Heavy Duty Adirondack Chair

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Project by ShawnF posted 02-15-2013 09:20 AM 3892 views 8 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a new design using a few other plans that I had. I came up with a new WAVE design that looks great and seems to be a big hit here locally. I also made a Senior Chair that is great for older people, a toddler chair and a junior chair all using this basic design with a few tweaks here and there.

Built with Western Cedar, using 1-1/4” Armrests, Legs and Supports and 3/4” for the slats and all Stainless Steel hardware.

-- Shawn T. Finney

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#1 posted 02-15-2013 11:14 AM

They look comfortable. Nice job.

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#2 posted 02-15-2013 11:30 AM

The Adirondacks look great, like them very much!
Thank you for sharing

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#3 posted 02-15-2013 12:33 PM

Beautiful chairs. I like the design and the fact to you kept the stock a bit thicker. Along with your stainless hardware and some TLC these will last you a life time. Nice work. Will you or did you apply a protective oil or coating of sorts.

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#4 posted 02-15-2013 12:35 PM

Very nice!

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#5 posted 02-15-2013 01:02 PM

I added an outdoor spar urethane on a few and Oil-Based Transparent Stain to others.

-- Shawn T. Finney

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#6 posted 02-15-2013 01:03 PM

A ‘New Wave’ Andirondack chair. I like it. I’m assuming the version for seniors somehow makes it easier for us to get up again. Nice design change.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 02-15-2013 01:44 PM

I really like your design(s). I might steal the one for seniors as a lot of my customers in this area are in the retired age-frame.

-- "A woodworking project is either a masterpiece or a POS" Dr. Lang

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#8 posted 02-15-2013 03:24 PM

Very nice Shawn. I bet the WRC is quite expensive there in FL as it is here in WA where it’s grown. I make these myself and know the time & effort that it takes to construct them. I really like the “New Wave” design. Send me a PM and I will fwd you a pic of a love seat that I designed from my basic design that you can alter to fit yours and add a new item to your enventory. It’s a simple alteration. The ss screws is a added plus in the weather. I like the spar urethane aspect better then the transparent stain though but you get much more direct sunlight there then we do up here in the NW so the oil based might serve you better with your weather conditions. Welcome to LJ.

-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington

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#9 posted 02-15-2013 04:22 PM

Thanks all for your kind comments. Yes the chairs are alot of work but well worth the effort. I usually have at least 3 or 4 coats of the clear. I prefer the natural color of the cedar. All depends on what the client wants.

-- Shawn T. Finney

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#10 posted 02-15-2013 04:24 PM

Awesome and I love the back…Nice thinking. You nailed it…. Of course I know there is no nails in this but it sounded good…. LOL

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

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#11 posted 02-15-2013 09:01 PM

Good looking! Beautifully executed! Looks very comfortable!

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#12 posted 02-15-2013 11:16 PM

So far, my clients love them. I offer to customize it to suit them, as long as the changes are not that complicated, otherwise I’ll have to charge more. Michael, feel free to use the design. I found it a while back and modified it to fit my design. So far, no complaints!

-- Shawn T. Finney

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#13 posted 02-16-2013 10:47 AM


-- David, Spring Hill, FL -- making projects from recycled pallets

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#14 posted 02-28-2013 02:41 AM

Very nice chairs I like the WAVE it makes them unique.

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