Cypress Adirondack Chair

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Project by jswoodworker posted 03-15-2014 04:11 PM 2179 views 20 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my cypress Adirondack chair with hide away leg rest. When not in use the leg rest slides beneath the seat on runners. The chair is finished with spar varnish.

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#1 posted 03-15-2014 04:23 PM

Very nice!
I have been wanting to build one just like yours, but I am having trouble finding plans.

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#2 posted 03-15-2014 04:26 PM

Thanks, I got the plans for this from Wood Magazine.

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#3 posted 03-15-2014 09:04 PM

Very Nice Project. Well Executed. Thanks For Sharing.


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#4 posted 03-16-2014 12:47 AM

Nice build, on a scale of 1-5 what would you say the skill level to build is?

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#5 posted 03-16-2014 09:46 AM

Thanks everyone! There really isn’t anything too difficult with building this kind of chair. As long as you know some of the basics and have a good set of plans, an adirondack chair is a good project for a beginner. So, I would say a 2.

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#6 posted 03-16-2014 11:39 AM

Very nice job! Which issue of Wood magazine did you get the plans from?

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#7 posted 03-16-2014 12:29 PM

Thanks, the plans came from issue 219.

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#8 posted 03-16-2014 12:39 PM

Really nice chair, love the foot/leg rest. Hope to build similar for Summer. Unfamiliar with your terminology but I take it spar varnish is an exterior grade similar to Yacht Varnish.?? Good job.

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#9 posted 03-16-2014 01:03 PM


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#10 posted 03-16-2014 03:31 PM

Very nice chair. I say a new yankee workshop episode where norm made one of these. Cypress is expensive but well worth the investment.

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#11 posted 03-16-2014 03:45 PM

It’s a nice clean chair and looks very comfortable.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#12 posted 03-17-2014 01:54 AM

Thanks JS,
I found the plans at the wood ($7.95) for the PDF version
If it ever warms up here I may have to build 1 or 2

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#13 posted 03-17-2014 06:12 AM

Very nice chir and looks like a nice place to spend on a quiet Sunday morning having a coffee and reading….excellent job

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#14 posted 03-17-2014 12:04 PM

Very Nice! Did you build this off a set of plans?

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#15 posted 03-24-2014 08:43 PM

Very nice!! I’m building the same chair out of hard maple.

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