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Project by woodshaver Tony C posted 01-27-2021 03:08 AM 1083 views 3 times favorited 44 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The little woman in my life wanted a Rocking Adirondack Chair so I found a plan on Esty had the UPS store print the plan in a full 2’ X 4’ sheet and made two using a mix of different woods. Some PT and some framing lumber.

They will be under cover and out of the weather so they should last a while. I made templates for all the parts so if I need to make a new part or a new chair down the road I can knock them out with out any trouble.

They are well balanced and they are easy to move out of them. I put a strip of anti skid rubber that is used on stair treads on the bottom so if someone drag the chair it won’t wear a flat spot on the bottom of the blades. I hope that works :)
Hope you like them!

Update! Paint Change! Rust Oleum Colonial Red! Wife didn’t like the original color.
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The anti skid tape I used.

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





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pottz

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#1 posted 01-27-2021 03:33 AM

man those are just beautiful my friend,i made about 12 adirondack chairs from plans i got from the new yankee workshop about 15 years ago,made mine from clear redwood.gave them all away.i wish i had a place too put a pair,love the comfort and the big wide arms for setting a drink or plate on.nice work buddy.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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Mark Wilson

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#2 posted 01-27-2021 04:13 AM

Those are sweet, Tony.

And, also, I noticed that Larry changed his avatar.

-- Mark

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pottz

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#3 posted 01-27-2021 04:37 AM



Those are sweet, Tony.

And, also, I noticed that Larry changed his avatar.

- Mark Wilson


yeah the beagle wanted a new look,she wanted too show how chill she is-lol.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#4 posted 01-27-2021 04:54 AM

Perfect for kicking back and watching the warm sunset Tony. They look well built and should last long. Where’s mine? Make mine orange.
Looking at these chairs reminds me of being at the lake where I keep them on the deck for some serious relaxing.
Great comfortable chairs. You and Carol enjoy them while you wait for me to come back out there. Hahaha
pottz is right, where’s the drink holder.

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

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woodshaver Tony C

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#5 posted 01-27-2021 05:00 AM

Thanks Pottz!
Hey I like your new avatar! She sure is a cutie! The wife is very happy! The red one needs a 2nd coat. Have I ever told you I hate painting! :(

Thanks Mark!
I used Behr Marquee paint applied with a roller to paint one and even after a week it’s still tacky.
Plus it didn’t cover with one coat like the instructions said. I’m spray painting the 2nd one with Oases Blue Rust oleum X2. It dries in no time!

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

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#6 posted 01-27-2021 05:09 AM

Thanks Dave!
A Cup holder? Well on a rocking chair that would be just plain wrong don’t you think? Carol would be wearing her drink and I would get an EYE ROLL!
Carol asked me to make her a little side table so I guess I’ll be dong that next. Anyway these chairs are very comfortable and if you ever get back here to visit you can take one for a spin!

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

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#7 posted 01-27-2021 06:09 AM

Very handsome work Tony, I feel tired just looking at them.
I reckon I need to make a rocking chair for Betty and myself, but they would never be empty, LOL The table is very essential, can’t have you wearing Carol’s drink.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#8 posted 01-27-2021 06:43 AM

Sweet looking chairs wsTC... Love the thought of the rocker, for the illusion of exercise while sitting on your bum…

However, keep this up and you’ll be looking for a painter’s apprentice!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#9 posted 01-27-2021 07:28 AM

Your doing the right thing for the right person. You a smart man Tony!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#10 posted 01-27-2021 08:26 AM

I hope you have a porch and little table to go with those beautiful rockers Tony

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#11 posted 01-27-2021 01:25 PM

very nicely done, young man !!
very nice indeed – hope you and yours can enjoy them for eons to come.
(templates was a great idea).

-- there is no educational alternative to having a front row seat in the School of Hard Knocks. --

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doubleDD

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#12 posted 01-27-2021 01:48 PM

Yes a cup holder. You can make one or buy one . They rock back and forth as you do. We use them in the boats all the time. If you’re gonna sit around and relax you need something to drink. Just another project for you. Hahaha

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

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#13 posted 01-27-2021 01:50 PM

Those are very nice. A clamp on cup holder would be perfect.
Maybe with a gyroscope, like a compass on a ship. :)

-- -Todd

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#14 posted 01-27-2021 02:09 PM

Thanks Bob!
A little table will do the trick! If you decide to make one for Betty there are many plans out there.
This is where I got my plan.

Thanks LBD,
I like your comment “for the illusion of exorcise” but your feet are getting a work out! LOL!

Thanks Tom,
Carol was thrilled to have this on our patio. I had to make another so we could rock and roll together! LOL! But I don’t sit for long when I still have wood in the shop that need to become something. :)

Thanks Crowie,
We don’t have a porch but we do have a nice covered patio and deck overlooking our pond.

Thanks John,
I’m sure these will last and last for sure! And I’m sure the templates will end up with our oldest son. He’s a chip off the old block!

Thanks Dave,
The table is for Carols reading material and cell phone. She love to sit out there and read and she needs a place to set here stuff. She has given me orders for a table! I must obey! LOL!

Thanks Todd,
You are a thinking man Todd! That’s a great idea! Maybe we should take that to the Shark Tank show! LOL!

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

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pottz

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#15 posted 01-27-2021 02:46 PM

i knew you secretly loved painting,it’s good you came out of the closet. ;-)

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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