Modern Adirondack Chair

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Project by drainyoo posted 06-30-2013 01:05 AM 7133 views 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my very first wood project that I finished up today. I based on it off of some plans that I found online and I made a change to the backrest, making the slats horizontal instead of vertical. That gave it a more modern look. The armrests aren’t level, I screwed up with the length of the front legs and made them too short.

Anyway, I had a ton of fun making it. It’s made out of pine and painting was the worst part. Hope you like it.

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#1 posted 06-30-2013 03:49 AM

When the arms are not level well it’s just that much more relaxed, no?
While somewhat robotic looking in a way, the angles and slats of this do look real comfortable. Great pic 2.
Painting couldn’t have been all that bad given the colour.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#2 posted 06-30-2013 11:50 AM

If the arms were level then you’d have to find a flat spot to place it. I live in NH and have come to appreciate both the value of a level, flat spot and things that aren’t level and flat that fit in the (much more common) tilted and lumpy natural environment. I guess you’ll just have to keep trying different spots until the chair tells you it’s home. Also, this one will be special because it’s your “first”, and your later ones will be special because they’re “right”. Nice project

-- You've got to be smarter than the tree.

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#3 posted 06-30-2013 01:25 PM

That’s real clean looking and looks like a fun project. Nice work.

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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