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Thread: Adirondack Chair(s)

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Lakeport NY and/or the nearest hotel

    Adirondack Chair(s)

    Well. I finished assembling one of the chairs today... Not happy With the back slats as they sit now.

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    So I may just cut some more later this week.
    Last edited by Ned Bulken; 05-15-2013 at 07:48 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    I gotta agree, Ned. The lengths of the back slats look uneven, and I think having equal spaces between each slat would also look better. I do like the way you incorporated the tree silhouette, though.

    Have you considered trimming the ends of the back slats after everything is assembled? Seems it'd be pretty easy to draw a curve on the back and trim the ends with a jigsaw.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    North West Indiana
    I echo everything Vaughn stated. The tree design is cool. And I would never attempt that curve until slats were installed.
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  4. #4
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    Jul 2009
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    I agree with Vaughn and Jon. Could you make the back slats a little wider ??

    The rest of the chair looks great
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  5. #5
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    Dec 2008
    Santa Claus, In
    Yep, fourth for reworking the back. Love the tree.
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  6. #6
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    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Southwood View Post
    Yep, fourth for reworking the back. Love the tree.
    fith for tree and suggestions.. that tree is sharp!
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  7. #7
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    May 2007
    Thomasville, GA
    Ditto on the tree. The slats would look better if they came together at their base, then spread as you have them, whether they're wider or narrower.
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  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    new york city burbs
    Im sure they are comfortable, I see the seat has a nice curve in it, and it looks like the back has enough angle.

    the second picture, it looks like the end slats are higher than all the middle slats. 98% of the Adirondack plans Ive looked at, always have the center slats higher and tapered down to the end slats.

    if you care to look at the plans I use, not suggesting you redo the chairs, just want to show you the difference, pm me your email and Ill send the plans to you.
    Human Test Dummy

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Oliver Springs, TN
    Here's one I made a few years ago. It might give you an idea about the curve and base. Ignore the bird poo!

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  10. #10
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    Feb 2012
    St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
    I've made a few of these. I like the grain on trhe arms here, and I love your pine tree motif in the centre. I would never have thought of that. You might try making the slats more vertical, or tapering them slightly and crowding them a little more. Nice work! How are you going to finish them?

    By the way, these are Muskoka chairs, at least in Ontario.

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