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Project by AnthonyHbm posted 10-06-2015 08:38 PM 2056 views 13 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made of White Oak and used Stainless steel hardware. This was my first woodworking project. Used Woodworkers Journal YouTube video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OH-gtLBkCKE&list=PLAze4TkkKYIag83zS1i7ORu8mBrRlH6yQ) and plans from Popular Mechanics (http://www.popularmechanics.com/home/how-to-plans/how-to/a709/easy-adirondack-chair-plans/).

The chair spends most of its time indoors.

-- Anthonyhbm





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Mean_Dean

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#1 posted 10-06-2015 11:40 PM

Great looking Adirondack! You really ought to take it outside on a warm evening, and enjoy it in its natural environment!

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

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AnthonyHbm

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#2 posted 10-07-2015 12:41 AM

Thank you Mean_Dean. It makes it outside when we have guests.

-- Anthonyhbm

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BurlyBob

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#3 posted 10-07-2015 01:44 AM

That is a beautiful chair. Your first project is something you can be really proud of.

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 10-07-2015 11:35 AM

Thank you for making contours. Too many people build these with flat seat and back. I am a firm believer that flat is not comfortable. Great design and build.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Woodtodust

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#5 posted 10-07-2015 02:20 PM

I am not generally a fan of Adirondack chairs but this one is such a nice design and so well made—I think you’ve made a convert. Very well done!

-- Bill...Richmond Hill, GA--"83% of all statistics are made up."

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PaulChau

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#6 posted 10-09-2015 03:09 AM

This chair really looks like you could have bought it from the store! Definitely not something you’d make from scrap wood in storage at any rate!

-- Paul Chau, manager at: https://supercheapselfstorage.com.au/facilities/perth/south-perth/

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PaulChau

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#7 posted 10-09-2015 03:11 AM

This chair really looks like you could have bought it from the store! Definitely not something you’d make from scrap wood in storage at any rate!

-- Paul Chau, manager at: https://supercheapselfstorage.com.au/facilities/perth/south-perth/

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AnthonyHbm

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#8 posted 10-11-2015 03:09 AM

PaulChau, thank you for the complimentary words. I chose White Oak because I wanted it to last in Bermuda’s harsh, sun-baked, salty air. Teak and Cedar are better outdoor choices but also more expensive. I had never worked with hardwoods before this project and I initially couldn’t believe how much harder it was than the dimensional lumber I was accustom to. This chair is very hard and very heavy and I’m sure it’ll last a fairly long time. Especially if I keep babying it by housing it inside. Happy woodworking.

-- Anthonyhbm

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 02-03-2017 10:56 AM

Anthony, this is a beautiful chair. It’s a nice design and nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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