Adirondak Chair

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Project by Colin_Zimmerman posted 595 days ago 1189 views 6 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After 2 seasons of serious Mountain bike injuries I have decided to start doing something different. Like woodworking. I found plans to some pretty sweet adirondak chairs and now I am learning how to build them. I bandsaw the templates and router the edges. Learned how to make half arsed mortises and secure all the braces with pocket holes.


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#1 posted 595 days ago

Nice job on the chairs. It’s the first time I see that type of assembly on adirondack chairs. Good work.

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#2 posted 595 days ago

Very nice looking chairs. I like them. What is the wood you used?

-- Jsquared, Texas

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#3 posted 595 days ago

Welcome to LJ. You really built a nice pair of Adirondack chairs. Where did you get the plans?
Thanks for posting.

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#4 posted 595 days ago

My wife got her college degree in Architecture and I decided to take an elective in Architecural History and I really enjoyed the works of Greene and Greene. So when I decided to invest in a workshop I “googled” Greene and Greene chair plans and found this → I have these in a actual size scaled version that I did in PhotoShop if anybody wants them. My wife printed full size card stock templates on her giant plotter at the firm :)

Living in Colorado since graduating gives me the opportunity to build with Beetlekill, or Blue Stain, Pine for a low cost. If that build turns out good then I have a nice piece of wood to add OIL stain to since oil really brings out the grain and color.

I made a quilt rack out of extra pieces which I will upload now, and I have made 6 of these chairs. 2 for myself, 2 for a house warming gift, and 2 commissioned. I really enjoy making sawdust :-)

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#5 posted 595 days ago

Wow awesome chairs! Great design and the build and looks pretty comfortable.


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#6 posted 594 days ago

Great job on these I love them.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 594 days ago

These turned out great.

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 594 days ago

Those are a real nice set of chairs. They are really clean looking and look nice and comfortable.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 594 days ago

nice work!

I really like this chair

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#10 posted 594 days ago

Those are great chairs, we too have thousands acres of of pine beetle kill lumber.
Any chance of getting the photoshop plans?
you can PM me for info
Thanks and nice job on those chairs

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#11 posted 594 days ago

You did a great job. I love that design. I like your wood choice…..

-- Brock, Illinois

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#12 posted 592 days ago

i would like to build one of these. maybe you can send me those pdf files that you have to my email?!

i think an adirondack rocker would be a good thing for the old lady to breast feed in after the baby is born.
thank you in advance!

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