Redwood Adirondak Chair 1

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Project by AKDave posted 102 days ago 715 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

An Adirondak chair made with California reclaimed redwood and western red cedar. Oiled with Watco natural Danish oil and finished with oil based outdoor spar varnish.

-- AKDave Chugiak, Alaska,

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#1 posted 102 days ago

Sweet chair , Dave. Great finish!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 102 days ago

Very beautiful. Looks nice and rich. Are those screws exposed or plugged with a lighter wood? Can’t tell. Looks Great.

-- Matt, California.

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#3 posted 102 days ago

Surprisingly, got quite a few comments on the Adirondak chairs. I didn’t expect such a response, so thanks to all.
There were a couple of questions, so I’ll add a little more detail here.

On the two pine chairs, (which were prototypes for assurance of fit and design) I left the screwheads exposed. However. on the Redwood chairs, I plugged the screw countersinks with Wenge plugs. It made a nice contrast. I apologize that they are not real visible on the photographs. On the finish, no stains were used. The dark reddish/orange color comes from the Redwood being reclaimed. Reclaimed redwood was much older when originally cut than currently growing and freshly harvested redwood. Reclamation comes from the demolition of structures such as bridges, piers, barns, etc., constructed from old growth trees.


-- AKDave Chugiak, Alaska,

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#4 posted 101 days ago

Great chair, love the choice of woods and the plugs look very nice

-- Norman

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