Adirondack Loveseat

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Project by Rick Coker posted 12-16-2010 07:18 PM 3622 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have created several adirondack chairs from a pattern that I got from the New Yankee Workshop, but I always wanted to make a loveseat by adapting the design that I saw in a video. I made this loveseat for my mother and father as a Christmas present. It is made from western red cedar, had to mill some 2”x6” boards for the 5/4 stock since all I had access to locally was S1S 1”x6” and it wasn’t going to be strong enough.

It turned out better than I expected since I didn’t have the plans for this larger design … had to improvise in a few places to get things to work out correctly. I decided to countersink all of the screws and fill with wood plugs to reduce any rusting concerns.

Hope they like it.


-- -- Rick Coker

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#1 posted 12-16-2010 10:03 PM

Wow Rick, that came out really nice!
What kind of finish did you put on it?
It sure looks beautiful,
thanks for sharing,

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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#2 posted 12-17-2010 03:26 PM

Great seat Rick
Like the flow of it with the supended back !!

I am sure your Mum & Dad will enjoy it & be proud of you for making it for them .

it’s pretty unique to give something hand made !!

Thats truly special Rick !! Good onya mate !!!

have a great xmas !! & enjoy the “Relies” as they fight over the seat !!!

Double bonus points for being from Georgia !! My Mum had a pen friend from “Talapoosa” that she corasponded with during World War 2 , they wrote to each other for 30 years , before Mum jumped on a plane from Australia to meet her for the first time in 1977 ! she came home with some “Moonshine” , my dad was a seasoned drinker !! he had a few drinks of it, saying to my Mum, it’s alright , an hour later we found him fast asleep at the dining table !!! Yep !!! it’s alright !!! it twas a “Knockout” LOL

Cheers to ya all !!

-- Think,Dream,Inspire,Create ! your Shed is waiting for You !

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#3 posted 12-17-2010 05:01 PM

Thanks Steve and Anthony … had fun doing the construction and think it did turn out well. The finish is Spar Polyurethane (Minwax Heldsman). Others have had oxidation problems with this finish, but it has usually turned out well for me …

Anthony, I must admit that I’ve had a little Moonshine myself … in fact I think I have a pint jar in the cupboard now … noticed that it had a little green sediment on the bottom … guess that was from the copper piping …

Have a great holiday season…


-- -- Rick Coker

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#4 posted 12-26-2010 02:16 AM

Going through the archives and I saw your loveseat. Very nice job. I have made 4 of these so far and everyone has loved them. Like you I made them out of cedar except for my last one. I made that out of the solid composite deck boards…...with green treated for the stretchers underneath. It turned out great and would highly recommend it over wood. I did double up the boads for the legs and side rails since the composite doesn’t have much stability. It cost about double compared to cedar (at least where I live) but I am very happy with the results….....hence why I feel obligated to tell everone.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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