Adirondack part 2

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Project by vidkid26 posted 09-17-2009 02:23 AM 2169 views 10 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After making the first chair and getting it highjacked by my wife, I decided to make another and add a little twist that maybe she would like even better. I made this one as a glider.The back, seat and arms, are made of teak. The base is made of African Mahogany because I couldn’t afford 8/4 teak ($$$ouch). I had to use some black walnut stain to get the colors to match a little better. The plans called for using screws to construct the base and chair supports. I decided to use the Domino in stead. All I can say is that baby is rock solid. The only thing left to do is plug the screw holes in the slats. I’ll use some black walnut and then add another coat of tongue oil.

Any comments would be appreciated.

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#1 posted 09-17-2009 02:40 AM

Wow, that looks amazing.

-- The difference between being defeated and admitting defeat is what makes all the difference in the world - Upton Sinclair, "The Jungle"

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#2 posted 09-17-2009 02:41 AM

Nice looking chair. Great build.

-- John @

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#3 posted 09-17-2009 03:34 AM

OMG. Beautiful, Did you put some type of insert between the seat and the backrest. It looks like a fitted piece.

-- Better woodworking through old hand tools.

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#4 posted 09-17-2009 03:37 AM

Nice clean build in has a smooth cool look.

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#5 posted 09-17-2009 05:40 AM

There is a piece that fits between the seat and the back. It’s a real fun one to make. It has 5 angles for the back slats and a 28 deg. bevel on the back side to compensate for the rake of the back rest. There is a pattern piece for it but still takes a lot of massaging to get it to fit right.

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#6 posted 09-17-2009 06:23 AM

really nice…

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#7 posted 09-17-2009 04:25 PM

Very nice! Is this your design or did get plans from somewhere? Would love to see the planse and make on for my wife as well. I liked your addition of the AM instead of the 8/4 teak, great idea. Woold here in So California is expensive, like other places I’m sure. Any help would be great.
Again Nice job!

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

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#8 posted 09-17-2009 05:53 PM

You can get the plans and the hardware kit from

I used the patterns to make mdf templates, so I have them if I decide to make a few more.

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#9 posted 09-17-2009 06:42 PM

I really like the looks of this one. It looks like a really comfortable chair the way you curved the seat and sloped the back…and it’s a glider too on top of that which makes it even cooler! : )

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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#10 posted 09-20-2009 09:48 PM

Nice looking chair, I really like the color and the finish, nice work!

-- Craig, Springfield Ohio

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#11 posted 10-04-2009 05:30 PM

Bet your wife is sorry she hijacked the first one. Very nice chair. I’m going to try a fold-up version so that it can be stored away for the winter. Maybe I’ll try to work in the glider idea too. Thanks for the posting.
Mark, Lavelle, PA

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#12 posted 10-05-2009 05:54 AM

Well, of course she now uses the glider (she says its a woman’s prerogative to change her mind). She said she likes it so much it’s going in the family room over the winter. Go figure.

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