Adirondack Settee

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Project by deeman posted 05-04-2012 02:39 AM 3761 views 14 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My son Matt wanted this for his new patio. After much searching we found plans from Wood magazine from 2000. It is made from cedar and has many coats of Hellmans Spar Varnish. He bought all the material from Menards. The prices were on sale but the selection was picked over. The last picture is Matt and his little brother Vinny. Every Time I finish a project I think about my uncle Jack and my friend Red. Jack introduced me into woodworking and Red told me “if someone else can do it you can”. I have great memories of working on Red’s house and deck. I miss both of them very much

-- Dennis Trenton Ohio And life is worth the living just because He lives!

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#1 posted 05-04-2012 02:53 AM

Nice work neighbor ! Great photos and the varnish finish is awesome.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#2 posted 05-04-2012 02:59 AM

That’s a great looking 2 seater, and I particularly liked your story.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#3 posted 05-04-2012 03:01 AM

Beautiful chair, looks very comfortable.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then sand a whole bunch

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#4 posted 05-04-2012 05:37 AM

That is very good looking!

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#5 posted 05-04-2012 05:42 AM

fantastic settee,very nice work.

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#6 posted 05-04-2012 05:53 AM

Great looking settee, thanks for posting

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland

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#7 posted 05-04-2012 07:43 AM

Well done, looks comfy!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 05-04-2012 10:01 AM


Brilliant. Being in the UK we do not see very many of these Adirondack chairs/settees so the plans are few and far between. Never seen the settee style before so if you could point me to the plans in Wood magazine by issue number then maybe I could purchase that copy, thanks.


-- What is this life if full of care we have no time to stand and stare!

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#9 posted 05-04-2012 12:32 PM

That looks good n comfy. Nice areas to set your cold one as you relax

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#10 posted 05-04-2012 01:08 PM

Very nice – great design and build!!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#11 posted 05-04-2012 05:40 PM

Real good

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#12 posted 05-04-2012 05:55 PM

Very nice looking and well done.


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#13 posted 05-04-2012 05:56 PM

I like this,looks good also ,Dang now I’ve got to build one.

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#14 posted 05-04-2012 06:38 PM

Thanks for all the kind words. The Plans are from Wood August 2000 Issue 125 and the revisions are in September 2000 Issue 126.

-- Dennis Trenton Ohio And life is worth the living just because He lives!

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#15 posted 05-04-2012 10:30 PM

just had a great idea for a compartment in the middle….

-- making something from nothing, and making it your own... thats life.

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