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My first chair :)
« on: June 11, 2013, 10:59:03 AM »

I've always wanted to make things out of wood and a recent thread on another forum got me into the spirit :)

I had some blue stained pine that had plenty of damage that I decided to make use of :)  My wife loves it!
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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2013, 11:02:07 AM »
Nice job!  It turned out nice and it is hard to beat the 'Ol traditional Adirondack chair design for plain comfort.
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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2013, 11:12:16 AM »
Looks good. I need to build something too. In my spare time.  ::)  Probably in the winter,about 3 years from now.  ;D
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« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2013, 11:25:47 AM »
That's really nice Jarhead. But you know and the WIFE knows, just 1 chair ain't gonna get it.  :D

Very nice job Sir.  smiley_thumbsup
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« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2013, 11:55:19 AM »
Very nice work and the blue stained pine adds a lot of character to it.
note: your porch is decked the same way mine is (don't drop your keys) and don't ask me how I know! ;D
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« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2013, 12:35:07 PM »
Thanks all :)

I plan to make several others as well as ottomans and tables :)
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« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2013, 01:24:19 PM »
The local Amish make them... out of plastic lumber!   ::)

I got a pile of pallets I thought about making some redneck lawn furniture out of.   ;)

Nice work!   :)

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« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2013, 06:45:19 PM »
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Looks like just the thing for me to use some of my blue stained pine.   Good looking project.        Andy
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« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2013, 08:30:43 PM »
Well done!   When you make a classic design like the Adirondack , it's nice to tweak it a bit......to make it your own just a little bit more.

I always make sure the arm's are level and I drill/route a drink locater at the end of the arm because one can't be tooo careful with a beverage!!! 8)
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« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2013, 08:36:49 PM »
Ol Jarhead,

You have started on a slippery slope of no return.   
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« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2013, 10:01:18 PM »
Ol Jarhead,

You have started on a slippery slope of no return.

 :D :D :D So true! I built 1 bench 1 time.  ;D
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« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2013, 12:25:29 AM »
Guys guys, he built the chair, no slippery slope here he done fell off the cliff!  Seriously though very nice work, I'd like to build a set for our yard, highly doubt they'd be worthy of pictures though  ;).  That chair just looks entirely too comfy for a nice evening  :).

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« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2013, 04:40:07 AM »
You did a fine job on your chair.

Mom and dad have a pair of those. No, I never made them. ;)

Some day, I'm going to tackle a chair build. :)
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« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2013, 08:23:56 AM »
Nice, and there is nothing wrong with blue lumber.  Chairs are more abundant than the time to build them.   ;D
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« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2013, 08:28:53 AM »
I built 1 bench 1 time. Was asked not to build another 1. :D My wood working skills end when the tree hits the ground.  ;D
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« Reply #15 on: June 12, 2013, 09:58:39 AM »
We need to get together sometime, we can knock the trees down and let these guys do all the creative stuff  :D

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« Reply #16 on: June 16, 2013, 04:34:43 PM »
Thanks again all and happy fathers day to all Dad's out there :)

I bought myself a nice new jigsaw (since the one I was using was a cheapo broken thing someone left here long ago) and am in the process of cutting out a new chair and some ottomans :)  Hope to have them done this week!
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« Reply #17 on: June 17, 2013, 11:14:58 AM »

I wanted to post this in the 'personal best' contest entry but for some reason can't go back and add it :(  It's a much better shot I think :)


On my first chair I guessed the amount of time it took me to make it (and the cost savings) but with this second chair I'm a little more accurate though it includeds cutting all the parts for two ottomans too.  I'm at about 9 hours now with cutting out all pieces, jigsaw work and assembly and stain etc.  Still have some work left on this one with the seat slats and upper back support as well as some touch up stain after I do some sanding to smooth the transitions between seat slates etc.  Then I can get the Ottomans done and start with the varathane :)

Just something awesome about having your own wood to do whatever you please with it :D
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« Reply #18 on: June 17, 2013, 12:28:29 PM »
I like the character of the wood!   :)

Templates, jigs and fixtures go a long way to making consistent parts and quick, accurate assembly.

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« Reply #19 on: June 17, 2013, 03:35:02 PM »
They really do look nice.  8)

I would like to restore an old "Foe-Toy" (Fr. sp. Fauteuil) if I can ever find one. I might have to make one instead. ::)
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