Adirondack Chairs and Table

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Project by CedarFreakCarl posted 07-09-2008 04:17 AM 3657 views 10 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s the rest of the chairs modeled after the prototype I built earlier in the year along with a table. The table isn’t really an adirondack, but I think it goes nicely with the chairs. all the joints are mortise and tenon and the finish is Cabot’s Timber Oil in natural. I really like the finish except for the fact that it has to be re-applied every year or two.

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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#1 posted 07-09-2008 04:47 AM

Very Nice!!


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#2 posted 07-09-2008 05:03 AM

Looks great, adirondack style tables and foot stools always look a little weird anyway.

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#3 posted 07-09-2008 05:30 AM

Great looking furniture. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#4 posted 07-09-2008 06:01 AM

Wow Carl. Love it. I’m currently building two similar chairs from cedar. It was a Veritas plan I borrowed, but I like the angles on yours. Always good to see another Carolina poster on the site. I’m about 15 miles from you in Lexington.

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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#5 posted 07-09-2008 06:16 AM

Wow, I really like those… They look great!

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#6 posted 07-09-2008 07:07 AM

very nice…I am building a second one as well…I really like the design that you used on the chairs…very nice…is this one you came up with or did you follow a plan—-either way it is very unique…

the table is outstanding…and it looks great with the chiars…

I am working on my 2nd chair now…trying to really improve on chair number one from last summer…hopefully will be done this week…

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#7 posted 07-09-2008 10:34 AM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#8 posted 07-09-2008 06:42 PM

Very nice set, under the shade, next to a cool wet spot, Very nice indeed

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#9 posted 07-09-2008 09:20 PM

Thanks for your great comments. These were a lot of fun to make.

Napaman, I used a picture from Fine Woodworking July/August 2007 to model it after. You can click on the prototype link above for more particulars. If I did these again, I think I’d make the front of the chair a little higher so as to make it a little more like a true adirondack and slope more to the rear so as to cradle the old butt a little more. These didn’t turn out as comfortable as I would have liked, but they’re ok. Somewhere on Lumberjocks, someone did just that, but alas I can’t seem to find it.

Jeff, I guess sooner or later you and I will have to get together and trade some lies. I didn’t realize you were that close.

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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#10 posted 07-10-2008 04:10 PM

Carl, I like that whole look you built there. It looks peaceful. A sanctuary of a well built and beautiful ensemble.

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#11 posted 07-14-2008 10:58 PM

Really outstanding. You’ve built what is now my favorite Adirondack chair. It’s really beautiful. Very elegant lines, with modern sytling, but it captures a classic touch. Exceptional work!

-- Mark, Atlanta,

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#12 posted 07-14-2008 11:18 PM

It makes for a nice looking set of deck furniture, I really like the design of the table.

-- Taigert - Milan, IN

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#13 posted 07-30-2008 11:30 PM

Great looking furniture.Great job!

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#14 posted 12-22-2008 06:16 PM

Good job Carl. I especially like the table! Thanks for sharing!

-- Fred, Georgia

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#15 posted 07-21-2012 08:42 PM

I’ve looked at lots and lots of versions of this chair and Moretti’s design, and your adaptation of his design, are by far my favorites. Do you have any plans you could share?

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