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I was asked to make a retirement gift for a friend (2 adirondack chairs). Now I have orders for ten!! This is retirement?? :)
-- Woodworking Principal
Jul 02, 2012
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#1 posted 07-02-2012 09:06 AM
Nice looking chairs Dave. Ready for some summer time relaxing in the shade. Thanks for sharing.
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#2 posted 07-02-2012 09:07 AM
Very nice chairs…..I think some of us mis-understood retirement…....But I would not change a thing
-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,
T. D. Reid
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#3 posted 07-02-2012 11:51 AM
Great build! I know what you mean about retirement my friend! I dont know how I every got anything done around the house when I worked.
-- Head to the shop its calling you – Todd
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#4 posted 07-02-2012 12:54 PM
Great job!! What plans did you use? Thanks for posting. Welcome to LJ’s and retirement—enjoy.
-- Jack, Albuquerque
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#5 posted 07-02-2012 02:19 PM
Nice work, I feel your pain about making something and then everyone wanting one. Charge more! ;<)
-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"
#6 posted 07-02-2012 02:30 PM
I started out with the plans at the popular mechanics site-google it- but made adjustments-extending the bottom rail so the seat portion stretches out farther and gave the back a bigger slant about 12-15% is comfy.
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#7 posted 07-02-2012 02:32 PM
They sure look comfortable. Your garage must smell grand with all that cedar, by the way.
-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com
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#8 posted 07-02-2012 04:36 PM
Making a few myself right now; yours look great
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#9 posted 07-03-2012 01:54 AM
Beautiful chairs, they look very comfortable.
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#10 posted 07-03-2012 01:24 PM
They look great. I tried making one myself a few weeks ago. Kinda rough, but it seems to work. will post soon as I figure out how.
-- Frenchie from Lebo, Kansas
#11 posted 08-24-2012 02:45 AM
I have continued building all summer and keep 4-5 orders waiting all the time. Funny, when you look up Adirondack Chairs on the internet, you can find them for $50-$60 all the way up to $400. I figure I have about $40 in each chair and am selling them for $150. I have tweaked my design a few times since I started in April. The secret to the comfort idea is the angle that the back and seat make. I have that figured out now. When people try my chairs out, they always say, ‘Ahhhhhhh!’ That’s ‘almost’ as good as getting paid!
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#12 posted 07-29-2013 02:25 AM
They sure look nice, what kind of wood are they made of?
-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW
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