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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Pacific Northwest

    Adirondack chairs

    I finally got to make something other than cabinet doors this week. I hardly have time to read the forum these days, let alone participate. Anyway, I had to make these for an auction for my son's school. I used Lee Valley's plans because they had engineered the folding feature and I didn't want to have to think much about this project. I did end up calling them to clear up some ambiguity in the plans, but all in all, it is a nice design. I used tigerwood decking from one of my hardwood suppliers. For the arms, which are wider than the 1 x 6 decking, I used some jatoba, which was a good color match and should hold up OK to weather if it is sealed/finished. The hardware and screws are all stainless. It took at least 2 days for the first run through, including making 1/4" plywood patterns. Next time, I'll be able to crank them out. I finished them up just in time to drag them into the parking lot for some sunset photos. Now, I want some for my deck (with more curves)!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Odessa, Tx
    They look Great, John. They should have raised a nice amount of funds for the school.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    John, those are fantastic, and the pics are really well done too!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    John, those are fantastic, and the pics are really well done too!
    My sentiments exactly. Nice job on the chairs too.
    I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"

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