Adirondack Chairs

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Project by Jim posted 07-28-2013 09:08 PM 4542 views 13 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My bother and I just finished making four adirondack chairs. Two for him and two for me.

Plans: VeritasĀ® “Adirondack Plus” Chair & Footstool Plan, ordered from Lee Valley.
Wood: Cypress, Northwest Lumber, Indianapolis, IN
Screws: Self-Drilling Wood Screws, Stainless Steel, Flat Head, Square Drive, ordered from McFEELY’S.
Finish: Penofin Penetrating Oil Finish


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#1 posted 07-29-2013 06:39 PM

Nice work.

The Cypress looks very nice and I like the design too.

With the footrest and a pillow, you can have a nice nap in one of those.

-- By hammer in hand, all things do stand.

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#2 posted 07-30-2013 11:36 AM

Nice lookin chairs

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#3 posted 07-30-2013 12:33 PM

These are perfect Adirondacks! Just beautiful!

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "Finished"!

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#4 posted 07-30-2013 01:09 PM

Those are good looking chairs!!


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#5 posted 07-31-2013 12:47 AM

Very nice Jim …. Very Nice!

-- Campzeke, Tampa, FL

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#6 posted 08-03-2013 04:45 AM

These look great! I would like to get the plans if possible.

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#7 posted 08-14-2013 09:17 AM

great job, they are realy beautiful. how long you spent on four chairs?


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#8 posted 10-13-2013 02:16 PM

Nice chairs, I like the natural wood look over painting. Enjoy!

I too use the Penofin Professional finish, great stuff!!
Here are my 4 Adirondack Chairs, only I am keeping these for myself ;-)

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#9 posted 11-21-2014 02:49 PM


From one military man to another—- hoooorah! I just took a look at those pics. It’s obvious you’re a highly skilled craftsman. Those chairs are just beautiful… I’d love to build a couple of those for my wife.

Chief T

-- It always seems impossible until it's done - Nelson Mandela

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