Folding Adirondack chairs

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Project by ChrisMc45 posted 04-14-2014 11:32 PM 3369 views 13 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not as fast as I first thought, finally done! One point for all pattern-routers, Masonite did NOT work as a template. Too thin to register against bearings for routing, go for 1/2-3/4 MDF as I did after first failures.
I made mine from rot-resistant cypress leftover from the deck project, with a fat coat of furniture wax. I hope they just grey out and not need too much care.
The ever-patient SWMBO likes them, loves the feel of the wood and the comfy seating, so I have a win.

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#1 posted 04-15-2014 03:56 PM

Looks great Chris,of course the folding aspect makes these chairs much more functional as far as storage and transport,nice work.

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#2 posted 04-15-2014 05:37 PM

I just got the Veritas plans for these, going to attempt to knock two of them out this weekend! Beautiful job, and great choice in the cypress!

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#3 posted 04-15-2014 06:29 PM

Looks great and folding feature is outstanding.

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#4 posted 04-15-2014 08:19 PM

Did you use their $17.50 hardware kit? Or did you substitute standard hardware?

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#5 posted 04-15-2014 08:23 PM

that is really cool, great job

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#6 posted 04-16-2014 01:17 AM

Very nice work

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#7 posted 03-04-2017 08:56 PM

Mainiac Matt, I did use the Lee Valley kit for swiveling parts, plus McFeely’s for all stainless screws. The project requires a handful of very long 4-inch screws if I recall correctly.

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