It took about five days to create the chair. The process involves cutting wood pieces using templates the program created, sanding the parts, drilling holes in each piece, assembling the chair and painting two coats of sealant on the chair to protect it from the elements.
Adirondack chairs are a specialty creation at New Lenox Woodworks.
The chairs can be sold plain, or they can be painted or stained to customers’ specifications. They start at $150 and increase in price based on customizations.
Chairs are just one product the program is able to create. It has a variety of outdoor and indoor furniture, decorations big and small, and household essentials like dog dish holders and bottle openers available for purchase. All are customizable.
Proceeds from sales at New Lenox Woodworks benefit program participants, as well as the continued sustainability and growth of the program, which teaches people with disabilities new skills and provides a fun, artistic outlet for them to enjoy the creativity of woodworking and the company of their friends.
The program is now accepting orders for the holidays.
For more information about New Lenox Woodworks, to see more of its products, and to place orders, follow the program at Facebook.com/NLWoodworks or call 815-463-4692.
Customers may also call to coordinate an in-person visit to the program, which is located in New Lenox.