White Oak Adirondack chairs

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Project by joeBlowFromWindyCity posted 08-15-2016 12:24 PM 7338 views 4 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My father and I have talked about building Adirondack chairs for a few years. In fact, a bunch of years back we watched a friend go on a quest to try finding a comfortable Adirondack chair. There was so much more to it that I ever figured, but my father had a pattern from his father and we embarked on the multi-weekend build (and when I say multi-weekend, I mean 2 months….).

We chose white oak since these will spend most of their life outside (It also helps I’ve got a friend that gets me quarter sawn white oak out of his mill & kiln nice a cheap). Planed to thickness (13/16), cut with a band-saw, softened the cuts with a bench top disc/belt sander and finished all the edges with a 1/4 round over bit on the router table.

These chairs are heavy as all get out, but they are amazingly comfortable. In all, we made 4 and they’ll make a great addition to the patio.

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#1 posted 08-15-2016 05:36 PM

They look good, and should last a good long time!

One of those projects on my list as well.. but never get around to starting it.

-- "....put that handsaw to work and make it earn its keep. - summerfi" <==< JuStiN >==>=->

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#2 posted 08-15-2016 11:44 PM

Great looking set of Adirondacks! They look very comfortable, and should give you decades of good, enjoyable service!

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

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#3 posted 08-16-2016 12:52 AM

I love these chairs. 2 month weekend. Yeap, I have had many of those weekend projects, but its all the joy of the hobby. If we got it done in a single weekend we wouldn’t like it as much… least that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#4 posted 08-17-2016 02:30 AM

Nice job!

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