|Project by Bob Kellogg||posted 02-13-2012 10:29 PM||3220 views||24 times favorited||16 comments|
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.