Adirondack Chairs

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Project by Bill Akins posted 06-02-2008 02:58 PM 2263 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A year ago I made a set for my parents and another set for my in-laws in the fall. Both of those were painted white. I finally was able to make a set for us. I used 5/4 southern yellow pine. All of the screws are plugged. We used golden pecan stain with several coats of pulyurethane. My wife even helped out with the painting. I am going to have to quit showing them to people, everybody wants a set. I put them out Friday evening and we enjoyed them all weekend. Even ate breakfast in them Saturday morning. I was glad on my first set that I made templates for all the pieces

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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#1 posted 06-02-2008 03:29 PM

Nice looking chairs. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#2 posted 06-02-2008 04:21 PM

Nice chairs. They look nice and comfortable.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#3 posted 06-02-2008 04:40 PM

These are nice pieces. Adirondack chairs seem to be timeless pieces that are in demand generation after generation. And, as you are finding, once it is known that you can make them everyone in the family and neighborhood seems to want one as well.

Well done.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 06-02-2008 07:20 PM

Nice matching table also!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#5 posted 06-02-2008 10:09 PM

nice looking chairs. they look comfortable!

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#6 posted 06-02-2008 11:04 PM

well done project


-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#7 posted 06-03-2008 01:43 AM

Great chairs, Bill. Let me ask you, after eating breakfast in them, did you wake up in time for lunch? bbqKing

-- bbqKing, Lawrenceville

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#8 posted 06-03-2008 04:03 AM

these are really nice!!! one question—-it looks like the back is flat—-or straight across…as opposed to fitting around a curved back piece…

I really like the thickness—-they give a solid or “stout” feeling the the project…and the table goes great…I have pne more to build (made one last summer and didnt finish…) and I think I will use the remaining wood for a table and/or leg rest—-I am going to favorite your project because I really like the set!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#9 posted 06-03-2008 05:25 PM

If your not doing this for a living you have missed your calling. I have been wanting to do this for myself for some time now and I think you have pushed my buttons. Thanks for taking the time to make these for you friends and taking the time for show me.

-- Dominic, Trinity, Florida...Lets be safe out there.

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#10 posted 06-04-2008 12:12 AM

Those Adirondack chairs look very comfy Bill, great job.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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