Jakes Adirondacks

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Project by Jay20650 posted 03-14-2011 08:26 PM 1887 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Recently finished adirondack chairs. They are made of cypress, so these guys should last me a long time! The one on the right, by request of my girlfriend, includes every piece I had with cathedral or otherwise “interesting” grain…so that one is “her” chair lol. She is very happy with it! They are now sitting in the back yard next to the fire pit, and I have to say they are very comfortable.

I did find some design issues I would like to address in the next set, obviously two is not enough to have around the fire pit! So after i get those done I’ll do a little write up on the differences and see what you guys think.

-- Jay,

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#1 posted 03-14-2011 08:55 PM

I’d like to know what you did and didn’t like about this set, Jake, so I’ll be waiting for your news. I’m looking at throwing a few of these together for my backyard, too. Gotta have something comfortable to hangout next to the BBQ in.

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#2 posted 03-15-2011 02:29 AM

Great looking set!

I built two of these a few years ago and I too found a few design issues that I would like to address also when I build them again (I still have all of the pattern cutouts in 3/4” ply). I had trouble screwing the back slats into the upper support piece. I would often miss the exact center of the curved piece with my screw and it would split or something, it was extremely aggrivating. What I though I would try next go-round is using pocket hole screws in that area and screwing from the upper back slat support into the back slats. I hope that makes sense and helps someone…..

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#3 posted 03-26-2011 05:58 PM

I have the same pattern with the exception of some modifications. I use 5/4 decking boards, 2×10 to cut out for the legs, and make the back slats more narrow in order to get the fan back look. eMail me if any would like pictures. I’ll try to post some on here when I get home later.

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#4 posted 03-26-2011 07:23 PM

I’d love to see you version, I have a couple more of these to make so I have a set around the fire pit. After this last set I wanted to make a few changes to the next, I like the idea of getting more fan in the back.

-- Jay,

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