Duplicated Child Adirondack Chairs

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Project by Tesla77 posted 08-27-2012 03:29 AM 857 views 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Given the task of restoring some old chairs my mother had, I had a decision to make. strip the paint and cut out the rusted hardware, or start over anew. I chose the later. I hate rusted bolts, and excavating them from these chairs would render the chairs bruised and beaten.

Measured what I needed and bought some cheap white wood from Lowe’s. Since these chairs are mostly for looks, and the grand kids are growing up fast, I was not concerned about wear and tear. I just wanted to replicate them as best I could and solve the obvious problem with the first design. No zinc hardware.

I chose stainless steel bolts and aluminum nails for the seat bottom. A fairly straightforward design, appropriate for this scale. I plan to make a larger version using old school joinery.

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#1 posted 08-27-2012 03:40 AM

I’d say you did a great job on the chairs…looks just like the old set

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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