This is a very unique and beautiful chair as well as a neat replication of the historical chair made by Thomas Lee in 1903. Our Westport chair seat is made with five slat boards for better water drainage rather than using only two like the original historical chair. Our 9 1/4" inch wide arms and beautiful solid one piece back are made just like the original Westport. Available in Mahogany wood only.
The build of these chairs is not compromised. They are made to withstand even the heaviest weight demands. .
if your brother is a normal sized guy i would have to make it double sized as it looks kinda small with him in it how wide is the seat i make my Adirondack chairs 22 to 26 inches wide depending on the client i like to make large charis as i am 6 4 and 320
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They have incredible strength and resilience against weathering and fires. Consequently, they come with a heftier price than softwoods.
Though not as heavy as teak, it is pretty durable and strong. It will dent and scratch when mishandled but serves you a long time when finished.
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Scanning the entries on this site I can see the many ways people have delightfully altered the basic design, using different woods, colours and finishes, all the while adding their own personal flourishes. I have built a few myself and sat in many but this project is about the precursor to the Adirondack, that being the Bunnell, or Westport chair, the place where it all started. This particular one was given as a gift to my brother on his 50th birthday.
Here's a fun way to reuse wood. Make this Adirondack chair from shipping pallets or other reclaimed lumber.
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It is normal and expected to opt for wood readily available within your locality. However, it may not necessarily be ideal for Adirondack chairs.
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I would make sure to add an extra brace under the seat (pic 6) and add the floor strips as mentioned. My chair had the arms screwed on as this unit is very bulky and would not go through a standard doorway, but you could permanently attach them if moving and storage is not an issue. Make sure to post, I’d love to see it too.
The tutorial from April Wilkerson has a more homespun feel to it, but that also makes it friendlier and more accessible. Both videos are outstanding. April’s is right here:
Now the seat extends to the back, like a typical Adirondack but it does not stop at the front because it juts out to cradle your legs. Imagine sitting on this comfy chair with a book in hand and a towel wrapped around you… This definitely deserves to be your next outdoor woodworking project.
The good thing with the extended types of Adirondack chairs is the extension where you can place your feet. This extension can enhance your comfort not only on the upper body but also down to your legs.
Anyway, provided that you sort the height issues of the seat, you will be good to go. You also need to put in mind the weight capacity of the chair and its seat width.