First Adirondack Folding Chair

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Project by Dennis Hunter / Laura Merchant posted 04-09-2012 11:42 PM 1608 views 6 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok folks it is done I took my mac up design and made a chair. I have to thanks Robert Triplett for teaming up with me and buying the wood for the project. I did have to make a few changes so the chair would be strong and there is one other thing I am going to change on the next chair but this chair is not only strong but sturdy. I have not put a finish on it yet just finished building it today. Being that it folds it will help when the weather changes and a customer wants to store it away or take it on a camping trip. Ok its your turn for questions or comments.
Thanks Dennis

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#1 posted 04-09-2012 11:58 PM

This turned out great. I am sure you will have no problem selling these.

Beautiful job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#2 posted 04-10-2012 12:40 AM

Dennis, it turned out great. I think it folds really well.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#3 posted 04-10-2012 12:50 AM

Looks great Dennis The folding idea is great . What’s the one more thing your going to change?

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#4 posted 04-10-2012 01:06 AM

Jim I am going to make the front legs 1 3/4” thick the 3/4’ is to thin for me.

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#5 posted 04-10-2012 01:12 AM

Sounds good Dennis I think it will look more substantial.

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#6 posted 04-10-2012 03:32 AM

Nice job Dennis !
That thing loos so comfortable, I bet I’d be asleep in about ten minutes out on the back porch in that thing ! lol
That folding aspect is really smart for transportation too!
Very nice !

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#7 posted 04-10-2012 07:30 AM

Very nicely done. I believe you will have a market for them. People like to relax.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#8 posted 04-10-2012 08:50 AM

One of the nicest Andirondack chairs I’ve seen and folds up to boot! Great work.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 04-10-2012 10:31 AM

Very nice one!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#10 posted 04-10-2012 01:19 PM

Nicely done. Ironically, I have a cheap version of this style I bought from Ace Hardware. Nothing nearly as nice as yours… but I was going to use the one I bought for a pattern to “upscale” it. Features I like are the curved back, nice sized arms, rounded front seat edge and folding function. One lessoned learned… I think I would paint before I assembled.

Again, well done…

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#11 posted 04-10-2012 06:00 PM

looks good! could you modify it to recline as well as fold?

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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