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Adirondack Chair, aka my 1st Project

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Project by mds4752 posted 306 days ago 848 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First off, sorry if the pics aren’t oriented properly; couldn’t figure out how to do that. They’re correct on my phone!! Any advice on fixing this would be most appreciated.

Not perfect, but I’m pleased with the outcome and I learned a lot.

Used Fine Woodworking plans, 5/4 & 4/4 cypress and Minwax Helmsman Spar Urethane (3 coats).

Key takeaways:
1) planers make a huge difference in the milling process (bought one after I’d already started assembling so I didn’t use it for this project)
2) ensure your project, once assembled, can fit through your doors! Almost had to disassemble to get it out of basement.
3) enjoy the process

-- "Live each day as if it were your last; one day you're sure to be right." -- Lt Harry "Breaker" Morant





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DanaA1972

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#1 posted 306 days ago

Nice chair!!!

-- Dana

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farmerdude

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#2 posted 306 days ago

You wouldn’t be fibbing would you? That is a terrific looking chair for a first project!! Can’t help with the pic. problem, I’m so old fashioned I still use a camera. The planer, I’d hate to be without one, you will love it. The fitting through the door, that made me chuckle. I had that happen a time or two, and I bet we aren’t the only ones. Great job, keep them coming!

-- Jeff in central Me.

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489tad

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#3 posted 306 days ago

That is a great project. First? All those things you learned, ah the fun stuff. My pictures from the phone post wrong. I download to the computer then here and they are ok. Try searching, there are a lot of smart cookies here on this site that are always helpful. Welcome and enjoy the ride.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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mds4752

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#4 posted 306 days ago

Thanks for the feedback everyone. Actually, if you count my workbench (used Fine Woodworking plans for New Fangled Workbench) and my crosscut sled, this would be my 3rd project I guess!!

In the beginning stage of trying to sell my home, so I’m debating whether to postpone my next project or just plough ahead. Going to try a shaker style cabinet/bookcase. Most excited about the joinery for it. Everything I’ve built do far is fastened together with metal fasteners. Want to try my hand at some wooden joints!!

Thanks again!!

-- "Live each day as if it were your last; one day you're sure to be right." -- Lt Harry "Breaker" Morant

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hunter71

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#5 posted 306 days ago

Great first, hope to see more.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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Fishinbo

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#6 posted 303 days ago

Great looking and well crafted chair! Like the long back rest, makes it more comfy. Great job!

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