Contemporary Adirondack Chair, Walnut and Aluminum

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Project by coreyg089 posted 01-22-2021 09:02 PM 948 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made two of these chairs for a furniture show case, I ended up keeping one for myself and sold the other at the showcase. The frames are tig welded aluminum and the slate are walnut. The slats are suspended from truck valve springs that give it a little bit of give to conform to your body, well that was the theory at least. Its comfortable but more of an art piece really.
The slats were glued up three pieces each slat then I had a huge 2in full round over shaper cutter that I shaped the edges with. Was fun to make and want to make something like it that will rock back and forth for more comfort.

Thanks CG

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#1 posted 01-23-2021 02:00 AM

That is the first reuse of engine valve springs I’ve seen and you made great use of them. Love the whole design concept – a very modern take on a very traditional icon.

-- Bstrom

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#2 posted 01-23-2021 02:27 AM

Wow! I love your design and build. The springs make this look real comfortable. Great job

-- AJ

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#3 posted 01-23-2021 12:23 PM

I love anything mechanical – and this chair is magnificent!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

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#4 posted 01-23-2021 01:24 PM

very nice job. How thick was the aluminum you used.? Im fabricating my first welded alumunim base for a black walnut slab dining table im making.

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#5 posted 01-23-2021 03:24 PM

Nice blend of wood and metal, a style that will live forever 8^) (and the valve springs are really cool!)

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#6 posted 01-23-2021 04:13 PM

Very cool, design and build are easy on the eye and the mechanics make it even cooler.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#7 posted 01-23-2021 06:30 PM

I like the contours on the wood and the suspension of them. It’s a nice look. However if you can’t park a drink and a snack on the arms, it’s not an Adirondack chair ;)

-- Galootish log blog,

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#8 posted 01-23-2021 08:25 PM

Beautiful chair. Definitely a piece of functional art. The best kind!

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#9 posted 01-23-2021 09:18 PM

Very cool. I have to learn how to weld one of these years.

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