Muskoka Chair

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Project by Gene posted 2185 days ago 1671 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This chair design was probbably the first real woodworking project I made back in highschool. Since then I have easily made 60 or more of them. The first coulpe of pictures are eastern white cedar finished with a water/uv finish, just to keep them from going grey. The last picture I posted is a much nicer chair. It is poplar with chamfered edges and plugged screw holes. It was top coated with 4 coats of spar urathane to keep up with the weather and give it a smooth high gloss look. This is the type of chair I prefer to make but it is a lot more expensive and time consuming. Let me know what you think and if you have any questions ask away.

-- --Gene Plumley--

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#1 posted 2185 days ago

This looks like a very comfortable chair, and I mean very comfortable. How do you get up & out of it? Seriously, I’d like to make one of these for my back porch. It would look great next to my smoker full of ribs. If you are inclined (reclined?) to do so please email me so we can talk about dimensions & etc. If not, great looking outdoor chair and I wish I had one of those 60. As always, bbqKing.

-- bbqKing, Lawrenceville

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#2 posted 2185 days ago

Also, nice looking wood stash in the background. bbqKing

-- bbqKing, Lawrenceville

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#3 posted 2185 days ago

verynice… I like this compared to Adirondack…lools more laid back…I am building a second adirondack now and on this one going slower and getting ready to plug holes…as compared to my first which I did not…

very cool!!! so—-do they get easier each time? you r up to 60?

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#4 posted 2185 days ago

Great looking chairs. How did they get the name Muskoka? Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#5 posted 2185 days ago

Great work!

Thanks for the post


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#6 posted 2184 days ago


The staple for any cottage up here in Muskoka…..everyone should own our or better two…..I have about 2, but want and need more….it is on the list !

Thanks for sharing these chairs with the world !

-- 'Original Rudge' Muskoka, Cdn

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#7 posted 154 days ago

Hey, if you don’t mind me asking, how much do you charge for each chair? I was thinking of trying to sell some in my area this summer. Thanks for any info.

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