Adirondack Chair #2

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Project by Mark Wilson posted 08-02-2015 09:50 PM 1108 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This chair was intended to be adjustable. I had bored three holes through the arms for removable pegs I made of Hickory. But, naturally, the holes on the back didn’t line up. Not to be outsmarted, I plugged the two that didn’t, and stopped calling it adjustable. The back will tilt forward, but there’s no point in it.
It’s built of Douglas Fir. That’s an awful bit of wood, if one intends to sculpt, which I did. I finished it with a One Step Walnut Stain. It’s the prettiest chair of the few that I’ve made. It’s all wood. No metal. For some reason, that means something to me in outdoor furniture. (The stain issue, I guess – so many places moisture can invade.)
I had this in my Web Store for the longest time. Once I dropped the price, in a “fire sale” (Buy it, or I set it on fire), to a giveaway level, my niece took pity and bought it – for the sale price. Now it lives on her back patio, under a cover.

-- Mark

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#1 posted 08-03-2015 12:24 AM

Thinking out of the box style of designing … NICE !

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#2 posted 08-03-2015 12:44 AM

Like the design and finish, relative come in handy some times.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#3 posted 08-03-2015 01:00 AM

For all the trouble you went through Mark you ended up with a great result. Now you can sit back and enjoy it.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#4 posted 08-03-2015 08:32 AM

Like the design and finish, relative come in handy some times.

- Bob Collins

As long as it’s marked down ridiculously.

Aww, Grumpy. You and your “bright side”.

This one, by the bye, only took six weeks.

-- Mark

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#5 posted 08-04-2015 12:00 AM

Well, it’s a great looking Adirondack, even if it’s just under a cover. Which is kind of a shame—a chair as nice as this deserves to be sat in!

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

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#6 posted 08-04-2015 03:55 AM

That’s what I tell her anytime I’m over there.

-- Mark

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#7 posted 08-14-2015 03:02 PM

At least, one non-standard version. Incredible details and final touches.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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