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Forum topic by bulzeye posted 02-10-2012 04:28 AM 770 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-10-2012 04:28 AM

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Hi everybody, I’ve been cutting pens and want to start on larger projects. I was wondering from the ones who have built them if it is a good project to start on. Any input or maybe a better project to start with. thanks.

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#1 posted 02-10-2012 09:30 PM

Adirondeck chairs are an easy project, I did buy a set of plans and made some templates from 1/4” hard board so the second set I made was really quick.

I used Red Cedar, now they’ve weathered to a soft gray color after several years….. be sure to use waterproof glue and non-rusting screws if you plan to use them outdoors.


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#2 posted 02-10-2012 09:52 PM

I have often recommended Adirondeck chairs as a good starter project. I built my first pair out of pine when I only had a few (cheap) tools (circular saw, router, jig saw and drill). Later, I built a premium set out of ipé.

There are a lot of variations in the designs available. Clue – Designs with curves make it a harder project.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#3 posted 02-11-2012 03:19 AM

It’s a great project to start on. Not to blow my own horn, but check out my blog in the class section, it’s all about building the chair.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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