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Old 06-01-2018, 09:04 PM   #1
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It seems I just canít stop making these chairs as projects, now it seems my family and friends either really like them or just using me or both! Either way I like keeping busy and donít mind hereís a few painted ones and new design


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Old 06-01-2018, 09:05 PM   #2
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Great Work!
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Old 06-01-2018, 09:11 PM   #3
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thank you for the kind words, this is a lot less stressful than police work. but im no carpenter or painter that's for sure...………….
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Old 06-01-2018, 09:14 PM   #4
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Nice work!!! How tall is the new design??
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Old 06-01-2018, 09:14 PM   #5
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Hope all is well in retirement brother. Chairs looking great. I don't think I have the patience to build those
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Old 06-01-2018, 09:16 PM   #6
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Nice work!!! How tall is the new design??


28.5 ďto the seat is what they asked these to be I had thought to make them to 30 ď


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Old 06-01-2018, 09:19 PM   #7
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I really like the taller design.
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Old 06-01-2018, 09:20 PM   #8
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Hope all is well in retirement brother. Chairs looking great. I don't think I have the patience to build those


All is as well as can be expected the wreck that retired me hurts still after 4 years, only been retired about 1.5 year. Kinda why I started making stuff to try and get some movement in my upper body, but when it hurts too bad I call it quits for the day, thanks for asking brother...
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Old 06-01-2018, 09:22 PM   #9
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When my dad retired he did the same thing . Chairs , swings , glider swings , wishing wells , lighthouses, he did pretty good too . He is 73 now and finally got burned out .


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Old 06-01-2018, 09:29 PM   #10
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Oh man thatís awesome ,a police officer that graduated from the academy a year after my dad did and I worked with along with my dad is still riding funeral escorts as a LEO and heís about to turn 80 . He retired from full time and has a commission and does side work on his motorcycle.


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Old 06-01-2018, 09:30 PM   #11
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thank you for the kind words, this is a lot less stressful than police work. but im no carpenter or painter that's for sure...ÖÖÖÖ.
Sir , You have Skills! And THANK You for the service to the community!
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Old 06-02-2018, 05:07 AM   #12
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How about a swivel rifle mount on 1 arm for unwanted guest.
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Old 06-02-2018, 09:00 AM   #13
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Thought about that at the lease after a couple of cold ones, making a removable mount and mounting a 10/22 Gatling gun on the taller chairs footrest already have a hideaway cup holder


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Old 06-02-2018, 11:59 AM   #14
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I'm sure you know the high end chairs with the good parts and hardware go for about $500 a pop.

Nice work. You should consider selling a few.
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Old 06-02-2018, 12:04 PM   #15
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The ones I saw in rockport were made of a poly material and the tall chairs were around 450, Iím not good with selling things although many folks here and elsewhere have asked me to build them some, I bolt them together only screws used are for seat and back slats seat edges routered along with the arms and those are 2x8


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Old 06-02-2018, 12:22 PM   #16
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Those look really nice. I like the idea of the footrest. Extremely comfortable looking too.
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Old 06-02-2018, 04:42 PM   #17
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well Legdog I listed some on craigslist in San Antonio and Austin area for sale just to see if there is any interests I priced them as unfinished but I have 3 of the lower ones finished i'd sell, seems like the taller ones are more popular now among friends and family,
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Old 06-03-2018, 10:07 AM   #18
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Very nice work!
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Old 06-03-2018, 11:12 AM   #19
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Thank you all for all the nice words, after a bunch of thought Iíve put some up for sale on Craigslist, I have them listed for 150 unfinished I know some are more and some are less but Iíd like yíalls opinion on price design or even if theirs a market for another Adirondack style chair.


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Old 06-04-2018, 07:37 AM   #20
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Thank you all for all the nice words, after a bunch of thought Iíve put some up for sale on Craigslist, I have them listed for 150 unfinished I know some are more and some are less but Iíd like yíalls opinion on price design or even if theirs a market for another Adirondack style chair.


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I would pay $150 for that. I know how much work it is (I am sure you have it down to an art).

We have some at our place in rockport and it is the only thing that gets put in the shed when we leave because people think they are theirs at times. I branded the underside of them so I know they are ours.
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Old 06-04-2018, 08:06 AM   #21
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Some f the ones I saw before I made mine were very simple angle cuts no curves screwed together and not made for big people ,and that would last more than one season, if they sell maybe itíll pay for my lease and feed supply


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Old 06-06-2018, 07:34 AM   #22
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Awesome craftsmanship -I'm addicted to free pallet wood-you put some time and material into those ,surely they fetch a pretty penny. I sold my first set for $150 and they did not look as nice as yours.
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Old 06-06-2018, 07:45 AM   #23
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Iím no carpenter or expert Iím just a trial and error kinda guy, I made some Adirondack chairs out of necessity about 5-6 years ago after wanting something substantial that would last. I got ideas from online and videos and went from there I decided to bolt mine together made my first ones out of pressure treated lumber , but then read about exposure to the chemicals in the lumber when cutting and working or sitting on it. So now I use prime lumber for friends and family and then give them away unfinished , although I have stained some and sprayed them with polyurethane and painted some with oil based paint so they will take this south Texas sun.


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Old 06-06-2018, 11:28 AM   #24
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Very nice work except for those maroon ones are ugly as heck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-06-2018, 03:29 PM   #25
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Haha I was waiting for that, you have no idea how far people spotted those maroon chairs from the street and my driveway is 140 ft to the street


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Old 06-08-2018, 01:50 PM   #26
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I'll take a 30" chair but you might want to make it with 2x6's for me

Seriously good work my friend.
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Old 06-08-2018, 02:28 PM   #27
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If you made a few from each of the Major TX Universities (Tech, UT, A&M etc) bet you could sell them for a nice little profit.
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Old 06-08-2018, 02:53 PM   #28
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Glad you like the taller chairs theyíre easier to get on and off of, Iím 6íe and was about 265 when I built the first one of these Adirondack chairs and theyíve held up well, theyíre almost 6 years old. Iím getting several requests from friends who want UT orange, TT red, lots of Maroon. Pool company sales woman and designer thatís putting in our pool asked if I sold them I said no she said you should lots of chairs out there but yours have a lot of detail in the work, said I should make a website and sell online. I told her Iím a retired policeman donít know anything about sales.


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Old 06-08-2018, 02:56 PM   #29
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Nice work Sir. Also thank you for your service as LEO.
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Old 06-08-2018, 03:50 PM   #30
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Thanks for your support, after 30 years I still miss it sooooo.


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