Adirondak Chair

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Project by Colin_Zimmerman posted 01-10-2013 10:46 AM 2129 views 6 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After 2 seasons of serious Mountain bike injuries I have decided to start doing something different. Like woodworking. I found plans to some pretty sweet adirondak chairs and now I am learning how to build them. I bandsaw the templates and router the edges. Learned how to make half arsed mortises and secure all the braces with pocket holes.


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#1 posted 01-10-2013 12:56 PM

Nice job on the chairs. It’s the first time I see that type of assembly on adirondack chairs. Good work.

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#2 posted 01-10-2013 02:01 PM

Very nice looking chairs. I like them. What is the wood you used?

-- Jsquared, Texas

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#3 posted 01-10-2013 02:08 PM

Welcome to LJ. You really built a nice pair of Adirondack chairs. Where did you get the plans?
Thanks for posting.

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#4 posted 01-10-2013 03:01 PM

My wife got her college degree in Architecture and I decided to take an elective in Architecural History and I really enjoyed the works of Greene and Greene. So when I decided to invest in a workshop I “googled” Greene and Greene chair plans and found this → I have these in a actual size scaled version that I did in PhotoShop if anybody wants them. My wife printed full size card stock templates on her giant plotter at the firm :)

Living in Colorado since graduating gives me the opportunity to build with Beetlekill, or Blue Stain, Pine for a low cost. If that build turns out good then I have a nice piece of wood to add OIL stain to since oil really brings out the grain and color.

I made a quilt rack out of extra pieces which I will upload now, and I have made 6 of these chairs. 2 for myself, 2 for a house warming gift, and 2 commissioned. I really enjoy making sawdust :-)

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#5 posted 01-10-2013 03:58 PM

Wow awesome chairs! Great design and the build and looks pretty comfortable.


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#6 posted 01-10-2013 04:18 PM

Great job on these I love them.

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

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#7 posted 01-10-2013 04:31 PM

These turned out great.


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#8 posted 01-10-2013 04:49 PM

Those are a real nice set of chairs. They are really clean looking and look nice and comfortable.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#9 posted 01-10-2013 09:10 PM

nice work!

I really like this chair

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#10 posted 01-11-2013 01:24 AM

Those are great chairs, we too have thousands acres of of pine beetle kill lumber.
Any chance of getting the photoshop plans?
you can PM me for info
Thanks and nice job on those chairs

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#11 posted 01-11-2013 03:48 AM

You did a great job. I love that design. I like your wood choice…..

-- Brock, Illinois

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#12 posted 01-13-2013 03:33 AM

i would like to build one of these. maybe you can send me those pdf files that you have to my email?!

[email protected]

i think an adirondack rocker would be a good thing for the old lady to breast feed in after the baby is born.
thank you in advance!

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