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Green and Green Adirondack Chairs by Jim

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Project by quicksilver posted 09-05-2012 04:34 AM 2489 views 14 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These chairs were taken from a set of plans from the internet (complete with patterns-Google Greene and Greene Chairs). The basic instructions were excellent.
Total time for two chairs was about 80 hours, counting drawing patterns on large scale graph paper, cutting patterns in MDF, pattern routing the patterns and then cutting the chair pieces and building the chairs. Chairs are constructed of approximately 70 BF of African Mahogany (2 chairs) and 84 Brazilian Ebony hand cut and pillowed plugs to cover stainless steel screws. Ebony plug punches from Lee Valley were used for the plugs. Chair shown is sanded but unfinished. Chairs will be finished with Teak Oil.
A very time consuming but rewarding project, including many sleepless nights.
These chairs will impress your friends!
Jim

-- Quicksilver





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#1 posted 09-05-2012 06:39 AM

Very nice looking chair.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 09-05-2012 12:11 PM

Very interesting and outstanding job of wood working. Have to admit this is the first time I’ve seen a G&G version of the classic Adirondack style, but I really like what you’ve done.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 09-05-2012 01:28 PM

nice job, will teak oil stand up to the weather? again nice job

-- Michael . USN ( Ret ) Batesville,AR

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#4 posted 09-05-2012 01:40 PM

I like this Adirondack chair making it in the G&G style is a cool and unique idea.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#5 posted 09-05-2012 03:12 PM

Can yo ugive your source for the plans, these are great looking chairs and i’d love to take a shot at building them as well. thank you

-- John Gray

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#6 posted 09-05-2012 03:49 PM

Awesome job Jim.

Link for plans http://www.deltasd.bc.ca/se/wood/gr12_res_fold/Adirondack%20Chair.pdf

-- It seem's to me i could live my life, a lot better than i think i am. Andrew, Midland, Ont.

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quicksilver

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#7 posted 09-05-2012 06:27 PM

Thank you all for the kind comments.
Many thanks to ArtistryinWood for posting the plans for the chair and site for all to use.
Will take more pictures with the finish on..Teak oil.
Jim

-- Quicksilver

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#8 posted 09-05-2012 09:34 PM

Looks like a comfortable place to snooze in …

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#9 posted 09-07-2012 01:40 AM

Three band saws? Sorry… just notice this in the picture – Cool Chair!

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#10 posted 09-08-2012 12:08 AM

That picture is of an adult woodworking class at a local middle school.
There are 6 bandsaws (two really big ones) in the class.
Power 18” joiner (old aircraft carrier) and two very large planers.
Even has an Onsrud inverted pin router which is a joy to use.
Chairs are on a porch so are not really in the desert weather so Teak oil should be fine.

-- Quicksilver

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#11 posted 09-24-2012 01:43 AM

Your chair looks beautiful. I too have built the G&G Adirondack chairs and I used Waterlox tung oil to preserve my project.

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