A different take on Adirondack chairs


You know all of those scrap pieces of wood you may burn in a fire pit or throw out at the end of a project? Here is an alternative!

Friends helped me build a treehouse platform over the course of the past year, sixteen feet above the mountainside that sloped down to the river. The thing is a beast. Comprised of 12×16 pressure treated beams and framed with natural railing timber, the platform is my go-to place for sunsets and thinking. There’s something about being nestled in the woods, overlooking a mountain while listening to the river roar.

Since I spend a lot of time on the platform, it needed chairs, and I wanted to repurpose the leftover pieces from the platform.  I had a small pile of rectangular and triangular scraps to work with, enough for three designs. Given the weight of the pressure treated wood, it was only fitting that these adirondack chairs were beasts as well. They’d be resting on the platform 365 days of the year, so their weight also ensures that they won’t blow over in the crazy winds that come through the valley.



Modern yet rustic. The true test was hauling these bad boys down the mountain with an ATV and then getting them up the stairs to their new home…

About Mel

My name is Mel, and I spend my time living, working and playing on the east coast. I'm a reclaimed wood artist who loves to continually find ways to repurpose wood and give it new life. "Nature Calls: Reclaimed Wood Designs" is my business dedicated to doing that! Thanks for stopping by!
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