Adirondack chair

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Project by frankie voyles posted 04-21-2016 01:46 AM 1414 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some wood from my sawmill, the rest of the cedar came from an old entertainment center. Finished off with polyurethane. Recycling all I could.

-- frankie v

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#1 posted 04-21-2016 05:37 AM

Really nice looking chair and a job well done Frankie. That one should be with you for a long time.

-- Bruce Free Plans & Calculators

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#2 posted 04-21-2016 12:55 PM

The chair came out great. I like what you are doing with the cedar on your recent projects.

I have not had great luck with polyurethane outdoors, even spar polyurethane. Within a year or two it cracks and once that happens, the finish starts to break down and the wood changes color to hilight the cracks. The cedar will weather the cracks fine, it just ends up looking bad. Over the years I have become really fond of Sikkens Cetol1 also marketed as Sikkens Cetol Marine. It forms a film, but unlike poly, it is a breathable film. It does wear a bit so every 3-4 years you just clean with soap and water then wipe/brush on a new coat. It stands up to the sun better than any other product on the market. It is a touch more expensive than spar poly but lasts longer, so cheaper in the long run.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#3 posted 04-21-2016 01:09 PM

thanks swirt I will have to give it a try.

-- frankie v

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#4 posted 04-21-2016 11:51 PM

Great looking Adirondack! That cedar sure is pretty!

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

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#5 posted 04-27-2016 09:53 PM

Nice chair, looks like you’ve got a lot of cedar around.

I notice that your project pictures are sideways; as an avid LJ site user, I’ve found that they can’t handle pictures uploaded in portrait mode, so to avoid the rotation, only shoot and upload pictures in landscape mode.

-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.

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