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Here is my first attempt at an Adirondack style rustic loveseat. In my oppinion it's alot harder than working with straight, square lumber. My family has a camp in the Adirondack's (NY), and one day I found a nice freshly fallen white birch. So I cut it up into roughly 8' segments and let it dry for a year. The whole thing took me about 3 weekends. The joinery is mortise and tenon. The tenons are made with an attachment that goes on a drill. The seat and back are pine with a few coats of poly for a finish. It's actually pretty comfortable.

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Nice work Jeremy, I am a big fan of rustic work .
There is a few books by Daniel Mack, He does all kinds of rustic furniture. It,s great for getting ideas.
 

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Thanks John. I do have one of his books, It's really great.
 

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This is a nice piece Jeremy. I agree that working with lumber in its natural state is a lot harder than handling milled stock. I know that I wouldn't even have a clue how to begin on something like this. It takes a lot of imagination to visualize the end product when faced with stock consisting of little more than branches and sticks.

Thanks for sharing.
 

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Very nice job. Keep up the great work :)
 

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Really nice. I can appreciate that it would be difficult to work with raw lumber like that.
 

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Great looking piece, I wish we had some birch like that in Texas :)
 

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I really like you chair. There is something about that rustic furniture that just appeals to me. Your chair doesn't look like a typical Adirondack chair but based on it's current location it is a true Adirondack Chair :)) It does look very comfortable and I bet it was tricky joinery.
 

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Nice Bench
Can I ask what did you use on the birch to keep the bark from flaking off.
 

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oh my!! look at how the seat follows the line of the frame.. WOW..
 

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Love this seat! Ofcourse, I love everything Adirondack… Fantastic work. I own a few Daniel Mack books myself but I haven't got the nerve to try something like that! Great job.
 

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In passing searches, I had once come across a great jig/tool for a mortise and tendon on rustic wood. It was basically a giant "pencil sharpener" with a v-groove clamp drill guide. Very cool chair!
 
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