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Adirondack Chair Fixed

Adirondack Chair Fixed

Coming back home from one of my recent trips to the flea market, I found this orange Adirondack chair on the side of the road. I was glad my husband was the one giving me company that day, my daughter would've been embarrassed to see me picking it up an putting it in the van! :)

It looked good but it didn't stay straight, as you can see.




This next picture tells you why.
The back of the chair was no longer attached to the back bar, which is also the mechanism to make it movable, to make it lean back or forward. So, time to fix it!
First, that "back bar" was removed, but saved for use later on in the process.


All the boards on the back of the chair where the screws came in, were worn out, but the middle board was the one with the most damage.
A piece of wood was cut to the boards width, to replace the lower part on that centered board.



 The damaged part was removed using a jig saw.



The replacement piece of wood was painted and attached using wood glue and pocket hole joinery.



The back bar was then screwed on each side to the seat support (legs), and screws were also driven through each hole, trying to keep them off from the already drilled spots on each of the boards on the back of the chair.



This is how it looks now. Is not perfect, but I guess the chair can function this way for some more years.



Since the back mechanism was already fixed (not movable), now it was also the time to make the front leg mechanism to stay still.  Three screws on each side took care of that.



All the screws on the chair were also tighten.  This is how it looks now.


And this is how it looks when you place a nice pillow on it ...  Like no repair was ever made! :)



For a full tutorial on how to make the thumbprint Starfish and Seahorse pillows click right HERE.




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28 comments :

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  2. What a great find, Cristina! I love how you gave it a second life with just a little tlc and repair. Wonderful job!

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  3. You're awesome Cristina! You'd never know to look at it that it was a roadkill find! Well done!

    Debbie

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  4. Well, aren't you smart saving that chair. I didn't realize you are on water.

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  5. That chair is lucky you drove by - now it's got a new lease on life and so much prettier and sturdier too! Love the color Cristina!

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  6. This is so awesome! I love how you brought it back to life, and using the jigsaw...so smart! My kids still get embarrassed with me picking things off the side of the road! Oh, and I loved your Mt. Vernon posts, what a fun place to visit!!

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  7. What a clever repair job! It looks so cute. Such a great find!

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  8. you have done a wonderful job! long life to that chair :)

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  9. Still traveling but wanted to pop in and say Hi, Cristina! I think you did a wonderful job on that chair!!! WOW! xo Diana

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  10. Great save! And, I LOVE the starfish and sea horse pillow! They're so pretty and a fun family project.
    Visiting from A Stroll Thru Life.

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  11. It's beautiful and that thumbprint pillow is so dog gone cute! Your daughter sounds like mine. She would have been mortified unless of course it worked in her home. lol

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  12. Como le has dado una segunda oportunidad a esa silla Cristina !!! Buen trabajo!

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  13. So pretty. Love your seaside pillows. Susan@ throughmyporchwindow.blogspot.com

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  14. Way to go Cristina. I would have never thought to use pocket screws. I probably would have wasted all the good wood and put a new piece on. I am so impressed you fixed it like that :) You are so clever!! Cheers.

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  15. And your pillow is so pretty too!

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  16. Great repair, and I love the pillow.
    Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  17. You're so clever!! I remember when you guys made that pillow! (Like I was there ha ha) it really compliments the chair well!
    XO,
    Christy

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  18. I am so impressed! I would not have known where to begin! KUDOS to you! Your pillow looks made for the chair!

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  19. Such cute chairs, glad you were able to repair it. Looks perfect now.

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  20. Nice makeover! I love that color of orange and the pillows are cool!

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  21. I love this chair. In fact I'm coveting. I'm happy for you that you found it along the road and that you were able to make it into such a jewel. And thank you for the tutorial about the pillow.

    Kindly, Dana
    www.thestarfishstudio.blogspot.com

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  22. Fabulous job Cristina... what an awesome find! I love love Adirondacks in the summer!!

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  23. Check you out!!

    You're like an adirondack plastic surgeon!! :)

    Have a blessed and wonderful day!!

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  24. I know my daughter would have been mortified if I picked up something from the side of the road, but she never had to experience because I NEVER am lucky enough to find anything there.

    Good find . . . good job repairing it . . . beautiful place to sit.

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  25. You amaze me every time I come by. Love the boat, Im going to do it!

    Thank for sharing the steps :)

    xoxo

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  26. Amazing! Don't know which I love more~ the chair or the pillow! They are both great! It certainly pays to be handy!

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  27. Lucky find Cristina, I really love the Adirondak chairs they are beautiful and outlast, I love that you were able to repair it and love how the pillow looks against it too!
    wish you a great weekend!
    Ingrid

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  28. How smart! I would've been flustered but too stubborn to throw the broken chair back out. haha. I was gravitated here by the pillows, I'm going to go check those out now!!!

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