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Aidrondack chairs - done!

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Project by Betsy posted 03-22-2008 06:04 PM 5041 views 8 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are the chairs I did for my church auction. They are pine – put a light primer coat on and they are ready to go to the highest bidder.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine





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#1 posted 03-22-2008 06:12 PM

those are great—-the whole set!!! hope they bring in a good bid for the church…

you put on a primer…but not color—-is that so the new owner can choose a color???

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#2 posted 03-22-2008 06:45 PM

These are awesome Betsy! They look great as a set. I like how the table matches the design of the chair backs. Top notch.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#3 posted 03-22-2008 07:27 PM

Thanks guys.

Matt – yes. Most people who opt for the pine chairs want to match the chairs to their house trim or deck trim. I prime them because most folks I know will skip that step and just put on the finish coat color and regret it later.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#4 posted 03-22-2008 07:41 PM

Those are really nice Betsy! Great job!

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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#5 posted 03-22-2008 08:46 PM

You are going to force me to make some :-)

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#6 posted 03-22-2008 10:27 PM

Betsy, Great job… all we need now is some lemonade and a mild breeze.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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#7 posted 03-22-2008 11:27 PM

Gary – after your box of boxes – this would be a walk in the sawdust for you!

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#8 posted 03-22-2008 11:57 PM

Every enovative design adaptations. I don’t think I have ever seen any others like them. Looks great.

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

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#9 posted 03-22-2008 11:59 PM

These are fantastic, Betsy!

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

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#10 posted 03-23-2008 04:17 AM

Hi Betsy,

I thought that I was getting a little punchy from all the reviews I have posted tonight and I could not find my comment in here. I knew that I had seen this one before. Chalk it up to a temporary senior moment when I forgot about the blog list that I had gone through earlier.

Thanks for clarifying my question about the footstool too. Somehow I didn’t think that you would execute two separate builds but oftentimes I tend to be gullible enough to believe what I see.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#11 posted 03-23-2008 11:20 AM

These chairs and accompaniments should draw a premium for your Church. Nice work.

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#12 posted 03-23-2008 10:26 PM

Thanks all. Hopefully these will bring in some good cash for the church. We have a large food ministry that could use extra money for gas!

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#13 posted 02-16-2012 02:30 PM

I have built several Adirondack chairs.some thing I added was another support under the armrest,mount them to the out side of the leg on both sides{you need to make the supports about a inch wider] then add a little shelve in between them ,drill a two and a quarter inch hole in the armrest and you have a glass or can holder.

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#14 posted 02-19-2012 07:18 PM

I’ve thought about doing something like that, but could not figure how to do it properly.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#15 posted 03-04-2012 01:10 AM

Betsy ,I just posted pics of the chairs I built,check them out,this one is built out of cypress,and stainless steel screws and carrage bolts.

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