|Project by jcontract||posted 03-04-2012 04:15 PM||2517 views||4 times favorited||8 comments|
A pair of Cedar Adirondack Chairs that were built for my daughters’ (plural) school raffle.
Everyone seemed to like the chairs. In fact, a few at the raffle asked for my business card? By the end of the night I actually was giving out my number and taking a few orders. I doubt if I’d actually get someone calling me to make them chairs, but great for the old ego for sure. I’m curious what similar chairs would retail for. Please reply if you know, or even if you sell them.
I congratulated the winner, and was glad to hear how excited he was. He even mentioned how he planned on passing them down to his children eventually. Nice!
The chairs are made of clear Cedar, stainless steel fasteners and stainless carriage bolts. Extra strength with Titebond III water-proof glue. I finished them with McCloskey’s Man-O-War Marine Spar Varnish.
This was my first build with Cedar, or a soft wood for that matter. I learned a lot with this project.
1. Cedar dents just looking at it.
2. A little less money than Mahogany, Teak or other like hardwood. But I spent extra time fixing tear outs, blow outs, splintering and other issues.
All in all, they came out pretty good I think. School hopefully made a little more money.