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Easy-to-Build Adirondack Furniture: Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-216

Easy-to-Build Adirondack Furniture: Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-216

by Mary Twitchell

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Overview

Building Adirondack furniture is a time-honored craft. Sturdy and rustic, this furniture can be a beautiful addition to any indoor decor, although it's most often used to set the scene outdoors. There, the furniture is subjected to a lifetime of abuse. Yearly it moves from somewhere hidden away (probably dark and musty winter storage) to front-and-center on the summer stage. Now, hour after hour it is beaten on by intense UV light, drenched in driving rains, then fried again in the summer sun.

Through it all, the furniture patiently endures--ever handsome, ever inviting, ever lasting. To survive summertime abuse and the semiannual ritual of being dragged into and out of storage, outdoor furniture must be sturdy, rugged, and well built--all qualities that epitomize Adirondack pieces.

This bulletin contains instructions for building an Adirondack chair, matching footstool, companion side table, and Westport chair (an ancestor of the modern-day slatted Adirondack chair). Each project will take the moderately skilled carpenter less than a day to fabricate; for the beginner, maybe a weekend.
Learn how to choose the right lumber and hardware, complete with instructions for table, footstool, and the Westport chair.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580172646
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 01/10/2000
Series: Country Wisdom Bulletin Series
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 530,807
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.13(d)

About the Author

Mary Twitchell is a carpenter and a freelance writer. She lives in northern Vermont.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Choosing the Right Lumber
Fasteners
Sanding
Finishing Tips
The Adirondack Chair
Making a Contoured Seat and Chair Back
The Footstool
The Table
The Westport Chair

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