Slightly different from the norm Adirondacks

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Project by Benchmarknorway posted 08-06-2014 02:31 PM 2546 views 17 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are loosely based on an Internet plan which I altered in a number of fundamental ways.
The first chair I made last year (as a present for a friend) and although comfortable I wasn’t completely happy with the bolts through the legs nor the way the arms were jointed to the upper back support rail. On the pair of chairs I’ve made this year I’ve done away with the leg bolts and redsigned the arm/back rail with hidden fittings.
On all three chairs the seat slats are recessed below the chair sides to hide the end grain and attached with screws from underneath. All other visible screws are recessed and plugged.
The first chair is european brown oak whilst the second pair of chairs are western red cedar. I plan to suppliment this years cedar chairs with two ottomans in a similar style.

-- Mark, Oslo, Norway (ex London, UK)

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#1 posted 08-06-2014 02:40 PM

Great looking chairs.

-- Chris K

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#2 posted 08-06-2014 02:53 PM

Nice!!! More furniture quality than the normal Adirondack!

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "Finished"!

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#3 posted 08-06-2014 04:13 PM

Great job some real beautys.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 08-07-2014 12:08 AM

Looks great—I like your improvements over the usual Adirondacks. And they look really comfortable, too!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#5 posted 08-07-2014 05:30 AM

Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#6 posted 08-09-2014 06:25 AM

good work nice shots, now what is that can on the arm?
It looks very similar to our VB

-- Regards Rob

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#7 posted 08-11-2014 08:59 AM

Heineken :)

-- Mark, Oslo, Norway (ex London, UK)

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#8 posted 08-13-2014 08:36 AM

A liquid thank you for doing a great job no doubt !!

-- Regards Rob

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