Second Adirondack Chair

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Project by Sandra posted 695 days ago 1076 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the second Adirondack chair I’ve made using the Veritas plans (second chair ever made) Thankfully it’s made out of pine because I still made several mistakes and had to recut some pieces, or use wood filler.

It is a present for one of my best friend’s birthday. (She requested bright yellow. It’s certainly bright!)

In the third picture, you can see that the seat slats sit below the outer chair support on top of the fish shaped support piece. This is by far the most difficult part for me. Also the seat slats toward the front of the chair are cut on a variety of angles, none of which match the angles in the plan.

If I make a third chair, I may try different plans.

What I learned the second time around:

-I was glad to have the jig I made for the first chair for cutting the tapered back slats, but I should have written down the exact blade distance ON the jig.

-the table mounted router saved me a lot of time.

-painting is much easier after a good coat of primer/sealer (duh)

-If there is a third chair, it will be for ME!

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#1 posted 695 days ago

Nice job, and yellow is IN as an accent colour – I read that in a home style magazine.

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#2 posted 695 days ago

Nice Birthday gift. I am sure your friend will love it!

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#3 posted 695 days ago

Yes, that is definately YELLOW!


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#4 posted 695 days ago

Well done, looks great!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#5 posted 691 days ago

Now that’s one brightly colored chair ! Looks good too, and since it’s a Veritas plan, it probably is a good design as well. I have fouind their plans to be among the best widely available.

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#6 posted 691 days ago

Thanks. The Veritas plans were good, but not written for a newby for sure.


-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#7 posted 690 days ago

Holy Mackerel. PLEASE add a ”Warning” sign to the title of this thread in fear that more people don’t go blind looking at that chair. LOL. Seriously, that’s a nice chair.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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