Folding Adirondack Chair

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Project by Dennis Hunter / Laura Merchant posted 05-14-2012 10:02 PM 1988 views 5 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I got all the kinks worked out and this is how my new chairs are going to be built. There is a child proof carter key pin so if a child desides to crawl between the arms it will not fold up on them. It also going on the front leg so when it is folded it stays that way. The sealer has the color in it and I think it looks nice the color is Honey Brown something Robert brought to me. It has the UV protector in it and water proofer. Have three more in the shop ready to be put together but being my shop is small I can only put one together at a time.
Thanks again for all your support Dennis

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#1 posted 05-14-2012 10:04 PM

Very nice. Hope they sell well for you!

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 05-14-2012 10:26 PM

They should sell well.

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#3 posted 05-14-2012 10:36 PM

This finished model looks great. Like the color and y’all should have no problem selling these.

What is the weight of one of these?

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

#4 posted 05-14-2012 10:54 PM

That one I am not sure of Jaykaypur. Good Question will have to find out.

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#5 posted 05-14-2012 11:51 PM

Nice, Dennis. I have liked the way you have kept thinking of ways to make each chair a little better. It might be good enough now to sell in my booth! LOL I will work on getting more Cedar for you.

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

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#6 posted 05-15-2012 01:06 AM

I have never seen one that folded. It is one beautiful chair. The finish looks very clean.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#7 posted 05-15-2012 03:48 AM

Very well done ,cool chair.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#8 posted 05-15-2012 10:38 AM

Very comfortable looking chair and pleasant curves on all pieces. Like the safety lock idea to keep it folded/unfolded.

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

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#9 posted 05-15-2012 12:08 PM

Hi Dennis, it seems every chair you make gets better and better. That was good forethought with the carter key, and the chair looks very comfortable with the sculpted back. Please feel free to send me one for testing purposes :)

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

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#10 posted 05-15-2012 02:00 PM

They look great, and that carter key idea is very good. I hope you don’t mind me asking, How much you would sell them for?

-- - Martin

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#11 posted 05-15-2012 04:16 PM

Good looking chair.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 05-15-2012 04:18 PM

Very impressive! There is always a newer mouse trap, isn’t there? You did a great job on this, it’s very attractive and functional, an unbeatable combination.


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#13 posted 05-16-2012 01:24 PM

Schweeeeeet! That’s the design I’ve been looking for. Nice job.

-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#14 posted 05-17-2012 02:10 AM

very attractive. i had a fellow i worker with at home depot. he made adirondack chairs, and sold them as knock down kits. he was very sucessfull with them. might be an idea

-- wiser1934, new york

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