adirondack chairs

Jerbear — 9 posts and 5 followers in

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What woods do you like best for the chairs? They look like you have a pattern or jig for building them, do you? If so how about a pic.

-- CHRIS, Charlottetown PEI Canada. Anytime you can repurpose, reuse, or recycle, everyone wins!

I use to burn wood like that in the 70s it was a fad then still looks good

-- jim

I use pine and haven’t had any problems with them as long as they are stained with an outside sealant like deck stain. After I built my first one I took it apart and tweaked it to make it more comfortable and then made a hardboard temple of each piece and jigs to line thing up when I put them together. It saves a lot of time. I originally used a plans I Found online and adjusted them to fit my needs.

-- Jerbear

I had never seen the burned wood before until My brother-in-law showed me a bar he had made probably in the 70s area. I just fell in love with the look of the contrasts you are able to get without having to use different woods and the way it really brings out the grains.

-- Jerbear

I could use a couple of these around the pool. Willing to share the plans/design?

I don’t have the paper plans anymore just the hardboard templates. I did originally find the design online but don’t remember the exact website. If you Google Adirondack chair plans I’m sure you would be able to find some. I also believe wood magazine has some nice plans for Adirondack chairs.

-- Jerbear

Very nice I build chairs in conn. For sale not to be nosy how much do you charge for them I get 175$ and make them out of pt lumber with solid color stain

-- Mark DellaCamera

Looks like a good sturdy chair.

-- woodworking classes, custom furniture maker

I’ve built a couple hundred of these chairs over the past few years. I enjoy more complicated projects but the chairs are a nice way to support the hobby.

-- Jerbear