I have rebuilt three of the chairs below. After
about ten years they were pretty rotted. Mainly because I had used
cheap wood and hardware that rusted. I decided to rebuild three of the
chairs in PVC wood and use all stainless steel hardware. These chairs
should last for a century. Today is 17-Sep-09.
New chair one - View 1 View 2
New chair two - View 1 View 2
New chair three - View 1 View 2
Group shots - View 1 View 2 View 3
I decided the chairs were a bit flimsy because the
PVC is quite flexible. I tweaked chairs one and three by adding some
braces under the arms. I think chair three looks better. Today is
Newnew group shots - View 1
These are the old chairs -
- From a plan given to me by a friend.
Second - Stolen from Sunset magazine
Third - I had made this from a picture then later turned it into a bench
Fourth - This was from a picture in a catalog
Fifth - A blend of several chairs
Fifth - detail 1
Fifth - detail 2
Fifth - detail 3
Footstool - The footstool has 4 heights and can be used as stool or table.
All of these Adirondak chairs are different styles.
I designed chair
#5 by taking the best features from all the others. It also seems to be
the most comfortable and quite light.
I liked the wide arms on number one, I liked the
triangular forms in number two, I liked the floating arms and the front
treatment on number four.
Building #5 is a bit tricky because of the floating
arms. You have to support the arms as you put the back on.
A tricky problem is the angled back causes the back
support to be angled. I think I solved the problem best in #5.