In this episode of Classic Woodworking, host Tom McLaughlin shares his contemporary take on a classic design: the Adirondack lawn chair. Using cypress, Tom shows how to cut a comfortable curve into the seat and back of this chair. The mitered joint on the arm rest is an additional detail which makes for a smooth, slanting arm that resolves into a drink holder. Expect to enjoy time outdoors in this updated version of an old favorite.
In CLASSIC WOODWORKING, custom furniture-maker Tom McLaughlin turns design inspiration into easy-to-follow projects for woodworkers at every skill level. He teaches the latest wood crafting techniques, as well as tips and instruction for how to create projects that will stand the test of time. Projects this season include: a Craftsman-style dining chair in white oak; a Shaker-style hall table in cherry; a hanging bow front cabinet in American ash; a tilt-top round breakfast table in curly maple; a live-edge coffee table made from New England walnut; and much more.