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Folding Adirondack set

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Project by Villagerich posted 01-16-2019 07:47 PM 652 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made these a few years back. Built the first one as a birthday present for myself. My wife bought me the wood and my neighbor gave me a table saw. Have made and sold several since then.

-- Rich Meyer, Sparks, Nevada http://www.richswoodshop.net





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Hawaiilad

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#1 posted 01-17-2019 04:39 AM

Wow, I have never seen a set like that. Is it your design?

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#2 posted 01-17-2019 01:44 PM

I like the contrasting wide arms and the narrow back slats.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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DMiller

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#3 posted 01-17-2019 02:47 PM

Very cool. Do you have pictures of how the mechanism works?

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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#4 posted 01-17-2019 02:55 PM

yeah more pic’s if possible,ive never seen a folding adirondack chair before,very cool idea.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#5 posted 01-18-2019 08:23 AM

I made a set that looks the same as this one back in 11-9-2014 and posted in lumberjocks. The plans came from Veritas Tools Inc., Item 05L05.40 (full sized plans) at a cost of about $25. My project described the mounting of the back into the base and I mentioned the secure fit necessary to make the back secure. A friend of mine (Since passed) was a surveyor and had a printer that could produce 3’X4’ copies. He made some full sized plans from mine so I could cut the forms out by tracing the copy or making inserts where necessary. That way I did not destroy my bought and paid for plans. My grand kids still have the five piece set – as I made a matching table shortly thereafter. I was offered $400 for the set before I gave it to the grand kids. I liked the build, was pleased with the results and the quality of the plans. Spot on following the plans will produce a solid back mounting. [email protected] is the email address if you have questions.

-- DonB

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#6 posted 01-18-2019 12:55 PM

Nice, I love folding Adirondack chairs! I believe PlansinWood.com has folding Adirondack chair designs also. Great plans, great guy. Check it out.

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

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jaybe

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#7 posted 01-30-2019 01:38 AM

Looks like this could be a cool winter project to get ready for the summer. nice job

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Villagerich

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#8 posted 01-30-2019 03:12 AM

I downloaded the plans for the chairs off the minwax website. The table I designed and built.

-- Rich Meyer, Sparks, Nevada http://www.richswoodshop.net

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