|Project by LDubb||posted 09-23-2012 12:12 AM||1301 views||4 times favorited||5 comments|
For my next project (this is just the 2nd thing that I’ve built), I wanted to build an adirondack chair. My wife and I love this type of deck furniture. I also wanted to make it out of all recycled materials and succeeded. All of the wood, plus the deck screws, were obtained from Freecycle. This chair is made from 1×6, 1×4, and 2×4 wood. This is all pine and pretty cheap quality, but I wanted to try it out before I spend money on redwood or cedar.
I got the plans from calredwood.org. The plans were easy to follow, but the cut dimensions are off on several of the pieces. I thought it was me, but they really are off—in a couple of cases by as much as 3/4 inch. This took me half a day on the weekend and then a couple nights after work, so it’s not too time-consuming.
It was a fun project and now I’m ready to dive into some good wood for a matching pair and side table.
-- Lewis in Lewisville, TX