|Project by Max||posted 09-06-2008 04:08 AM||3222 views||8 times favorited||22 comments|
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