Pocket Hole Mohogany Adirondack Chairs

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Project by agoneyl posted 11-18-2013 02:02 AM 5916 views 7 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built these two chair for a gentleman who wants them as a gift for his wife. He requested for them to be unfinished because his wife likes the way they look as they weather. This created a little bit of a challenge for me as I didn’t want any screw holes that water would collect in. So out came the Kreg jig. It was the first time I had ever tried to do a adirondack chair without any screw holes on the surface. It was a fun build.

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#1 posted 11-18-2013 02:19 AM

Nice joinery…love the sacrificing time aspect for longevity/quality aspect.

-- we stand behind our work but never under it...(love seeing the look in customers eyes when they hear it)

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#2 posted 11-18-2013 03:15 AM

Great looking chairs. Very smooth tops with all the screws coming in from the bottom like that. Very good idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.............Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 11-18-2013 04:05 AM

Great job

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#4 posted 11-18-2013 06:37 AM

Looks good! Lots of good uses for pocket hole joinery.

-- "Measure twice, cut once, count fingers"

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#5 posted 11-18-2013 11:28 AM

Looks good. Always good to challenge the mind.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 11-18-2013 05:20 PM

They looks Great!!!

Thanks for sharing!!


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#7 posted 11-18-2013 05:36 PM

I have probably made over 100 Adirondack chairs and have considered pocket holes. Well done!

-- I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. -John Muir

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#8 posted 11-18-2013 08:55 PM

The rear uprights have only a single screw each as well? My only question is won’t all these pockets weaken the supports? Don’t get me wrong I like my Kreg jig but thats alot of holes.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#9 posted 11-18-2013 11:28 PM

Their are two screws for each back slat one in the top and one in the bottom just behind the seat bottom.

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#10 posted 11-18-2013 11:30 PM

Thank you for all the great comments.

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#11 posted 11-21-2013 05:51 PM

They look great and sturdy. Like the design and clean look. Great build!

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