|Project by Coils||posted 02-26-2014 01:00 PM||1240 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
These are six adirondack chairs I made recently. They were a good start to getting my skills up to date. The white one is the first I built as a sample after a false start – I realised I had to build a jig to ensure the uprights matched both sides so the base sat level on the ground. Once I got the white one correct I followed with the other five which are simply varnished – I will have to repaint all to match. Reasonably happy due to the rush to get them finished, so as a result (as someone put it)- they are 2 yarders – don’t get too close. I will do some again but will make the back slightly more upright and will route more of the edges to get a softer cleaner look – basically spend more time on finishing. They are very solid and will last a long time.
At the same time I had to redo the deck after 40 years of weather damage had made it dangerous. It was done back in the 70’s and basic pine painted with creosote was used, This time I used CCA? impregnated pine which should last long after I am gone. Timber construction here is almost non existent so am pleased with what I did with no real knowledge of timber framing construction, and only basic tools.
-- Forest Grump