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!