Nov 5th, 2015
I’ve long liked the idea of making things out of wood. And I’ve long liked Adirondack chairs. I finally got to combine both of these interests by making my own chair!
Technically, this isn’t a genuine Adirondack chair, because it has a slightly different construction that (aside from the curve at the top of the back) is made with all straight cuts. I used plans from Ana White’s book, The Handbuilt Home, which is mostly well written except for the major measurement error for this piece that I didn’t discover until I had already cut, sanded, and painted everything and was all set to start putting it all together. (Grrrr. Yes, this was somewhat annoying.) Fortunately, I managed to find the correct measurement (not on White’s website or on her publisher’s page, though—only in comments by other frustrated woodworkers) and, after buying/cutting/sanding/painting another piece of wood, was able to assemble the chair.
I love the color (which Sylvia helped choose). And I love the mostly-upright-but-slightly angled position, which is comfortable but not so reclined that using a laptop is difficult while sitting in this chair.
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