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Project by schroeder posted 08-04-2008 11:33 PM 1516 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Adirondack’s I built for Cronk – Black Walnut with Arm R Seal filler and poly (I think 5 Coats). The plans are from Wood Smith – they were the best plans I’ve seen. I use brass screws with a counter-sunk brass washer – gives it a nice look. Ended up getting burried building them so I quit them for a few years.

More Photo’s of same and some others (cedar) I’ve made over the years.

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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#1 posted 08-04-2008 11:37 PM

Excellent ! Great job.

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#2 posted 08-04-2008 11:40 PM

Nice looking set. Thank you for sharing.

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

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#3 posted 08-05-2008 12:21 AM

Very nice. Thanks for sharing.


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#4 posted 08-05-2008 12:34 AM

thanks so much for posting this!!! I like the countersunk washer—and screw combo…very nice…

The table looks nice…I am thinking of a small table in between the two chairs and maybe some foot to add to my two chairs…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#5 posted 08-05-2008 03:21 AM

Hi Schroeder;

Beautiful work! Great workmanship.

That is some of the prettiest walnut I’ve ever seen.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 08-05-2008 03:36 AM

Very nice work.
I purchased the plan on-line long ago(not sure it’s still there). Intended to make one, haven’t started yet.
Just asking many man-hours spent to make one chair?

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#7 posted 08-05-2008 01:30 PM

great looking chairs. I really love the look of the walnut.

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#8 posted 08-05-2008 01:38 PM

Excellent chairs. I’ve made a couple and they are really comfortable. Yours a really great looking.

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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Callum Kendall

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#9 posted 08-05-2008 07:47 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#10 posted 08-06-2008 03:34 PM

Great looking chairs. Always nice to see an Adirondack chair when completed.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#11 posted 08-06-2008 11:08 PM

Thanks all! – They are always a fun break to build and as a bonus you can sit and have a beer when your done! Woodworm – I’m not sure how long it takes – I didn’t keep track, but batched them. Seems like they wern’t more than 10-15 hours for four – the cedar that is, the walnut has to be pre-drilled. I’m using solid brass screws, so I had to run a steel screw in to pilot the hole – the walnut chairs took about three times longer.

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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