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A while back i tried to get plans for the Norm Abrams adirondack love seat. I couldnt get any, short of waiting 3 months while they went snail mail half way round the world so I went ahead and made it anyway. I dont need no stinkin plans!



Here it is with the single chair which I made first (I did have the plan for this one).


My first garden furniture project and I'm pleased with it.

The missus painted them blue, so thats where the discussion ends. (lol)
 

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They look good Bob - I was going to ask you why you painted them blue, then I read the rest of the post. Guess you didn't have a choice and I hope you told the missus that blue is a great color :)
 

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Wow, those are perfect for Cypress. White walls, blue chairs. I particularly like the little triangular piece you put in, which really finishes off your design. For a guy stuck on an island, you've made some very nice stuff.
 

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Vince, I would have chosen clear varnish, but I know my place.

Tom is right in that Greece (and therefore Cyprus) paints all windows and doors blue. And boats and lamp posts and flags and, and, and....
So in that way they do blend in.

Andy, the one thing that a plan might have saved me was the box frame. After completion I realised that i didnt need 6" planks and 4" would have done just as well. But we are neither of us in the feather weight category so better safe than sorry. It was interesting in that I had to do proper joinery for once.
 

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Looks nice and you're right, you didn't need someone elses plan. Also true about being able use 4" instead of 6" but then looks play a part too and the design is well balanced so I don't know that I would do it differently.
 

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Looks great, and you did good without plans. I don't work from plans very often either, just need a picture, I can build it.

That way if you make a miss cut too short,you can adjust the rest to fit.
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Stuff the plans, it looks great.
 

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I built one of these Adirondac or Muskoka chair a few years ago and I was going to build another with Cedar. After the build I sat in it and found it so uncomfortable and hard to get nack up, that I never finished it. It is still in my shop and only needs the plugs to cover thescrews on the seat boards. I plan on finishing it this summer in my new shop and then selling it or giving it as a gift. Now I want to make a patio dining set with 6 COMFORTABLE chairs and a nice table.
 

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It depends on your shape.
I found they were much more comfortable than they looked, but you have to get right back into them. No comfort at all sitting on the edge.

Agreed that for old folk (like me) they might need a couple tries to get out of though.
Small coffee table is next up.
 

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It depends on your shape.
I found they were much more comfortable than they looked, but you have to get right back into them. No comfort at all sitting on the edge.

Agreed that for old folk (like me) they might need a couple tries to get out of though.
Cushions. :smile:
 
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