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Adirondack renditions

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Adirondack renditionsHaving read a number of postings about the sometimes short life of outdoor furniture I thought I'd try my hand at “lifetime” Adirondack chairs. I need to keep better documentation of the designs I use because I don't remember the name of this versions author. Moving on, the joinery is a little complex with biscuits, mortise and tenon along with sliding dovetails. Add in glue and screws and you can see why the lifetime tag is not too much of a stretch. It even has biscuits between the back slats near the top to keep them fair with each other. The first iteration was done in pine because I've learned to make the mistakes with cheaper material 1st (usually). A little stain, a little teak oil, then wax and out the door it went. Given to the first neighbor who asked; “Who is that made for”? Keeping with the longevity ideal the production versions were constructed of 4/4 Honduran Mahogany with hand rubbed oil finishes waxed to a nice shine. I coated the bottom of all legs with penetrating epoxy to prevent “wicking” up the end grain. Throw in one of my folding tables done in the same material and you are ready to enjoy the beveridge of your choice on the porch or out in the grass.As for the loveseat, well here we go again. This is the pine version. Got to save up for the mahogany.



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Lighthouse replacement

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Lighthouse replacement A friend' parents had a lighthouse at his lakefront property. It was falling apart. He asked if I could fix it. It was too far gone. Asked if I could make another. Builders choice on design. So this is what I came up with.



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