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Online Mike Goetzke

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Adirondack Chairs and Deck Cooler
« on: September 23, 2019, 10:26 AM »
Built some chairs for the front porch/deck that I recently built at my wife's request. For this project a track saw really excelled. I used the track saw to cut all the lumber to size. Plus all the back pieces are tapered and the track saw made quick work of this. I had to band saw several pieces and use the TS for the seat slats. Once I routered many roundovers I discovered I needed to sand through the surface a bit. I used cedartone treated lumber and the raw surface is a bit darker than the core. Found a job for my new RAS 115.

My daughter and granddaughter are trying them out (now my wife requested I make a scaled down chair for her):




Ha, then in my spare time I made this quick deck cooler. My wife wanted a rustic look to match a couple planters I recently made:


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Offline Rob Z

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Re: Adirondack Chairs and Deck Cooler
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2019, 10:54 AM »
Hey Mike

Nice work!  The only problem with those chairs is that it looks like I wouldn't want to get back up once in it !  [thumbs up] Where is the napping imogi ?

What did  you use to line the cooler cabinet?

Online Mike Goetzke

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Re: Adirondack Chairs and Deck Cooler
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2019, 11:35 AM »
Hey Mike

Nice work!  The only problem with those chairs is that it looks like I wouldn't want to get back up once in it !  [thumbs up] Where is the napping imogi ?

What did  you use to line the cooler cabinet?

@Rob Z

Ha - they are very comfortable. I actually made a chair and loveset from these plans several years ago but I used cedar. After a few years the fasteners didn't hold up well. Hopefully this wood will do better.

The deck cooler has a cooler inside:



You missed my favorite part - the magnetic cap catcher:


Offline Rob Z

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Re: Adirondack Chairs and Deck Cooler
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2019, 01:08 PM »
Quality beer accessory !  [big grin]


Online Bob D.

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Re: Adirondack Chairs and Deck Cooler
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2019, 04:14 PM »
that must be a powerful magnet to grab that bottle cap and pull it sideways 5 inches  [eek]
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Online Mike Goetzke

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Re: Adirondack Chairs and Deck Cooler
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2019, 04:24 PM »
that must be a powerful magnet to grab that bottle cap and pull it sideways 5 inches  [eek]

I think it's in the cap - it's from a Zombie Dust (3 Floyds Brewing).

Online Mike Goetzke

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Re: Adirondack Chairs and Deck Cooler
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2019, 01:38 PM »
I knew it! Had to scale one down for my granddaughter:


Online FestitaMakool

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Re: Adirondack Chairs and Deck Cooler
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2019, 06:52 PM »
Hi,
Nicely done!
Adirondack chairs are maybe the most comfortable chairs used without any cushions for outside use. By the look of yours, it seems that you did a very thorough job!
These chairs are on my to-do list as well. I liked the detail where the back support board are tilted. Because water will easily be trapped here, causing rot when using something lesser than hardwood or teak. At least in our climate, far from yours [blink]

Your granddaughter will probably forever remember you building her a chair, just like the adult ones  [smile]