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Project by redryder posted 03-23-2015 10:58 PM 1652 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first chair. Adirondack. All cedar, no finish. I’ve never had good luck with outdoor projects in our weather.

The plans came from Woodcraft. Full size, easy to figure out even for me. I liked the fact that the chair is adjustable for sitting or reclining.

I wanted a drink holder so I ordered a set of six leather billiard pockets off of Ebay (can’t buy just one). Very heavy duty and should last. I counter sunk every screw and covered them with five or six different caliber shells. Shot shells only across the back with epoxy and handgun size every where else. It was the first time I came to realize that almost every caliber is a different diameter. Had to make a drill bit run.

This chair is at the local High school for this weekends senior scholarship silent auction. Hunting is very popular in our neighborhood and hopefully someone will like it….............................

-- mike...............

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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 03-24-2015 12:56 AM

Looks like a COOL chair…

I like the reclining feature… I have always had a problem Getting Out of those chairs… :)

Are those metal tabs going across the Back?
... if so, it must get very HOT where you live… Here in Calif., those might end up being a tad HOT across a bare back! ... You might want replace them with wooden plugs… (?)

Your drink holder is Super COOL! Very good way of doing it… You can’t Knock Off a drink in that chair! :)

Nice looking Chair!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#2 posted 03-24-2015 12:58 AM

Very VERY NICE! I like the idea of shells for screw covers! I also have always liked cedar!

Very Fine Work!

With or without a finish it should stand up well! How does cedar fence stand up inyour area?

If it does fairly well 15+ years that chair taken care of will easily last 20= years!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#3 posted 03-24-2015 01:18 AM

Nice work !

I bet there is not a living squirrel varmit or possum anywhere near your place!

You have certainly have given it your best shot there.

Should rename it the Gatling Chair !!..... I hope they are all inert or a guest may get a sudden shock !.....and not missing all the detail…. thats one talented dog you have there !

-- Regards Rob

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#4 posted 03-24-2015 09:59 AM

Well done, Love the dog with 3 tennis ball… LOL

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

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#5 posted 03-24-2015 03:43 PM

Mike, That’s a beauty.
Very nicely executed right down to the decorative details.

Work Safely and have Fun. – Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#6 posted 03-28-2015 11:16 PM

Looking good! I like the pool table pocket there for holding a good, cold pint o Guinness, or any other libation.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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Scooter McClain

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#7 posted 03-30-2015 02:20 AM

Very nice job! I like the details you put into this!

-- I make sawdust. I think thats a fair assessment of my finished products!

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#8 posted 03-30-2015 02:39 AM

Really nice chair. I too like the shells for screw covers. What a concept—go to the range in the morning, and then head home so I can finish a woodworking project! Excellent idea. :-)

-- Lee

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