Adirondack Chairs for new shop.

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Project by Ken90712 posted 05-14-2019 10:48 PM 1140 views 2 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve always wanted to build these chairs for as long as I can remember. New shop is almost done. We recived final inspection from County today and they are plugging in my electric meter tomarrow. I started and made these in the garage old stlye, bumping into things moving machines to use another. I was really surprised how many hours they took. But so fun to finish.

Made out of solid cedar locally here from Tennessee. Made the armrests thicker than the plans called out. I used Rockler plans and templates. I have always respected the guys that made plugs to hide the screws which I had to do. Game changer on they look once screw holes disappeared, thx fellow Lumberjocks.

I Sprayed them with Penofin penetrating clear oil today using my Earlex 5500.

Neighbors already want some, but not sure how I could do them economically.

Thx for looking Ya’ll

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#1 posted 05-14-2019 11:14 PM

Those are gorgeous, Ken, and look really comfortable!

Bet the shop smelled awesome will you were building them!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 05-14-2019 11:33 PM

Ken the chairs look great. Just make a few more so your neighbors have a place to hang out. The meter must have you pretty excited

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#3 posted 05-14-2019 11:44 PM

Very nice Ken! They look so comfortable I think I could nap all day in one!

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

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#4 posted 05-14-2019 11:56 PM

Beautiful Chairs, Ken!

I like the arm rests… wide enough to put a plate on! :)

Beautiful FINISH!

Must be nice to get good ole Cedar locally and probably paying LESS than you’d get in So.Cal.!

Wonderful! I am HAPPY for you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#5 posted 05-15-2019 12:03 AM

Great looking chairs! I love the larger arms and your finish over the cedar. I hope you get to relax in them!

-- AJ

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#6 posted 05-15-2019 12:18 AM

Superb, There really is nothing like these style of Chairs, Awesome build out of lovely stock.
Nice Job, My tip is they’ll be around for a while.

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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#7 posted 05-15-2019 12:43 AM

Those look great buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#8 posted 05-15-2019 01:04 AM

Top notch job. Makes me want to go have a drink.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#9 posted 05-15-2019 01:13 AM

Nice looking chairs. Well done.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#10 posted 05-15-2019 01:56 AM

Looking good…!

-- If you want it and it's within reason... It's on it's way!

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#11 posted 05-15-2019 02:15 AM

Look great! I’m in the process of building these same chairs. Love the project, taking longer than I anticipated but then again I’m a newbie

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#12 posted 05-15-2019 04:35 AM

Wonderful chairs, and with the finish you used and the Cedar they look great.

You mentioned, “not sure how I could do them economically” If you make them that nice you will arrive at a fixed price, NOT including your time pretty quick. Point is if you find chairs that well made at a place near a resort, beach, or other place where people with $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ have “other homes” you will find prices much higher than your neighbors likely would want to pay. You probably will not find something similar if you live where regular people live. Competition among sellers is thus that they turn out junk, to compete price wise.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#13 posted 05-15-2019 05:18 AM

Hey,hey…...........Real nice chairs, Ken!! For the guests, I take it, because you will be inside making chips!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#14 posted 05-15-2019 09:52 AM

How wonderful is that!
Not only a new shop, but now chairs to hang out there under the roof, with a cold beer.
You lucky man!
Looks really fine and comfortable.
Congratulations with the shop up and running.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#15 posted 05-15-2019 02:26 PM

Wow Ken … you’ve been so busy, I hope you get the time to relax in those beautiful chairs! That new shop is your dream come true. Enjoy making all sorts of wonderful creations!!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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