Adirondack Chair

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Project by 43North posted 02-15-2016 02:57 PM 1165 views 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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These chairs are make from select western cedar finished with a natural stain and polyurethane top coat. The back slats, arms, side supports and back-braces were all cut on a CNC router. The contoured backs and seats make these chairs surprisingly comfortable compared to the traditional straight back Adirondack designs. All screw holes are plugged. The design was inspired by a friend and bonafide Adirondack craftsman who lives and works in the Lake Champlain region of the Adirondacks.

-- "If women don't find you handsome they should at least find you handy." - Red Green

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#1 posted 02-15-2016 03:37 PM

those look very similar to some i made several years ago,and with the curved back and seat they are very comfortable for a wood chair,great job on those,welcome to lumber jocks.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 02-15-2016 04:43 PM

Hey Brian,

Very cool! May I ask where you got the DXF files? I’m currently building two take-apart beach chair adirondacks from PhilB. I bought his plans/files from BarleyHarvest in etsy after finding his chairs here. I’m currently making two by hand, but almost everyone who sees them orders a pair or two, so I hope to be cutting them out via CNC in the near future.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#3 posted 02-15-2016 07:52 PM

Thanks to both pottz and Captain Sully for the welcome and kind words. I created the CAD/ DXF files myself with the help of an Adirondack artisan friend using TurboCAD. These were then imported to VCarvePro to optimize the design and generate the GCode for cutting the components. I have also added customized relief carving to the back slats (Logo, text, etc.) in order to personalize or identify the origin of some chairs. I agree ‘pottz’, anyone who has sat in one of these chairs immediately comments on how comfortable they are compared to the more traditional designs. I also love working with and the look of the natural western cedar, although it is difficult to find a local source for dimensioned material.

-- "If women don't find you handsome they should at least find you handy." - Red Green

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