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Forum topic by HuntleyBill posted 670 days ago 515 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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HuntleyBill

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670 days ago

I am looking to build a chair for the Grandparents to sit outside on. I was thinking along the lines of an Adirondack “style” chair that pivots just under the seat so they can lean back. Please don’t confuse that with a rocking chair as that is not what they want.

I have Googled looking for plans but can’t seem to find any. Does anybody know of a set of plans or have ideas as to how I can make this kind of chair?

Any help would be appreciated….Thank you

Bill

-- If you think you can, or think you can't...your right!


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rance

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#1 posted 670 days ago

Something like a Norm Abram Adirondack sitting on a giant Lazy Larry? Just how big can you get one of those bearings for a LL? There’s got to be a reasonable solution for this.

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 670 days ago

A glider maybe. There are plans for Adirondacks with adjustable backs.

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HuntleyBill

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#3 posted 670 days ago

Not quite what I mean. If you look at an office chair, they can pivot from under the seat. So, the seat and back pivots as one unit, while the legs remain stationary. I thought it would be nice to have a chair as comfortable as an Adirondack that pivots like an office chair, but for outdoor use.

If there is anything like that, you guys would know.

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HuntleyBill

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#4 posted 670 days ago

oh…I may have forgot to mention a spring loaded return. I’m thinking that an elderly person once leaning back might need a little assistence getting back upright. Hence the spring loaded design to help sit them streight. Maybe an Adirondack chair won’t work at all?????

What do you think?

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