The Adirondack Throne

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Project by matthewjj posted 07-25-2014 10:44 PM 1484 views 2 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

It has been a while since I posted a project and I am glad to be finally posting my finished Adirondack chairs! Well at least these two are finished, I have 4 more that are in different levels of complete. I started building a prototype of these chairs over the winter with some scrap boards and plywood that I had laying around. I borrowed a couple dimensions and design ideas from various chair plans I found in magazines and online – however none of the plans had enough of the design elements I was looking for. So I came up with this design – the most important being that they are comfortable for both my wife (5’3”) and myself (6’6”)

These chairs are made out of white oak with walnut plugs. All hardware used is stainless. Finish is General Finishes Candlelight Oil Base Wood Stain with 4 coats of GF’s Exterior 450 topping it off.

I should also note that this is the first project that I built starting with rough sawn lumber—I will definitely be going that route again soon! And this is my first project out of my new shop! Up next will be a work bench, and cabinets to organize my tools!

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#1 posted 07-26-2014 12:29 AM

Right on man. I’m just starting to plan some chairs like this….also with white oak. You did a great job with the design.

Problem is, I’m about your height…and my wife is even shorter than yours…lol.

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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