Adirondack Chair. First attempt

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Project by Natrone posted 05-28-2013 03:28 PM 1364 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first attempt at an Adirondack chair. Was wanting to make it out of Cedar but thought I would make it out of PT first to make sure I knew what I was doing before I spent the money. Any ideas or criticisms will be greatly appreciated.


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#1 posted 05-28-2013 03:32 PM

Looks great dude. Did you use any sort of template for the top?

-- It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.

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#2 posted 05-28-2013 03:46 PM

Thanks buddy! I did buy a template for this. Wanted to get an idea of how it is all put together. I think I can start customizing now. Was thinking of cutting out some drink or wine glass holders on the arms. I don’t think you can see it in these pictures but I bough a plug cutter and plugged all the screw holes. I really like how that turned out. I would also like to try doing some kind of inlay on the center back piece.

Have you been working on anything?

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#3 posted 05-28-2013 05:24 PM

very sharp an inlay of ur initals would be cool

-- greg indiana

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#4 posted 05-28-2013 06:07 PM

Thanks Greg. That is a good idea. One idea I had was if I was to make two, have an inlay of some sort of Sun on one and the Moon on the other. I think I need to lean how to inlay first. Are there any good tips, books, or sites that you would recommend?

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#5 posted 05-28-2013 07:17 PM

Great work

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#6 posted 05-28-2013 08:27 PM

it appears that the first times a charm…Looks great! Now grab a cool drink, kick back in your new chair, and enjoy the summer. Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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#7 posted 05-28-2013 08:34 PM

Nice first try! I know the cedar will look different but the lighter wood vs. darker deck looks nice. Nice design too. I tried to find the plugs/screw holes. I could not. Impressive first one.

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#8 posted 05-29-2013 06:43 AM

Great job

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#9 posted 05-30-2013 08:47 PM

I also did not show this in a picture but the back is not a flat back. It is curved for a more comfortable feel on your back.

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#10 posted 05-31-2013 06:15 PM

Wow! Great looking chair and comfy too! Like the design especially the back, great joinery as well.

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#11 posted 06-03-2013 03:38 PM

lol i dnt know of any not sure how to do any of the inlay either but its sharp also would like to learn exspecially that turquise inlay that is sharp

-- greg indiana

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#12 posted 06-10-2013 03:17 PM

Looks great, love it


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