Adirondack Chair

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Project by Sawdustonmyshoulder posted 06-20-2008 04:35 AM 2279 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These chairs are from the New Yankee Workshop plans. I did depart from the original plan by making the chairs with full 1 inch thick lumber. I had 5/4 lumber and just hated to throw out this rare wood. Just remember to use 2-1/2 inch carriage bolts with the added thickness. Cypress wood and stainless steel hardware are the main materials. I glued using the new TiteBond III water-proof glue. The screw holes were plugged in the seat and back.

This design is the most comfortable outdoor chair…bar none. The angle of the seat and back grabs you and won’t let you go.

Make one for everybody in the neighborhood!!!!

-- Makin' Sawdust!!!

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#1 posted 06-20-2008 04:40 AM

YES THEY ARE NICE …My friend made a set and like you said , they are so comfortable I can sit in them for hours without any cushions : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#2 posted 06-20-2008 07:41 AM

Very nice chairs!! Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#3 posted 06-20-2008 01:04 PM

great chairs! i bet those will be in constant use for generations, thanks for the post!

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#4 posted 06-20-2008 02:33 PM

Nice chairs. A pair of Adirondack rockers are on my list of projects. I hope they look as nice as yours when I build them.

-- Garyb6, “True simplicity does not reveal the tremendous effort it requires.” - Somerset Maugham

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#5 posted 06-20-2008 04:05 PM

Departed from Norm’s plans?! And admitted it?! You’re treading on slippery rocks there, my friend! LOL! Just kidding! The chairs look great!

Your comment “This design is the most comfortable outdoor chair” intrigues me. I like the look of Adirondacks but have yet to find one that I found comfortable. Will have to check this out. Thanks for posting!

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit and sign up for my project updates!

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#6 posted 06-20-2008 04:13 PM

Nice job! And that cypress will last a loooong time.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 06-20-2008 04:37 PM

Hey, TedM! The chairs are out in my front yard. Come on by anytime and have a sit. The lemonade is on me!

Yes, Norm would understand. I only deviated to make the lumber thicker. Other than that, just like “Nahm”.

-- Makin' Sawdust!!!

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#8 posted 06-22-2008 09:17 PM

i can taste the lemonade now…making me want to get out in the shop and finally finish my pair!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#9 posted 06-23-2008 01:33 AM

Good looking chairs. If they’re that comfortable I’m getting that plan to make mine.

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

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