light weight Adirondack

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Project by scottishbob posted 08-31-2013 06:15 PM 1451 views 6 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made from Douglas fir 22mm thick, no finish applied, after looking at alot of Adirondack chairs i came up with this!

I wanted it to be light enough to pick up without breaking your back and be slightly more modern than the standard chair.
Hope to make more of these chairs and design a table to suit them for my local market , roll on next summer! Any “assembly tips” and “back angle” welcome to speed up the process. I have all my templates for this one although the next will have a slightly higher back.

-- Ireland, Galway .... fingers! "we dont sell them"

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#1 posted 08-31-2013 06:38 PM

Very nice, someday I plan on making my own Adirondack chair… but that’ll be quite awhile I’m sure. Great job

-- Ben from IL

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#2 posted 09-01-2013 12:50 AM

Looks comfy. Nice job.

-- RETIRED...nuff said!

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#3 posted 09-01-2013 04:24 AM

Great job! Have you figured out how much it will cost to produce each one and how much you’ll sell them for?

I think a curved top might be a little more pleasing to the eye… but I like what you’ve done. I also wondered about the smallest part of the seat support. It looks a little narrow where the back slat would attach.

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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#4 posted 09-01-2013 03:47 PM

Very nice. I use straight grained fir for a lot of things because of the weight.

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