Adirondack chairs

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Project by Alex posted 09-12-2013 06:32 AM 1436 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these Adirondack chairs for my girlfriend’s father, a couple weeks ago. I figured if I stress him out, this could help him relax a bit.

I found the plans on popular mechanics, but I modified a few things. They are made of western red cedar and were delivered unfinished The arms went from 5/4×6 to 2×8 for holding cups, books or whatnot. The legs where bumped up to 2×6’s and carriage bolts where added in a few locations instead of the usual screws. They took longer to make then I anticipated, but, I will definitively make another set for myself sometime.

They are very comfortable.

-- - Alex. Ontario, Canada

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#1 posted 09-12-2013 09:53 AM

Adirondack chairs are deceptive. They look so simple to make but they have a crap load of parts and more wood required than you would think at first glance. Good call on bumping the legs to 2×6s and I really like the arm modifications. Nice job.

-- If I had more money, I'd have more tools

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#2 posted 09-12-2013 10:09 AM

Great work on these. I really like the mods you made on this as well. Great work and they look comy!

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

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#3 posted 09-12-2013 04:49 PM

Really nice Adirondack chairs. I like the wide arms.

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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#4 posted 09-12-2013 05:25 PM

Thanks guys.

Yeah they were very deceptive in the amount of labor that went into them. The cost i thought was very reasonable compared to the fact that plastic ones are 300$ around here. My cost came to almost a quarter of what it would cost for both of them.

Now I just need to make him the table that goes with these chairs.

-- - Alex. Ontario, Canada

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#5 posted 09-17-2013 02:25 PM

They sure look comfy and sturdy. Great design and build. I’m sure your girlfriends’s father will like it.

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