Three hours later, with the help of a power drill and wood glue, we had this:
Two adirondack chairs!
Four BACKBREAKING hours and three unsalvageable paintbrushes later (don't let those spots in between the slats fool you!), we had this:
LOVE the new additions to our back deck!
Thank goodness we had this little helper. I don't know what we would have done without him...