Kevin O’Connor of This Old House has visited our friend Jimmy DiResta at his upstate NY farmhouse a few times for special projects. They have built a few dining tables, a sign and in this video, they refresh the old favorite, Adirondack Chair, with some steel and of course, some TotalBoat varnish on old barn boards. The result is a sharp looking chair built to withstand all that the weather can throw at it – and it starts with some brightly varnished wood finished in Gleam Satin “boat varnish” for an understated, yet beautiful and lasting finish that Jimmy can trust.
We are super fans of Jimmy’s for his “get after it” style of making and jumping into his projects. A quick sketch and some well thought out material plans are all he needs to get going on a project. He’s not afraid to make a few mistakes and show you the issue and the solution. Check out all of his great videos (like the Bacon Table and the Canoe) on his own YouTube channel.