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Adirondack chairs

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by jackhart, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. Jan 25, 2012 at 5:57 PM
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    jackhart

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    So me and my brother in laws started doing some weekend woodworking, making Adirondack chairs out of old barn wood. Finding the barn wood is probably the most challenging aspect of the whole process, but we've been lucky so far. This is one of our designs. What do you think?

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    We have also used white oak, cypress, and spanish cedar. My first chair I made out of treated lumber, and those can be painted. They take about 5-6 hours per chair.

    We even have a design for kid's chairs as well.
     
  2. Jan 25, 2012 at 6:01 PM
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    Hairy Taco

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    Love it! just don't paint it, it looks really cool
     
  3. Jan 25, 2012 at 6:01 PM
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    I love adirondack chairs! Nice work :thumbsup:
     
  4. Jan 25, 2012 at 6:02 PM
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    If i lived nearby I come an throw it in the back of my Taco:D
     
  5. Jan 25, 2012 at 6:03 PM
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    Fun project for sure.
     
  6. Jan 25, 2012 at 6:24 PM
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    the barn wood ones, we don't paint. that's just the color of the old barn. you get what you get and no two chairs are ever the same.

    some people want painted chairs, we make those out of treated lumber. then they choose their color and that's that.
     
  7. Jan 25, 2012 at 6:25 PM
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    Nice, not a fan of the pointy back though.
     
  8. Jan 25, 2012 at 6:26 PM
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    that's just one design. we make the rounded one too :D
     
  9. Jan 25, 2012 at 7:00 PM
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    Nice. Look comfy. My wife is from Essex county in the Adirondack so have sat in a few!
     
  10. Jan 25, 2012 at 7:07 PM
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    Great idea using the wood from the old barns. Nice chairs. :thumbsup:

    I've spent a lot of time on Seneca and Cayuga Lakes.
     
  11. Jan 25, 2012 at 7:08 PM
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    looks like an awesome chair to sit it...unwind after work...and have a beer or 3.
     
  12. Jan 25, 2012 at 7:08 PM
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    Beautiful, yeah like the other guy said don't paint it! It has that rustic look
     
  13. Jan 26, 2012 at 5:15 AM
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    x2. I dont think it matches the rest of the chair that way. But either way... Very cool and props to you for being creative and productive :)
     
  14. Jan 26, 2012 at 6:40 AM
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    Nice I make the Fla cracker ones not as low on the seats cuz Its hard to get the old ass out of after sitting for a while:cool: Jim
     
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    Beautiful chair. I love a nice adirondack on a hot sunny beach god only knows how much time I've wasted in one lol. I love the beat up rustic wood.
     
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    looks like the seat could use some redesign...try to get a curve in the seat area..it allows you to sit back in the chair more and will be more comfortable...

    love the idea of using the old barn pieces though!

    it would be great if you could find a rustic looking varnish finish to put on the exposed cuts on the seat slats to protect it but keep the rustic look to it...

    see how this design has the curve in the seat...

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    my $.02


    and i also have spent time in the ADKs...went to school 5yrs about 40m north of lake placid and family has a cabin near great sacandaga lake
     
  18. Jan 26, 2012 at 8:13 AM
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    Very nice, are you selling them, if so how much?? Sounds like a good idea for a road trip...
     
  19. Jan 27, 2012 at 5:53 AM
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    I got my plans from John D. Wagner's book "Building Adirondack Furniture" - gives you measurements, how to's, etc. I've modified mine some from the book after trial and error.

    that is one gorgeous chair...wouldn't have to modify mine too much to make that work. thanks for the suggestion, i'm going to use it! :D

    PM me and i'll give you pricing on our chairs. thanks for your interest!
     
  20. Jan 27, 2012 at 10:23 AM
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    2X... Would love to make a few myself, got the barn wood in CT already
     
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