Christmas Adirondack Chairs

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Project by hoss12992 posted 269 days ago 1336 views 4 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My oldest son said that he wanted to build some Adirondack chairs for his girlfriend’s parents and asked if I would help him. It was so nice to be able to share some time in the shop, as we have not had the chance to do much of, since he is in school about 2 1/2 hours from home. Had a blast building them together.

These are built from pressure treated lumber, and the seats, arm rest and back boards are 5/4” stock. They are all glued and screwed together and are very solid and will no doubt last for many years. They are very solid and heavier than most, so the wind cant blow them over. LOL

These are a design that I came up with some years ago, and everybody says they are the most comfortable chair that they have sit in. The key is the relief cut in the seat as well as the angle for the seat and back rest. Folks with really bad backs can sit in these all day and be comfortable.

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#1 posted 269 days ago

Great looking chairs Hoss. I agree, spending time with your grown Children is the best. I treasure any time that I can spend with my two boys.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#2 posted 269 days ago

Good looking chairs you guys built Hoss… Nice project. Another week or so and you will have a dedicated sanding guy for a few weeks…lol This one of your sons who goes to Tech with Caleb???

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#3 posted 269 days ago

Agreat build with your son. I like the look of the back.

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

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#4 posted 269 days ago

great chairs hoss,i like the design of the backs.nice work and i know its nice to spend time with your son in the shop,thats always a place!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#5 posted 269 days ago

Nice chairs.

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#6 posted 269 days ago

Shop time with your kids is always a good time for both of you.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#7 posted 269 days ago

really nice build!

If you want them to last a few more years, plug those holes!



-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#8 posted 269 days ago

Nothing beats time with your kids or grandkids working with you in the shop ,cherish the time my friend !!!!!!!
Solid and good looking chairs, heavy duty build to last and I bet comfortable too .

-- Kiefer 松

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#9 posted 269 days ago

For some reason they look comfortable just looking at them. Nice build and great time spent with the family.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#10 posted 269 days ago

A winner in many ways…your son’s girlfriends parents will have a lifelong remembory pieces and you got to share some shop time with your son…Very nice…!

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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#11 posted 269 days ago

They look nice and comfortable. Great build!, to all involved.

-- Gary,Nebraska

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#12 posted 269 days ago

Thank yall for all the nice comments.

@ Buster Coty goes to TTU with Caleb, and my other son, Gunner is there too. Coty is a very good carpenter in his own right, and was doing remodeling jobs on his own in high school, and went to building million dollar plus houses after he graduated. He is finishing up his degree in Engineering.

@ Knot Curser There aint any holes to plug.

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#13 posted 269 days ago

Wish I could have shared time with kids. Excellent job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#14 posted 268 days ago

Hey buddy I love the chairs, but even more I love that you and your son got to spend quality time together. That is priceless alone. I want to make some this coming spring, but I think it will be out of cedar, gee what a big surprise right? LOL

-- "Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway" John Wayne

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#15 posted 268 days ago

the most beautiful moments in life, proud father … nice work buddy

-- bambi

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