Adirondack Chairs

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Project by McChalmers posted 09-03-2013 02:31 PM 1739 views 7 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In 2012 I went on a holiday to Ontario touring around the lakes and Algonquin park. Everywhere we went to there were these chairs dotted around. After spending a sunny evening sat on one with a beer in hand I decided I had to get a couple of these for back home.

You don’t see these chairs very often in Scotland and the ones you can buy are generally of a poor design so making them was the only option and a very satisfying project to complete.

They are made with pine, sealed using an external sealer, stained in an antique pine colour to give them more of a golden glow and then varnished with 3 coats of yacht varnish to ensure they can withstand the more testing Scottish climate.

-- Martin, Scotland

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#1 posted 09-03-2013 03:14 PM

Very nice chairs. Is this your own design or did you use plans?

-- Experience: What you have left after you've lost everything else.

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#2 posted 09-03-2013 04:25 PM

I used some plans which I got shipped over from america. I would recommend the guy I got them from, can you post links like that on here?

-- Martin, Scotland

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#3 posted 09-03-2013 05:37 PM

These are so nice and look very comfortable.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 09-03-2013 05:54 PM

Hello McChalmers

Nice chairs

The design in the front is very original I like it

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#5 posted 09-03-2013 06:20 PM

These are exceptionally well done Martin and they are also a very nice design, especially compared to a lot of other Andirondack chairs I’ve seen.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 09-03-2013 07:13 PM

I made right the same design and they are very comfortable.

-- Sergio, Galicia (Spain),

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#7 posted 09-04-2013 12:25 AM

Can you send me the link to the website? I would like to make some and I like this design.


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#8 posted 09-04-2013 08:39 AM

Those look comfortable…. You might have a hard time to get me out of one after I sat in it…. lol
Very nice.

-- nichiyou-daiku (Sunday Carpenter)

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#9 posted 09-04-2013 08:56 AM

I got the plans for these from the following site:

Turns out they came from Canada not America, my mistake.

However… I tried contacting the owner of the plans a couple of times to ask about posting this address though both times I got a mail delivery failure note so I don’t know if he is still running the site or not now.

-- Martin, Scotland

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#10 posted 09-06-2013 04:52 PM

Cool and comfy chairs! Like the design and the finish looks amazing. Great job!

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#11 posted 09-08-2013 09:56 PM

Nice to see some Adirondack chairs with style. So few have any and it seems they easily could.
Great build…..................

-- mike...............

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