Which wood for adirondack chair.

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Forum topic by Okiecat posted 02-01-2013 03:58 AM 948 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-01-2013 03:58 AM

Rookie looking for help. Live in hot and dry sw ok. Chairs will be stored in winter but out in sun all summer. Would you paint them or something else for a finish? Not any mills or forest around here.

-- Lynn, SW Ok

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#1 posted 02-01-2013 05:22 AM

I would probably paint them. The sun is rough on wood and finishes. Beech is really strong. I made the folding chair that sailor has posted on here. I made it from economy studs. I don’t leave it in the sun when it isn’t in use though. Paint and …..white oak or beech wood.

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#2 posted 02-01-2013 05:34 AM

Try to get cypress. Does not rot.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#3 posted 02-01-2013 05:45 AM

Up here in these parts, we use cedar. Cheap, easy to work, weather resistant.

-- John, BC, Canada

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#4 posted 02-01-2013 05:48 AM

Cedar,cypress,redwood,white oak,Ipe all hold up well out doors

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