Adirondack Chair

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Project by Bard posted 03-01-2012 02:33 PM 1748 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a fun project to build, and helped to continue develop my budding woodworking skills. I followed a plan that I bought from Now I have a nice place to sit in the backyard and watch the kids play.

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#1 posted 03-01-2012 04:12 PM

What did you use for the lumber selection? Looks like Cedar, 3/4”? I don’t know where you are at, but atleast here in Michigan, you can get the 5/4 cedar pre-planed for practically the same price as the 3/4 cedar. The results are amazingly different with the 5/4, stronger, solid, and not much more weight. If you plan to make a bunch, make a set of 1/4” hardboard templates. Check out , I’ve been producing them for about 2 1/2 years now and they are a great way to put your hobby to work for you.

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#2 posted 03-01-2012 04:32 PM

I like that chair, looks like it would be just the thing for a nice day outside.Great work

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#3 posted 03-01-2012 05:05 PM

This is Norm Abram’s Pattern for sure!

This looks great – nice finish as well.


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#4 posted 03-02-2012 03:09 AM

Oh yes. That’s a New Yankee Workshop plan. Looks good.

-- Eric

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#5 posted 03-02-2012 02:06 PM

Yep, it was 3/4” cedar. It was pre-planed on one side, and the other side was rough. I’m here just north of Dallas, TX and that’s all my two big-box home stores sell. I guess I need to find a good lumber yard where I can get some 5/4” stock. Thanks for the advice. That’s my one concern is that the 3/4” legs aren’t stable enough.

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