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Project by Max posted 09-06-2008 04:08 AM 2963 views 8 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are the finished Garden Resort Adirondack Chairs that I was wondering what finish to use on. They are constructed of 100 year old Heart Redwood that was reclaimed from old Union Pacific Railroad tunnels. The timbers were 12” x 12” x 16’ long. On one of the chairs legs you can see where I filled the old spike holes with T 88 epoxy. I used Titebond II and some Gorilla glue with screws. All the screw holes were then plugged.

These were fun to make, except as with some plans that you get you have to tweak them here and there. The chairs are very comfortable but are quite low to the ground. I ended up using Karsons suggestion of Penofin oil finish. It went on well however it has quite the smell and takes about 7 to 12 day’s to fully cure, so you don’t get any residue when you wipe it with a rag. These are getting delivered tomorrow to a cousin of mine as a thank you gift.

These now sit on there porch over looking a wonderful flower garden and beyond that one of the biggest gardens of all, there farm land planted in corn and alfalfa.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT





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JerseyJoe

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#1 posted 09-06-2008 04:23 AM

Max, Very nice job. I have my plans out and templets made for my chairs. I’m using palletts that I received from a friend. I hope my chairs come out as nice as yours.

Keep on Woodworking…

Joe

-- Joe Massanova, Somerdale, NJ

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#2 posted 09-06-2008 04:27 AM

Nice looking Adirondack chairs. Your cousin should be pleased. Thanks for sharing.

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

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#3 posted 09-06-2008 04:30 AM

Max,

Those are a sweet pair of Adirondack chairs. Well done.

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#4 posted 09-06-2008 04:40 AM

top notch job MAX !! you made ‘em right

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#5 posted 09-06-2008 04:41 AM

Jersey Joe, Thank you, I made templates for my chairs out of some 1/2” baltic birch that worked really well.

trifern, Thank you for the compliment. I hope he is pleased.

Rxmpo, Thank you very much for the kind words.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#6 posted 09-06-2008 04:42 AM

Dan, Thank you for the compliment I really appreciate it.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#7 posted 09-06-2008 06:20 AM

Great looking Max.

I used Penofin on the maple bowling alley that I had as a counter top. I had to refresh it when my wife went on vacation so the smell would be gone by the time she got back.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#8 posted 09-06-2008 07:43 AM

Karson, Thanks for the compliment. Yes the Penofin does have quite an aroma while it is curing. I hope it protects well though. From what you have said and all that I have heard it should.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#9 posted 09-06-2008 05:44 PM

3fingerpat, They are pretty comfortable. Thank you for the kind words.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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Callum Kendall

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#10 posted 09-06-2008 10:53 PM

Nice work!

Thanks for the post

Callum

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#11 posted 09-07-2008 12:52 PM

Great looking chairs Max, I love the width of the arms, you could set a plate and a pop and do it on both sides. Wow I got to get me some of those plans.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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alain

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#12 posted 09-07-2008 08:22 PM

you make me dreaming, Max !I think that I would do something to have a such pair in my backyard, to turn my peace moments unforgetable
thank you

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#13 posted 09-07-2008 11:33 PM

Mike, You could almost set up a full meal on the arms!!!!!!! Thank you for the compliment.

alain, Thank you so much for the nice words.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#14 posted 09-08-2008 10:07 PM

Beautiful work, Max!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#15 posted 09-08-2008 10:20 PM

Tom, Thank you for your compliment, I really appreciate it.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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