Adirondack Chairs

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Project by RCCinNC posted 10-23-2021 12:13 AM 507 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Haven’t posted in awhile!

A project I’ve been wanting to do for awhile and finally got around to doing. Our remaining surviving Adirondack chair from a long ago purchased set had finally gotten to the point that no amount of pressure washing or multiple coats of Penefin was going to restore it to useable condition. I decided to put it out of its misery, disassemble it, and template the parts as to build replacements. Having built a really nice English Garden bench a few years back using Ipe and White Oak, and even while covered, yearly sanded and treated with Penefin I watched it slowly succumb to the elements. I decided to build our new chairs with relatively inexpensive KDAT southern yellow pine that I planed and jointed for both appearance and workability. Nothing fancy, but a fun project that will ultimately total out to four chairs.

Big shout out to Peteybadboy for the great recommendation on the Breeo fire pit as seen in the final pic. Love it!

11/21…added a photo of the mini patio I built to go with the firepit and chairs. My first, and…Oh my aching back! ...probably my last. Next time I won’t dig so deep.

-- Live to putter...putter to live!

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#1 posted 10-23-2021 01:21 AM

Nice job Bob. How about that little table in there? You made that also?

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#2 posted 10-23-2021 01:27 AM

The chairs look great! Looks like you found a good place to plant them! Nice work!

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

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#3 posted 10-23-2021 01:29 AM

Chairs turned out great. They are on my list of things I’d like to make one day.

I went with the solo fire pit. I love that thing.

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#4 posted 10-23-2021 02:11 AM

They look great, and such a good idea to use the old pieces as patterns before they got and worse. The setting there looks really nice to.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#5 posted 10-23-2021 11:48 AM

RCC nice chairs. I think ottomans will make them even better. Putting you feet up by the fire.

Thanks for the shout out.

-- Petey

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#6 posted 10-23-2021 12:42 PM

Those chairs look great! Making templates from the old ones definitely the way to go, nice.

-- “Often wrong but never in doubt”. Dave in WV.

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#7 posted 10-23-2021 01:34 PM

Thanks guys. They were definitely appreciated by the fire last night! Two more are definitely in the works.

Mike- The table was a replacement for an ancient Walpole table from scraps left over from a lumber shed I built last spring.

I also want to shout out to Larry, who encouraged me in a PM with his usual grace to got out and “do something useful for once.” He’s right too. If you need something to lift your spirits “the wood will never fail you.” (or something like that)

Thanks buddy.

-- Live to putter...putter to live!

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#8 posted 10-23-2021 03:21 PM

Great looking set RCC!

I’m ashamed to admit I’ve never sat in an Adirondack. they look soooo comfy with the leg curve.

Good call on using the old as templates, that seems to otherwise be a big part of the process when starting from scratch. Looks liek a great location to “park it” for a while and contemplate life 8^)

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#9 posted 10-23-2021 03:28 PM

these chairs look very comfy and they probably are by that wonderful fire GREAT JOB :<))))))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#10 posted 10-23-2021 05:45 PM

glad you decided to post em they turned out real nice my friend.enjoy the fire pit.

-- 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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#11 posted 10-23-2021 11:59 PM

Fabulous job on these remakes. Enjoy

-- AJ

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#12 posted 10-24-2021 01:45 AM

Nice work.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#13 posted 10-26-2021 12:54 AM

Nice chairs thank you for sharing this with us from Henrico County Virginia

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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