Double Adirondack Chairs

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Project by RS Woodworks posted 07-17-2013 04:01 PM 40232 views 32 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a project I recently completed. I got a bunch of cedar 4×4 posts and 2x material from my wifes grandfather when he passed away. The boards had been sitting in his garage loft for years. I told my wife I would build her something nice from them. I milled all the 4×4 into slats and it was all very nice clear cedar, no pith or knots at all. Beautiful wood considering how it started. This is the end result. I got the plans off the internet, but modified them to my liking as I usually do. The wife, and her family, are very happy.
I made wenge plugs to plug some of the screw holes. The chair set is all one piece and finished with Sikkens oil finish. I also added teak “feet” to the leg bottoms to wear a bit better. I did have to buy some cedar from the lumber store to complete the tables as I did not quite have enough.

Thanks for looking!

-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!

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#1 posted 07-17-2013 04:54 PM

These are really nice. I like the angled table between them.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#2 posted 07-17-2013 05:07 PM

These are so nice and together along with the table in between them makes a wonderful project. It’s such a practical design and you did a great job on it. When I look at it I think to myself that I should build one for my wife and I. Thanks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#3 posted 07-17-2013 05:50 PM

I really like the design of your chairs. They look well built and comfortable. Great project.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 07-17-2013 06:24 PM

Looks awesome! Where did you get the plans?

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#5 posted 07-17-2013 09:42 PM

Keep up the awesome work! I like the natural look of cedar.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#6 posted 07-18-2013 12:20 AM

Beautiful i love the cedar. I made the same chairs out of deck lumber. The modifications you made are spot on. I made mine around 3 years ago and have made some adjustments in the same areas. the original plans were def lacking in the arm and back area wher you made your mods. These are very nice. Awesome job

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#7 posted 07-18-2013 12:59 AM

Great job and love the angle on the table

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#8 posted 07-18-2013 04:03 AM


Where did you get the plans from? Can you tell us the website so we can build our own?
Beautiful chairs!


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#9 posted 07-18-2013 06:04 AM

Thanks for all the great comments and kind words guys and gals.
I got the plans from here.

Hope it’s ok that I post that link.
For my chairs, I cut back the back legs (parts A) so they are about 1” shorter at the front. I also changed the angle slightly to be less layed back and a bit more upright. The plans as they are, my wife’s feet would not touch the ground. So it had to be changed. I also modified the angles of the tables slightly.
Hope this helps and thanks again to everyone who has commented and “favorited” my project, making it the top project of the day. Thanks!


-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!

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#10 posted 07-18-2013 08:33 AM

Nice work have had these on the list for sometime. Enjoy!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#11 posted 07-19-2013 06:27 PM

Fantastic build! Great design and great execution with nice special details. Looks really comfortable and the cedar is gorgeous. Great job!

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