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Sunday, March 1, 2009

Adirondack Chairs

I have built a number of the traditional slat back adirondack chairs in the past
and had been thinking of how I might change the design to make it more minimalist, 
simplify construction and decrease cost using modern alternatives to
traditional wood such as plywood or what have you.   I more or less had the design in
mind and was looking to see if I could find something like what I had imagined.
I was surprised to see the chairs below come right up from google as this was 
what I pretty much had in mind.  Turns out the chairs below are from 1905 
and recently sold for $6,600 to Annie Liebowitz.  Apparently the Adironack Museum in 
NY sells the plans. I'll have to check it out.  This particular style of chair is called a 
Westport chair after the town in Upstate NY.


Here is a link to the plans from the Adirondack Museum

Here is a link to a place that makes what appears to be a decent repro (See Below)


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