11:12 PM

Nice lines, and the color and craftsmanship are amazing.

-- http://www.gulfcoastchairs.com

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