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Finished 1 of my chairs!


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I had a little trouble with the square plugs breaking when inserting and I believe they took me the longest to make. These chairs started at 8/4 cypress with purple heart plugs. I finished with a seal coat of shellac and covered with 2 coats of (50%) thinned epifanes clear.

Thanks for the build Marc - it was very rewarding!

See more of the progress and my cramped garage shop here:

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Congrats Rob! The project chair looks terrific!

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Rob, I recently joined the Guild, and picked the adirondac chair as my 'archive' project. I had figured to depart from the G&G style a bit, since I want to use cypress. Your chair looks so good in cypress, I may just change my mind!

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Nice job.  I like the grain orientation on the seat back.  Very balanced and harmonious. 

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Great job, that's one excellent piece of work!

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Hope he's still a member as the op was in 2011. If, great job. I like the arm detail!

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Hope he's still a member as the op was in 2011. If, great job. I like the arm detail!

 

Probably not as he hasn't been on since March of 2012

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Took the chair and ran! His loss!

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