Monday, August 8, 2016

So I Built Some Outdoor Seating

Guys!  This post makes me so happy!  You know I love changing out lights and door knobs and painting furniture.  But building things with my own hands?  Such an awesome feeling!

For this project, I researched different forms and designs, but at the end of the day, I really wanted traditional.  I went with some plans from Popular Woodworking August 2005 edition- Norm Abram's Adirondack Chair.  The good news?  The plans had pretty pictures.  The bad news?  You had to freehand each piece as everything was printed on regular 8.5 X 11 paper.  But in the end, it all worked out!  As you can see, we had to use random things in the garage to make arches.  A girls gotta do what a girls gotta do!



I decided that I wanted to do 6 chairs.  I know, right?  Overachiever, party of one!  My thought was that I was going to do each step 6 times because I know myself.  I knew that if this project sucked ass and I got two chairs completely done, I'd want to stop at the two.  So I figured that if I never finished one chair until I was on the final step of ALL the chairs, I wouldn't be able to stop because once I finished the first chair, I'd basically have to finish all six since I'd be on that last step!  Makes sense to me!