|Project by jcontract||posted 03-13-2013 02:42 AM||2460 views||6 times favorited||4 comments|
The girls school has their annual basket raffle to raise money for their field trips, so I took some time off from other projects to build Adirondack Chairs for the raffle. I got a great reaction to the chairs that were built out of Cedar last year, so this year I thought I would take it to the next level and do them in Sapele Mahogany. I’ve got to be honest. I found working with Cedar much more difficult. It chips and dents just looking at it. And a lot of time was spent fixing little issues. And it wasn’t really that much cheaper than to using sapele.
I finally tracked the amount of time spent to build each chair from beginning to end and was amazed at how much time it takes. I clocked in at roughly 40 hours each. But that wasn’t racing to get them done either. I tried to work efficiently without sacrificing attention to detail. I’m a firm believer in the “Go slower …. it’s faster” mantra. And I still have all of my fingers. I’m sure I could cut down that time with more careful attention to process, but this is for fun anyway.
Here are the details:
- Chairs are made of Sapele Mahogany
- Stainless steel carriage bolts and screws
- Titebond III Waterproof glue
- 2 coats of McCloskey’s Man-O-War Marine Spar Varinsh (Satin Finish)
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