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Gulf Coast Chair / famous "Jake's Chair" if you like

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Project by buckeyetd posted 05-27-2012 01:44 PM 2109 views 12 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not my first Adirondack build but this is my first attempt at a “Jake’s Chair” project but I’m very happy with the way it turned out. The website offers plans you can download that were fairly easy to follow. I built this chair with cypress from the “Cross Roads Sawmill”, they were very accommodating and patient while I picked out the lumber I wanted. Deck screws and liquid nail holding it all together.

-- http://www.gulfcoastchairs.com





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GrandpaLen

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#1 posted 05-27-2012 03:59 PM

Very nicely done.

I especially like the contoured back. – Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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Ken90712

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#2 posted 05-27-2012 04:47 PM

Well done look comfy!

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

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buckeyetd

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#3 posted 05-27-2012 10:26 PM

Thank you for your kind words Ken and Len. I’m a grandpa to Len and I’m loving it. My grand kids are over in Germany living the military life at the moment but I’m going over to pick them up shortly because their dad is getting deployed to Afghanistan

-- http://www.gulfcoastchairs.com

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Mainiac Matt

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#4 posted 05-28-2012 03:30 AM

Nice job!

I’ve been looking at plans and hope to build either the NYWS plan or Jake’s plan later this year.

Your’s turned out great

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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buckeyetd

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#5 posted 05-28-2012 06:03 PM

Norm’s chair is nice without a doubt the only draw back to the design I think is the 90 degree drop off at the front. If you decide to throw your feet out in front of you and really kick back, the back of your legs will be in pain not unless you have an ottoman, otherwise it’s a beautiful chair that looks very simple to reproduce. I watched the video on youtube and I really liked what he had to say about using Cypress for his project. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bUb3s3-jG8

-- http://www.gulfcoastchairs.com

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WVTODD

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#6 posted 05-29-2012 11:31 AM

Thats the best chair ive seen on here yet, great job.

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buckeyetd

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#7 posted 05-29-2012 08:25 PM

Awesome! thanks Todd

-- http://www.gulfcoastchairs.com

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jdldav

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#8 posted 05-30-2012 01:11 AM

Great chair and nice work

-- Wood dog,Texas, http://www.WoodworkerWooddog.com

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