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marcros

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I want to make a couple of these in a couple of months Wine Barrel Adirondack Chair or https://hungarianworkshop.com/wine-barrel-adirondack-chairs/

does anybody have any plans that they can confirm are comfortable? The angles seem pretty critical and I think that the instructables plans seem to be lacking a few measurements.

I am not against buying some plans and adapting them to the barrel staves, but would prefer some that can be confirmed as good!

Also, if not using a barrel, does anybody know roughly how much wood is in a chair?
 

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fine woodworking had an in depth article and plans for an adirondack a few years ago. normal not wine barrel though.
 

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Do you use Sketchup?, i found some designs on the Sketchup Warehouse. Then redesigned my own version of a twin, they call it a love seat. Happy to send you the 3 sketchup files i have if you want them. Single-seat and twins
 

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Do you use Sketchup?, i found some designs on the Sketchup Warehouse. Then redesigned my own version of a twin, they call it a love seat. Happy to send you the 3 sketchup files i have if you want them. Single-seat and twins
no, but thanks all the same. I do have the FWW archive though so I will start with that.
 

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I have PDFs of the Good Woodworking Adirondack chair by Steve Maskery when he was young & handsome & another by Norm Abram if you want them & Steve has no objection.
 

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April Wilkerson; she has two versions on her channel and also has plans & templates

 

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I like those. I have spent the weekend fencing, but I may aim to do a chair next bank hol.

how long did it take you?
 

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probably about 20 hours at a guess. including making patterns for the arms and legs. it's basically a copy of the fww chair. probably (bit over)half that for the next one. I wasted some time spokeshaving and carving the arms. and rounding the seat slats. I also put it together with 60mm small head deck screws(timbadeck)
the patterns I enlarged using digital calipers in metric and times it by 4
 

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the only awkward bit is spacing the fan back to to fill the available space. I cut a thin lath and marked the length of the bottom cradle and the length of the top cradle the I had to make spacers narrow at the bottom and wider at the top. took a few goes to get just right.
 

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do you happen to know the FWW edition it was in?
 

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I can check which one originally but this one dropped through the door last week in a special garden projects issue.
 

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I can send you the patterns if you like or at least copies of mine.only cost a few quid postage
 

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it's interesting that a seemingly simple set design has so so many variations even of basic structure.
that chair is remarkably crisp and well finished by the way.
 

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what I will say is I showed the guys that work around me the chair and they were billing and cooing. usually I'll make something much trickier ( after all its only screwed together) and they don't give it a second look or even acknowledge its OK.
that's the old grey whistle test of woodworking design!
 

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