GrandPa Adirondack

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Project by Jerry Spencer posted 07-19-2017 01:44 PM 25131 views 14 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

If any of you have used the plans from The Barley Harvest, you’ll know what I’m talking about. This is the second chair I’ve made using their plans and I love them. This chair was a perfect fit for my son’s father-in-law.
We made it together, so that made it ever more special. He gave it to him for his 70th birthday. The wood is western red cedar and it’s finished with five coats of General Finishes water-base exterior clear that we sprayed on.
I can’t believe how comfortable the chair feels. It really is designed for Grandpa’s .
Thanks for looking.

-- Jerry - Ohio

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#1 posted 07-19-2017 02:17 PM

Nice build Jerry and for good cause.
Pretty sure I won’t build one ‘cause I may want to use it ‹(•¿•)›

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#2 posted 07-19-2017 02:29 PM

Hey Jerry,

Nicely done! I built Phil’s (Barley Harvest on etsy and beach chair Adirondacks and love them! I’ve actually had people stop at my campsite and ask where I got them. I took the time to plug the screw holes which turned out well. I even won an online woodworking contest and won a plunge router set. I’m giving serious thought to building his folding version next.

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

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#3 posted 07-19-2017 03:07 PM

Beautiful chair! Nice work makes a great gift! Looks so inviting!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#4 posted 07-19-2017 07:15 PM

This is a beautiful Adirondack chair and is so nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#5 posted 07-19-2017 08:38 PM

Thanks so much for the post on the Grandpa chair. I have been looking for plans like this for some time.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#6 posted 07-20-2017 01:38 PM

Great build! I have purchased several plans from The Barley Harvest!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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Jerry Spencer

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#7 posted 07-20-2017 02:02 PM

Thanks guys for the comments.
Larry, If you do make one you’ll be amazed at how comfortable it is. I added more braces to beef it up a little.
A fun project.

-- Jerry - Ohio

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#8 posted 07-20-2017 06:25 PM

Very nicely done, I have used the same plans as well but I did not think about the cross braces! That is a great idea that I will want to use the next time I build a couple.

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#9 posted 07-22-2017 06:22 PM

Beautiful workmanship. I like how the finish turned out.

-- Pops ~ In So Cal...

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#10 posted 07-22-2017 09:14 PM

Great looking Adirondack—I’m sure Grandpa loves it!

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

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