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Project by WoodworkingGeek posted 05-31-2012 05:14 PM 1445 views 4 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi Lj’s
This is my completed Adirondack chair. I used kentucky coffee tree for all the parts and black walnut for the plugs. I bought the wood in ohio and had to take it to Georgia when we moved to Calhoun. its in our dinning room at the time and because I like to sit in it when I work on the computer! I bought the plans from woodcraft. but they were not very accurate because they told me to drill holes where there should not be holes. I used a boiled linseed oil thinned with a mineral sprits so the wood can absorb in to the wood.
I’ll probably be making more oft these so give me your advice for the next one!
Thanks
-WoodWorkingGeek





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#1 posted 05-31-2012 05:51 PM

Wow, this looks really good. I like the shade that it looks.

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#2 posted 05-31-2012 06:06 PM

Sweet!

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#3 posted 05-31-2012 06:47 PM

I really like it. Love the wood.

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#4 posted 05-31-2012 07:02 PM

A nice chair. Fine wood from Kentucky.

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#5 posted 05-31-2012 07:52 PM

Nice job! I’ve been looking at so many different styles of adirondacks but I like the one you went with. Simple, clean lines and the back is attached to the armrests instead of having vertical supports. How sturdy would you say your chair is? Would it survive someone 300lbs sitting on it on any regular basis? Not that I’m that heavy but I’ve got some heavier clydesdale friends so…

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#6 posted 05-31-2012 08:44 PM

It looks good. If your making more did you make some Luan templates?

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#7 posted 05-31-2012 09:32 PM

Very nice, great job!!

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#8 posted 05-31-2012 10:15 PM

Thanks for the comments guys!
@Sixstrings I believe that my chair has a 250 Lbs limit. All the parts are only 3/4’’ it wouldn’t be too good to see someone go crashing to the floor! @don W Yes I do have templates.

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#9 posted 05-31-2012 11:30 PM

cool chair very well done.

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#10 posted 05-31-2012 11:52 PM

Cool. Good luck on the second chair!

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#11 posted 06-01-2012 12:36 AM

Great looking chair. The only advice i coudl throw out is to round over the seat slats just a little. I find that when im sitting in mine for longer periods of time they start to dig in a bit.

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#12 posted 06-01-2012 01:12 AM

Thanks for the advice!
I did sand the edges of with sand paper. Do you think I should do that with a round over router bit?

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#13 posted 06-01-2012 01:19 AM

Looks great to me, I wouldn’t change a thing. Thanks for sharing.

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#14 posted 06-01-2012 01:38 AM

Thats a great looking chair. I think I used the same pattern with the two I made. I’ll second the motion on the rounded over slats. I used a 1/4” round over bit. It make’s a big difference in the comfort dept. If you want to try something a little different on the next one look at my projects and you will see one that I made into a glider.

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#15 posted 06-01-2012 12:04 PM

WWG – yea i would use a router with a roundover bit. Ive toyed with the idea of removing all the slats on the 2 chairs i built and rounding them over but i really dont want to stain again.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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