Cedar Adirondack Chairs

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Project by BiGwOoD7 posted 12-11-2015 02:34 AM 1930 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first woodworking sale was a request for 2 Adirondack chairs. The customer was a co-worker so the pressure to do a good job doubled my already high anxiety level. In the end, I think they turned out pretty good and she actually hired me to build her 4 more just like it.

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#1 posted 12-11-2015 04:18 AM

I think they look great – and comfortable!

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#2 posted 12-11-2015 05:35 AM

Beautiful chairs, beautiful garden!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 12-11-2015 02:51 PM

Nice work on the chairs, looks like a great place to relax.

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#4 posted 12-11-2015 04:07 PM

Funny statement about the anxiety level. I’m already twitchy when it comes to perfection for a project that I’m making for myself. Then to know someone else has to approve….. and up goes the blood pressure.
They sure look nice from what I can see and the reorder makes it obvious that your customer approved as well.
Good job.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#5 posted 12-11-2015 04:38 PM

Great work with the chairs! Did you come up with plans yourself, or find them somewhere?

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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#6 posted 12-11-2015 05:27 PM

Thanks for all the compliments. My wife found the design on Pintrest a few years ago and I did a little modification the the seat and back rest so it would be comfortable for the customer’s husband who is 6’6”. I am only 5’9” and I actually fell asleep in one after about 10 minutes of sitting. Very comfortable! I am going to try to design a foot rest for them this winter.

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#7 posted 12-11-2015 09:08 PM

You did a great job. They look super comfortable and I’ll say it again nice work.

-- Thom CT.

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#8 posted 12-12-2015 01:05 AM

Great looking Adirondacks! You must be doing good work if she keeps ordering them!

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

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#9 posted 12-12-2015 08:24 PM

They DO look great. I’m having to trash a pair of Adirondacks I made out of pine – not so slowly rotting away. Was thinking cedar for a new pair. What finish did you use? I’m inspired!

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#10 posted 12-15-2015 01:13 AM

I sold them to the customer with no finish. She finished them with a matte polyurethane.

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