Adirondack Chairs

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Project by RickL posted 08-10-2008 10:06 PM 1910 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A couple of very comfortable chairs I built over the past few weekends as it was too hot to play golf and the shop has A/C. :) Built from plans for in FWW and I made a few changes, most notable the the last seat slat that’s cut in the shape of the curved back. I used polar with two coats of Kilz primer and Behr Exterior Semi-Gloss white, pluged the screws. My wife came out to sit in the chairs before they were painted and didn’t want to get up, so I had some “motivation” to get them done. Thanks for looking.

-- Rick, Union,KY

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#1 posted 08-10-2008 10:51 PM

They look great! All that’s missing is the iced tea! ;)

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#2 posted 08-10-2008 11:06 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#3 posted 08-10-2008 11:10 PM


Looking chairs.

PS: It looks like your LJs 1st anniversary tomorrow, so congratulations

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#4 posted 08-10-2008 11:17 PM

Very nice looking Adirondack chairs. I can see why your wife is pleased. Thanks for sharing Rick.

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#5 posted 08-03-2010 03:48 PM

Nice work on these baby’s

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#6 posted 08-03-2010 04:01 PM

Thanks Ken. I have since built a couple more and sold them to a woman in Cincinnati. Works out I deliver them on my way up to visit the kids, otherwise, it wouldn’t be worth the drive. I was playing golf last week and one of the guys in the group requested a price for 2, so it looks like I have a couple more to do.

-- Rick, Union,KY

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#7 posted 09-02-2013 01:32 AM

Looking at all your projects..WOW.. you have made a nice collection. Some of those things I see are what I would like to make some time. What plans did you use for these chairs. I have really been wanting to make some of those too.

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#8 posted 09-02-2013 01:57 AM

Hi Tom, thanks for the kind words. I started out using plans from Fine Woodworking written by Tom Begnal . I can’t remember the issue but if you search FWW website with the key words, adirondack chairs Begnal, plans, you should find the issue. I made the first pair to plan, then made some minor changes on the next pair. Good luck and let me know if you have ny questions.

-- Rick, Union,KY

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