Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Winter Project


Each winter I try to take on a project and this year the chosen project was one that will make our summer more enjoyable.  The first step was procuring the necessary materials, a few pressure treated deck board hauled home on a snowy day


Moving them into my little shop I introduced them to a few simple hand tools as the project got underway.

Tools Used
Circular Saw, Jig Saw, 3/8" Drill, Belt Sander and a Carpenter's Square

The results of the project sitting on the deck awaiting warmer weather for a coat of deck stain.

Close up of the table; come on spring we're ready now!

The Adirondack furniture's simplicity of design lends itself to the do-it yourselfer and can be built from scratch with only a few simple hand tools.

14 comments:

Beyond My Garden said...

How nice - and inspiring
nellie

Chad Oneil Myers said...

Very cool!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

This project should yield hours of relaxation,all you need is the weather to go with the chairs.
Ruth

Meggie said...

Good golly, Coy, they are awesome!

Elaine said...

Great project for a winter's day!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Love those chairs! My brother is a good craftsman and made some of cedar. They're beautiful. I've tried to talk him into giving them to me, but he refused. You have a great idea to keep yourself busy.

Montanagirl said...

That's a good project! Now for spring to arrive....

eileeninmd said...

Wow, they look great. They would love great on my deck.

JimB said...

Nice looking carpentry work!

carl in ga said...

Nice work Coy ... now, make me a set!

Kjell T. Evensen said...

Very nicely done. This is my kind of project, too. When my wife sees this she will want the same.

KaHolly said...

They are beautiful!! Where do I place my order?

HANNIBAL said...

I always wanted to make a set of those. You make it sound simple! Your projects look perfect! Well done!

Coy said...

Thanks everyone for your nice comments! Sorry but I'm not taking orders; I need to get back to my outdoor photography instead of pharting around the shop :)

Hannibal, actually they are easy to make once you have a pattern. Everything is bolted or screwed together and the joints do not require tight tolerance parts, hand tools work very well.