Adirondack-Style Chairs for Kids.

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Project by jinkyjock posted 09-28-2014 03:43 PM 1023 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello again.
This project only took a couple of days, and is part of a new working philosophy I am trying out.
In the past I have been guilty of of hoarding scrap and off-cuts from larger projects,
do you recognize this also.?
I have decided, whenever possible, to use up this material ASAP to avoid build-ups of wood lying around my already too-small workshop (16×12ft.).
I had 2 Poplar fence-posts and some pallet wood (Red Cedar & Yellow Pine) left over (see pic.2) from previous projects, when my niece asked me to make 2 small outdoor chairs for her 4yr. old boy & 2yr. old girl.
The plans are from Adirondack chairs made by Norm Abrams in Yankee Workshop which I scaled down.
I added a stretcher from side-rail/leg to arm rest,
just to give a wee bit extra strength as the boy is a “climber”.

When they were finished I wanted to try painting them in really striking colours,
a vivid Lime Green for the boy and Pink for the girl.
But was overruled as she wanted them to match a bench she already had.
So we went with a walnut stain and 3 coats of yacht varnish.

A relatively simple build which I enjoyed doing, and it can be scaled up for full-size chairs,
and also tweaked around easily.
Thank you for looking and any comments/suggestions are welcome.
Cheers, Jinky (James).

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#1 posted 09-28-2014 03:50 PM

Looks nice! Good philosophy too :-)


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#2 posted 09-28-2014 04:59 PM

Thank you Mike.
Let’s hope good philosophy becomes good practice.

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#3 posted 09-29-2014 04:27 PM

Great looking chair and looks sturdy enough for any little “curtain crawler”.

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#4 posted 09-29-2014 10:28 PM

Cheers John,
“curtain crawler” it…....very apt.

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#5 posted 10-04-2014 12:53 PM

Looks gr8 James.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#6 posted 10-05-2014 04:23 PM

Thank you Roger.

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