A Perfect Match

by Josh on December 3, 2009 · 6 comments

in furniture,Projects

Just in time for snow flurries, the adirondack chair in my front yard has finally been united with its match.

Adirondack chairs 3I kept the design the same from the prototype, though I needed to trace some parts directly from the first chair in order to match them. The only other change that I made was to stain some of the pieces before assembling them.  This produced a better final result, but by having separate staining and drying stages for the frame, back and seat, the process also took much longer.

Adirondack Chairs

So, this is an image I’ll keep in my mind this winter as I wait for days warm enough for Ms. Bungalow and I to relax with a cool beverage.

Having the chair completed means that now I have room in my garage to work on other projects.  Up next will be paint stripping, repairing and refinishing the doors and windows for my bedroom remodeling project.

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Sean @ Bungalow A GoGo December 4, 2009 at 4:09 pm

Nice job – they look happy together! I need to start clearing some of the projects out of my garage as well. Keep up the good work.

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casacullen January 12, 2010 at 9:45 pm

you made these? oh my gosh…you should SO either a – sell them or b – post the template for all of us!! 🙂 congrats…they are FABULOUS!!!

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Josh January 13, 2010 at 9:45 am

Thanks for the nice words about the chairs.

@casacullen- the plans I used are available online from Rockler. These are fantastic plans that include cardboard tracing templates for both adult-size and child-size versions of a classic adirondack chair. I modified the design with a custom back and arm supports, and I altered the seat a bit, too. I found this to be a fun and easy introduction to woodworking project.

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Matt McKinney March 13, 2010 at 9:16 pm

Beautiful chairs, Josh. And the website’s not bad, either. Sort of hard to believe we’ve been neighbors for six years struggling through some of the same projects without talking more often. I’m perusing your website before my next project. Thanks!

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Josh March 13, 2010 at 9:26 pm

Thanks, Matt. I’m all for sharing information and ideas, so expect me to ask for your tips, too!

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