Adirondack Pallet Chairs - $30 For Two

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Project by JR_Dog posted 07-12-2012 05:09 PM 7975 views 8 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So most of these were made from Pallet wood; with the exception of some of the supporting structure that I needed 2×6’s for. But seeing the cost of even just one chair online scared me so I purchased a few 2×6’s and some screws and off I went to build them much cheaper.

They’re still unfinished; I’m up for suggestions on what to use. I’ll try to remember to upload a few more pics once I’m done.

Thanks for checking it out.

*Next is an Adirondack table and possibly some foot rests for each chair; depends on if my better half puts the order in.


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#1 posted 07-12-2012 05:44 PM

Beautiful wood. Maybe stick to a clear finish.

-- Bryan

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#2 posted 07-12-2012 08:01 PM

Yep, clear finish. Almost looks like cedar.

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#3 posted 07-12-2012 08:03 PM

Clear finish with be an absolute just trying to figure the best mixture. Some of it ceder… I could tell from the smell when I was cutting and routing the edges. But unfortunately not all of it is. Oh well I can’t expect too much when I only spent a few bucks to build two chairs… I’ll try to rely on a good finish to protect them.

Thanks guys,

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#4 posted 07-12-2012 08:07 PM

There is a stain/sealer that has cedar color….that would even out the color difference a little. The Double Pallirondack Settee (finished image) is pallet wood finished off with that very sealer.

-- David, Spring Hill, FL -- making projects from recycled pallets

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#5 posted 07-12-2012 08:10 PM

Thanks David I’ll look into that

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#6 posted 07-12-2012 09:31 PM

As nice as these chairs are, I woodn’t call them Adirondack chairs, that wood be a misrepresentation.

These are “Green Mountain” Chairs!!! A fine pair of “Green Moutain” chairs, I must say!!! Nicely done.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#7 posted 07-12-2012 09:54 PM

Those are beautiful! And to think they are from a few pallets. Great job, thanks for sharing.

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#8 posted 07-12-2012 10:34 PM

I love it….a great use of wood that would have been thrown away…thanks for sharing with us

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#9 posted 07-13-2012 12:42 AM

Ohh hell yea. From pallet wood JR, i love it. Id 2nd cedar stain. Ive duped plenty of people with that move.

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

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#10 posted 07-13-2012 01:21 AM

Thanks everyone for the feedback.

I’m heading to the hardware store tomorrow morning to see if they have the cedar stain.

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#11 posted 07-13-2012 01:28 AM

Wonderful job, love recycled wood projects

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

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#12 posted 07-13-2012 08:16 AM

Nice work. I think filling the screw holes with plugs would really set this off even more. They look nice and comfey

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

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#13 posted 07-13-2012 11:50 AM

Man, where the heck do you find discarded cedar pallets? Can I come over?

-- _Never argue with an idiot. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience_

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#14 posted 07-13-2012 11:53 AM

Using pallet wood is like opening a box of chocolates and taking a bite of one….you never know what you’re gonna get. And with pallets you always get wood with character and it’s recyling a good product that would otherwise go to waste.

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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#15 posted 07-13-2012 01:00 PM

Very nice!

-- Chris in Maine -

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