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This is my first-ever furniture project and I am quite pleased with the way it turned out.

#2 pine (or whatever) from 'the borg'. Titebond II (until I ran out, then Titebond III), deck screws, oil-based Killz primer (thus far). My first use of a HVLP gun ever. I bought the el-cheapo from Wagner. Not a glitzy name … I know … but glitzy costs $300-500 more than I paid for the Wagner.

It will end up with oil-based enamel when all is said and done and will probably be in either a bold primary or one of the 'colonial' hues. I'll post a replacement pic when I settle on a color. I was going to use a "Colonial Red" water-based enamel, but nailshooter on 'the wreck' has convinced me to go with an oil-based alkyd enamel.

All four feet sit level and firm … which is better than I thought it was going to do. Mid-way through the assembly process, it cocked a rear leg up about 1/4" but now, having sat in the sun for about a day, it is absolutely flat and stable.

I have a second one about 1/2 way assembled and the full-width footrests are also completed, but not in these photographs.

All in all, there was some challenge and a big sense of accomplishment when finished.

Oh, and I think my wife likes me again. ;-)

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Congratulations on a successful and rewarding project. I looks great! I'm glad to hear that your wife likes you again. ;^D
 

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It's always nice to have the one who prepares your food to like you. You can never tell what might be hiding in the mashed potatoes.

Great chair.

My Dad has a set of templates to make these chairs in the late 1950's. When he passed away I got the templates but I have not made any yet.

I probably should in memory of Dad.
 

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this looks great…how is this dissimilar from an adirondack chair?
 

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Great looking chair! Are these the same Jake's Chairs that I have seen plans for on the internet? I like the style.
 

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I love a guy who's first project is a chair. Really nice!
 

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Looks like it could use a test run some nice sunday afternoon! A nice glass ice tea…a little shade…laptop to keep up with lumberjocks…what a life!
 

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Nice work, 3 more and you have a conversation pit for your patio.
 

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I have one more cut out and partially assembled already. You must be reading my mind because that is almost exactly what I was suggesting to SWMBO this afternoon. :))))
 

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The wide arms are nice for holding the aforementioned Iced Tea or even a loaded plate. I piece of plywood across the arms would hold Dennis' laptop.
 

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As I was putting the first coat of color on the footstools (none yet on the chairs-but they ARE assembled and primed) a neighbor came over and ordered two sets.

<--------BIG SLOPPY GRIN
 

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Very nice chairs and an order to boot!!!!! Where did you get the plans??
 

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Just an update with a completed photo.

I know that this is a simple project, but I didn't know that I was up to making it. Now I know … and I'm looking forward to even more complicated projects.
 
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