|Project by ksteen||posted 02-25-2013 08:09 AM||1856 views||19 times favorited||9 comments|
This is my latest project that was built for my uncle’s cabin in North Alabama. I built my first set of Adirondacks a little over a year ago as a birthday present for my wife after seeing a set locally that I really liked. Now I am on my fifth pair and the second variation which I think is the best of the two designs. I guess I will have to make her a new set based on the latest version. I had originally added the upright pieces to the seat supports directly on their face and then I would place some spacers between the rockers and the seat supports to keep everything lined up. On this version I bought some full two inch cypress and made a lap joint for the attachment of the uprights and the seat supports so that they would be a bit stronger and also keep me from having to add the spacers to the back. As a result they just turned out to be a lot “cleaner” looking. I finished them off with a satin polycrylic finish since they are actually going to be used indoors. Everything in the cabin is either cedar or cypress so they fit right in. Now I just need to make a good set of templates and a few jigs to make assembly a little quicker and also make the design easier to repeat because it seems that I already have a few more people interested in having a couple of their own.
-- Ken, Mississippi