My (Wood Whisperer) Adirondack Chair

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Project by Hopdevil posted 11-08-2011 12:51 AM 5862 views 22 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Greetings folks,

Thanks to Marc Spagnuolo at the for the idea and video’s on how to do this incredible build. If you folks aren’t members of ‘the guild’, it is well worth your investment!

The chair makes use of some of the design elements that Greene and Greene are known for. If you are not familiar with Greene and Greene, I STRONGLY recommend you check out the Gamble House in Los Angeles, Darrell Pearts awesome book “Greene & Greene Design Elements for the Workshop”

This chair is made from Sapele with ebony plugs. I purchased the wood in 8/4 and 4/4 size from Middletown lumber in Middletown PA.

Marc and Aaron did a great job on the design and templates for this beast. It is very sturdy! The techniques demonstrated in the videos really stretched me as a fairly inexperienced woodworker. But it was a wonderful learning experience.

Thanks for looking!


-- Buzz ---- Of all the things I have ever lost, I miss my mind the most.

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#1 posted 11-08-2011 01:48 AM

Awesome chair. Great work. !

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#2 posted 11-08-2011 02:37 AM

Very nicely done!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 11-08-2011 02:44 AM

That in fact might be the classiest adirondack ive seen .. sweet job buzzerino.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#4 posted 11-08-2011 02:44 AM

Wonderful chair. That belongs inside!!

-- The view only changes for the leading dog.

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#5 posted 11-08-2011 03:49 AM

Wow! That has to be the nicest adirondack chair I have seen. (I just saw that chrisstef said the same thing – I guess it needs to be said twice ;)

Thanks for sharing.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#6 posted 11-08-2011 11:20 AM

I love G & G and theses type of chairs to boot. Great work on this you have incorparated some great details into this chair! Well done. I’m a big fan of the Woodwhisper as well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 11-08-2011 10:52 PM

Thanks for your kind words everybody – I am definitely happy the way it turned out!

toxicoval56, I appreciate it, but I think it will be an outdoor one. It has 3 coats of penetrating epoxy sealer and 4 coats of Epifanes Marine varnish, so it should last for a few months. :-)

-- Buzz ---- Of all the things I have ever lost, I miss my mind the most.

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#8 posted 11-12-2011 11:07 PM

Well done Buzz! The darker brown color of your chair really helps to give a “handsome” edge. Ya done good!

I have two of these in the yard now and both are doing quite well. ALthough I do baby them by using a cover. They are just too nice to leave in the elements without protection. :)

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#9 posted 11-15-2011 12:01 AM

awesome chair… but perhaps you can’t call it an adirondack, what with it being “bi-coastal” and all ;)

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#10 posted 11-21-2011 12:14 AM

Gorgeous work!

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#11 posted 01-04-2012 11:11 PM

gorgeous work but are these chairs comfortable?
They do not look very comfortable to me.
I ask because I need to make some chairs for our porch.

-- Bert

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#12 posted 01-05-2012 03:24 AM

Hey folks, Thanks for the great comments!

They are wooden chairs after all, but having said that, the back is contoured to help you ‘fit’ better and the seat has a nice slope that fits well. While I haven’t spent a lot of time in it yet due to the weather, I’ve had some nice times sitting in the chair reading with a cold one on the arm.

SWMBO wants me to make more, so that should tell you something!


-- Buzz ---- Of all the things I have ever lost, I miss my mind the most.

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#13 posted 01-05-2012 12:28 PM

Thank you Buzz.
I might make a couple of them.
They sure look fantastic.

-- Bert

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#14 posted 09-11-2013 01:01 AM

Couldn’t understand how I’d missed this great piece until I saw it was posted 100-days before I joined. This is a wonderful chair. I really like the design and G&G elements that are incorporated.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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