Child Adirondack Chair

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Project by oldguy2 posted 10-26-2020 09:42 PM 488 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So its Fall here in Phoenix and being outdoors in the good weather is perfect for this chair for the Grandsons. You can tell from my dog its not real big. So here are some numbers. The side leg is 26”, back slats are 21 ”, seat across 15”, front leg 13”. front cross pc. 15” , back braces top 13”, middle 16 5/8, bottom 13 5/8”. Arms are 15” arm brace 16”. seat length is 12 from front edge. 7 in high where back attaches to to up. Side leg 9.5 ” high on front leg. I made this from 3/4 pine and some resawn 2×4. I rounded all edges, glue and nail 18gauge all parts except the middle back brace to arms. I used 2 screws here on the ends and glue. I wish I had made the arms longer to screw down into the cross piece like I had on other Adirondack chairs. The most difficult fit was holding the back unright and setting the screws. My fault since I like to preassemble the back as a unit. Now the brown full size chair is the Woodsmith plan chair in Pine. the footstool my own quick design. What is great is the angle is not LOW. No hoist needed to get you out of it. Even sitting out over many PA winters mine lasted almost 20 years before giving up. I believe the Issue is #69 with a Settee and table and Chair on the cover. I started with one for the father in law and made it in a basement shop when I had to take the arms off to go out the side door. We set the front edge 1 inch lower than plans to 14 inch for him and I never changed them back on any others. Then came another for my parents then out 2. Ok I have patterns still for the arms and side leg on paneling. Next we were giving them as wedding presents, that’s more of a story. But I am up to 17 full size and this small chair is now #18.

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#1 posted 10-27-2020 12:23 PM

Nice looking chair – and not plastic!

18 is a lot. I suppose you are at the point where you can just make them without looking or even measuring – but you sure did give a lot of measurments there.

I would like to make 18 of something.

But aren’t there 2 or more grandchildren nearby?

Do you need #19 soon?


-- I intended to be a woodworker, but turned into a tool and lumber collector.

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#2 posted 10-28-2020 11:41 PM

Some days you get to spend a half hour in the Shop. Another day time just flies by. I have to set up this shop and close it up from kids and the space. Nothing like my basement shops. I still have doors for a bookshelf I am making and other things are coming up to slow me down. Nobody gets it easy. Lately I keep thinking about my past workshop that was 24 by 28 and what I had and we moved. Sad to dwell on what you cannot have again, it only makes you mad. That was my retirement dream shop of 4 years. We learn what we are good at and challenge ourselves to get up and do more.

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#3 posted 10-29-2020 05:55 AM

OMG don’t be letting anthm27 see it or maybe you might need to chain it down!

Nice work!

-- Regards Rob

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