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Forum topic by RussellAP posted 05-21-2012 07:09 PM 1021 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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RussellAP

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05-21-2012 07:09 PM

This beautiful chair is going on display at Curvy Diva’s in Independence Mo tomorrow. It’s made completely out of cedar (wrc).

I only used a couple coats of Spar on it, no stain.

As most of you know, WRC comes finished on one side and rough on the other. I prefer to work the rough side because it looks better after sanding. It seems to have a more rich color and the grain is nicer.

I reinforced the back leg supports with a single 2×4 and it’s solid as a rock.

Anyway here it is.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.


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#1 posted 05-22-2012 02:08 AM

Beautiful job and a beautiful chair. And you right the Western Red Cedar really makes it POP

-- DeputyDawg

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#2 posted 05-22-2012 01:24 PM

May I ask what you are pricing it at?

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#3 posted 05-22-2012 01:25 PM

Nice lawn, Russell! And a really nice chair.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#4 posted 05-22-2012 01:45 PM

JCantin. They are normally $189, but this place I’m demonstrating at charges 20% commission so sales from there will be $199.

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#5 posted 05-22-2012 02:54 PM

I agree with the compliments. I’d just add that rounding those two outside corners on the back brace would make the chair more attractive on a subliminal level.

The annoying feature of most Adirondacks is the center splat, which presents a hard surface against which your spine rests. Your four-splat idea counters that nicely.

Very good work, Russell.

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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#6 posted 05-22-2012 02:56 PM

I just took it apart so I can transport it to Curvy’s. I thought just removing the back would make it so I could get it in my trunk, but the trunk is deeper than tall. I hope I don’t have to deliver many of these.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#7 posted 05-22-2012 03:01 PM

Lee, the entire back brace will be revamped on the next design. It has to be thick enough to get some screws to bite without poking through anywhere so I’m thinking a 2×6 shaped to fit. I must admit, I did forget to round the corners off, but this way it retains that classic look. I’m a little leary about leaving the back unsupported from the top brace to the top of the slat. This design makes the arms level with the ground whereas other designs brace the back slats higher because they don’t tie into the arms. I thought at one point that if I doweled the back slats about 4 inches from the top, that would do the trick without using more screws, but I absolutely hate dowels.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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