We had a very busy Saturday here at Willow Run Court. We ran out in the morning to Dodd’s Acres Farm and picked 10lbs of strawberries (in about 20 minutes) and then came back home to get started on our day long project – adirondack chairs!
We went out on Friday and picked up all of our materials, including lots of wood, screws, and Robert’s favorites – a router and jigsaw 🙂 He’s been wanting those for a while so we went ahead and grabbed them to get this job done, knowing we’ll use them for later projects.
Here are the plans we used: http://www.lowes.com/cd_Shop+Class+-+Adirondack+Chair+Introduction_749033437_ which includes the materials list
Lots of wood – we used the circular saw to cut our 12′ and 8′ pieces down to a reasonable, workable size
Midway through the cutting process
All the wood is cut! Now on to routering the seat slats
Robert screwed in some extra 1″x4″s to the workbench to give the router something to sit on while it did it’s thing…
Arms! Nicely rounded and smooth thanks to the new jigsaw
Sanding some of the stuff left behind by the jigsaw
Sanding the arms
Using the jigsaw to cut the arms (there were 4 arms)
Me sanding the arms down
Cutting the angled legs out with the jigsaw
Done with 2 of the angled legs!
Other set of legs
Yours truly using the jigsaw
Finally! All the cuts and wood work is done, just have to piece them together!
Relaxing in the chair