Adirondack Style Chair that almost never was

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So here it is, my first attempt at an adirondack style chair. At the time of original construction I did not have a bandsaw so all the cuts were made at the miter saw and then curved by hand with a belt sander. I originally planned to finish it with an outdoor poly but while the first coat was drying my daughter decided to put a couple nails in it for me. So reluctantly I filled the wholes and started to paint, but with all the slats the paint was collecting on the sides. There I was again, with a problem, so I completely disassembled the chair and sanded all the parts back to bare wood. Then I primed them and painted again. It took six months to complete the chair because it always seemed like the last thing I wanted to do or because I was throwing sawdust and didn’t want to put a coat of paint on. Many nights I would wake up and remember that I didn’t paint it before closing the garage, but never went to work on it. So finally I made it a priority and here it is.

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#1 posted 04-03-2013 05:24 AM

Looks great, great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#2 posted 04-03-2013 08:50 AM

Great job, Funny how long a project can take we you get busy with other things. Been there done that.

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

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#3 posted 04-03-2013 06:35 PM

I can related to this story because my first adirondack chair was completely cut out with a jig saw.

-- Ken, Mississippi

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#4 posted 04-05-2013 04:08 PM

Looks good and comfy. A great addition for the outdoors. I am glad you finished it. Well done!

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#5 posted 02-24-2017 09:58 AM

This chair looks very nice.

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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