Building An Adirondack Chair

A table-mounted router equipped with a round-over bit softens the edges of one of the arms of an Adirondack chair. The setup shown at right includes a shop-made fence and bit guard to provide a bearing surface for the stock while protecting the operator's fingers from the spinning bit. For best results, make two passes to reach your final depth. In addition to the arms, the edges of the back and seat slats and the back cleat are also rounded over.

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