Redwood Adirondak Chair 2

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Project by AKDave posted 04-11-2014 07:39 AM 1534 views 5 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

An Adirondak chair made with California reclaimed redwood (slats and arms) and western red cedar (legs). Oiled with Watco natural Danish oil and finished with oil based outdoor spar varnish. This one is my favorite.

-- AKDave Chugiak, Alaska, [email protected]

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#1 posted 04-11-2014 01:03 PM

Beautiful chairi!! I love it!!......JIM

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 04-11-2014 10:57 PM

Great looking chair.

-- Gary, Florida

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#3 posted 04-12-2014 02:52 AM

Just wondering if the area in the front (foot/leg rest?) is an integral part or separate? Also, there are very distinct color differences. Is this due to two different types of wood?

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#4 posted 04-12-2014 03:10 AM

Beautiful, great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#5 posted 04-12-2014 03:31 AM

The leg rest is a separate unit from the chair. Makes it easy to handle for moving and winter storage. There are two different woods in the chair. The back slats, seat slat and leg rest slats and the arms are all Redwood. The supporting structure, legs verticals etc. are Western red cedar. A couple of the pieces are quite light, but they are still cedar. I was fortunate to have the pieces of redwood for the back slats that enabled me to arrange them for some symmetry. I wanted to keep moisture from getting into the screw holes so I plugged them using Wenge, not for its moisture resistance, (whatever that may be, I have no idea) but for the contrasting color. The plans are at Here’s the link.

Thanks for looking and for the comments. I am new here and this is really supportive.

-- AKDave Chugiak, Alaska, [email protected]

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