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Old 03-04-2014, 12:49 AM   #1
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Hi all,

Took me a while, but finally got my Adirondacks finished. I got the basic design from a woodworking magazine, but drew out the plans myself. Normally my working MO is too hectic and disorganized to actually do step by step photos, but I almost got there this time!

1) Raw materials
2) Parts cut
3) Unpainted chair (i.e. the G&T test - passed)
4) The boring part (i.e. painting)
5) The finished product
6) The avian appreciation society (they were outside for literally 10 minutes before they got 'bombed')

Now we just need some good weather in Seattle to enjoy them...
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Good grief those are nice.

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Look nice.
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Nice. Id like to make these but im afraid i dont have all the necessary tools. Any way you could upload your plans and a list of tools needed/used
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these are really nice tools - but i like the one without paint even better. but i understand it wouldn´t last outside then.
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I wanted to make them out of a wood that would stand up to the elements without paint, but those kind of woods get a bit expensive so I just made them from poplar and painted them. I think the wife prefers the painted look over the raw wood anyway.

The chairs could probably be made with a coping saw and some sandpaper, but I used my jigsaw, table saw and router as my patience and spare time are lacking. I also used one of those drill/countersink combos for all the screw holes, which (along with my laser level) is one of my favorite tools.

Maybe I will try and find some time to make up an intelligible set of plans.

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I wanted to make them out of a wood that would stand up to the elements without paint, but those kind of woods get a bit expensive so I just made them from poplar and painted them. I think the wife prefers the painted look over the raw wood anyway.

The chairs could probably be made with a coping saw and some sandpaper, but I used my jigsaw, table saw and router as my patience and spare time are lacking. I also used one of those drill/countersink combos for all the screw holes, which (along with my laser level) is one of my favorite tools.

Maybe I will try and find some time to make up an intelligible set of plans.
Hey, i actually have all of those tools! I was expecting something like a bandsaw, or other large tool.
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Old 03-04-2014, 11:12 AM   #8
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Nice job! Thanks for showing us.

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Old 03-23-2014, 12:02 PM   #9
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great job! Looks great
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Those are nice, and link to the article or step by step plans you could provide would be hugely appreciated. Wife is asking me to do the same thing!
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Nice set of chairs! From which woodworking magazine did you get your basic design? How did you make your design different?

There are a bunch of free plans out on the web but not all of them look good. I have a set of plans that I bought from Jer's via Woodworker's Warehouse but they're no longer in business. It's actually a set of templates so it's not easy to scan into a PDF but I'll try to look into it.
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Thanks for the compliments!

I have created a preliminary set of plans, but can't upload them 'cos the pdf file is too big (~1.2Mb). Anyone have an alternative idea?

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How about snapping a picture of the page? and upload that
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Thanks for the compliments!

I have created a preliminary set of plans, but can't upload them 'cos the pdf file is too big (~1.2Mb). Anyone have an alternative idea?

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Lee Valley .com also sells plans for these chairs, arbors, sheds and a few other things.

Start at page 155 for outdoor project plans...

http://www.leevalley.com/US/home/Onl...px?id=6fefb9ac

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