Adirondack Chair

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Project by bondogaposis posted 07-02-2013 02:46 AM 1170 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been working on this chair for a couple of weeks now. I first saw this design in Wood magazine many, many years ago and loved it. I finally got around to building it. The painted parts are redwood and the bright wood is western red cedar. Finished with General Finishes milk paint, and Outdoor Oil. Relatively easy project, not sure why it took me so long to get around to it. As you can see it is granddaughter approved.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#1 posted 07-02-2013 02:52 AM

Nice chair! It looks very comfortable, and I like the painted/non-painted aspect of it.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#2 posted 07-03-2013 12:29 AM

I’m not usually a fan of paint but I really like the contrast between the paint and the cedar. Nice job. And granddaughters always approve of grandpa’s work!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#3 posted 07-03-2013 06:47 PM

Great design Bondo! Adirondack chairs are on my list of things to do one day…

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#4 posted 07-05-2013 01:26 PM

Great set! The color is very appealing combined with cedar. Great job!

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#5 posted 07-06-2013 02:41 AM

Great job! I think they turned out great. I was wondering if you would be able to tell me how to get a hold of those plans? I know you said they were in Wood magazine, but can you still find them there? I have been looking for a set of plans for some chairs like these for a while and I really like these.

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#6 posted 07-06-2013 02:43 AM

Sweet chair. I like the look of the paint scheme too.

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#7 posted 07-06-2013 12:28 PM

I was wondering if you would be able to tell me how to get a hold of those plans?

Here is the link to the plans. Wood Magazine also has a book out called 35 Great Outdoor Projects the plans are in there as well. Link.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#8 posted 07-06-2013 12:43 PM

Bondo, excellent project, well done!

The color is perfect, it’s a Total A Project. Favoriting this one, it’s ‘on the list.’ :-)

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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