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Project by SuperJoe posted 10-24-2021 04:58 PM 611 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Having read a number of postings about the sometimes short life of outdoor furniture I thought I’d try my hand at “lifetime” Adirondack chairs. I need to keep better documentation of the designs I use because I don’t remember the name of this versions author. Moving on, the joinery is a little complex with biscuits, mortise and tenon along with sliding dovetails. Add in glue and screws and you can see why the lifetime tag is not too much of a stretch. It even has biscuits between the back slats near the top to keep them fair with each other. The first iteration was done in pine because I’ve learned to make the mistakes with cheaper material 1st (usually). A little stain, a little teak oil, then wax and out the door it went. Given to the first neighbor who asked; “Who is that made for”? Keeping with the longevity ideal the production versions were constructed of 4/4 Honduran Mahogany with hand rubbed oil finishes waxed to a nice shine. I coated the bottom of all legs with penetrating epoxy to prevent “wicking” up the end grain. Throw in one of my folding tables done in the same material and you are ready to enjoy the beveridge of your choice on the porch or out in the grass.

As for the loveseat, well here we go again. This is the pine version. Got to save up for the mahogany.

-- Some of my most creative moments have been when I've had to cover up an error in my woodworking.





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#1 posted 10-24-2021 08:37 PM

I remember when I first saw these…I thought, He really goes all out on his projects…Really nice wood, over built…Those probably will outlive a few owners, lol…

Really nice set Joe…

Cool man…

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#2 posted 10-24-2021 08:51 PM

They look way too good for outdoor use.

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

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#3 posted 10-25-2021 01:39 AM

Very nice. Love the color variations.

Anyone claim the pine loveseat yet?!? ;)

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#4 posted 10-25-2021 03:02 AM

Nice work. They look great.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#5 posted 10-25-2021 06:27 AM

Those are very nice, maybe too nice to put in the grass. I especially like the fact that they don’t appear to have that deep seat that most Adirondack chairs have. They are so difficult to get out of.

What kind of maintenance will these chairs require. It doesn’t matter what wood I use it ends up grey in short order. The sun bleaches everything. I even tried a varnish that is made for boats.

-- John D, OP, KS

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#6 posted 10-25-2021 02:39 PM



Those are very nice, maybe too nice to put in the grass. I especially like the fact that they don t appear to have that deep seat that most Adirondack chairs have. They are so difficult to get out of.

What kind of maintenance will these chairs require. It doesn t matter what wood I use it ends up grey in short order. The sun bleaches everything. I even tried a varnish that is made for boats.

- awsum55

After 50 years of boat work the maintenance routine that i would suggest is at least apply Daly’s Seafin Teak Oil twice yearly. This will keep the wood “bright”. Before summer patio season I always apply 2 coats of finishing wax just for added protection against spills and showers. Ideally these would be covered when not in use.

-- Some of my most creative moments have been when I've had to cover up an error in my woodworking.

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#7 posted 10-25-2021 05:01 PM

Thanks Joe.

-- John D, OP, KS

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#8 posted 10-26-2021 12:10 AM

They look very sturdy, thank you for sharing your project with us today from Henrico County Virginia

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

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