Jackman Works: The Perfect DIY Adirondack Chair

TotalBoat Ambassador Paul Jackman is determined to share his clever – maybe even revolutionary – woodworking designs and plans with the world. If he’s not collecting pallets to upcycle into woodworking masterpieces, you can count on him using some cool wood he salvaged to make something useful. Kind of like the Epoxy Resin Screwdriver that he made that is, of course, totally necessary to own. This Adirondack Chair has several cool features, from the multi-use footstool that is a proprietary Jackman creation (patent pending), to the rock-solid Halcyon finish that he applied to the Western Red Cedar.  A first sealer coat of Penetrating Epoxy ensures that this chair will outlive Paul and most of us, so sit back and enjoy today’s video of the week!

17 responses to “Jackman Works: The Perfect DIY Adirondack Chair

  1. I have been planning on a project like this for some time, I think it has arrived!
    Please let me kn ow how to get the plans, I am ready to start asap.

  2. Every time I use epoxy whether penetrating or not, I get amine blush which proves to be very difficult to get rid of, and it keeps varnish and other coating from curing completely which creates a huge mess.
    I do my work in a drive in basement garage and I have a dehumidifier in the area set to 50%, but the humidity is probably higher than that. the temperature is around 75F all the time.
    Have you had any issues with amine blush and how do stop it from occurring?
    I want to order and build the Adirondack chair and leg rest too.

    1. Our High Performance Epoxy system – which is what Paul is using – is a non-blushing system so you don’t have to worry about the amine blush. The TotalBoat Traditional 5:1 Epoxy Systems are stronger tensile strength and are preferred for boatbuilding (unless it’s wooden boats – which prefer the more ‘flexible,’ less brittle High Performance epoxy) but for woodworking and adirondack chair building and many other uses – try the High Performance and your bushing issues are done. https://www.jackmanworks.com/diy-adirondack-chair-with-pull-out-footrest/

        1. The penetrating epoxy will blush. It is easily cleaned with water and a scrub (scot brite) pad. Or a thin coat of the non-blushing High Performance Epoxy could also be used to seal wood. It will not penetrate as deeply – but a few applications will definitely give a good seal to raw wood. With no blushing. Give it a try!

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