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Thread: Adirondack Chair out of plywood?

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    I worked years ago at a company designing teak outdoor furniture, teak is extremely expensive unless you are buying tractor trailer loads. White oak holds up extremely well, I have had good luck with sapele outdoors too.

    The Adirondacks pictured are white oak the lighter ones and sapele. the other furniture is sapele for the back patio of our library. No finish is needed on these woods I did coat the Adirondacks with sikkens







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    We do it all the time out of ACX 3/4" ply, works great, just make sure to prime, paint and seal the bottom of the legs with some ploy glue.

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    If you want to make one out of plastic here is the cheapest alternative....lol
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    Wow! This is an awesome set of responses! Thank you everyone!

    I might give this a shot out of MDO... I've been wanting to try that stuff out for a while and this seems like a good project to test on. I was looking for a way I could make something out of a sheet good, pull it off the machine and assemble with some stainless fasteners. It seems like the only chance I have at that is using MDO, maybe some ACX.

    In reality, as many have suggested real solid wood would be the correct choice. If I were making these for a customer I would definitely do that. I could see planing down some boards and making a jig to do that...

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