Adirondack furniture has long been known for its versatility and craftsmanship and this selections’ durability promises generations will enjoy reclining, dining and just dozing. Complete sets sing with the promise of comfortable afternoon sunset gazing and late night conversation. Ideal for impromptu outdoor dining, games and more, the possibilities are endless on these superior quality creations.
The chairs seem to show up in those old family photos - perhaps grandma sitting in one on her porch. A part of American tradition for hundreds of years, their classic style and robust all-weather construction have made them increasingly popular again.
A bit of history: Created in 1903 by Thomas Lee while on vacation with his family in Westport, New York, it was Harry Bunnel who patented the robust design, which combined a slanted back and wide armrests. He named the new style outdoor furniture after the nearby Adirondack region and for the next twenty years, Bunnel was successful in marketing his creation to the residents of the resort community of Westport.
Adirondack chairs have spawned various different styles of outdoor furniture, including porch swings. Two favorites are recliners with cushions for extra comfort and an all-in-one with a retractable ottoman. There are also sets to choose from, such as those with matching side tables, footrests and ottomans, and they look great in almost any recreational setting from porches to lawns to decks to patios. Enduring appeal comes from their comfort and fine looking woods of which these are made: cedar, teak and, mahogany.
The rocking chairs became unfashionable in the 1980s, and now have become popular once again with your hands on the large, smooth arms and rocking back and forth. The wood is stained to preserve its natural color, or painted in any shade you desire, so can be left to weather naturally.
Alternatively, resin rockers are non-wood models that are easier to maintain and more durable. Polywood’s look like the real thing, easily competing with the most expensive wooden equivalent. Perfect for your deck and patio and made out of a high-density polyethylene plastic, they stand up to wear and tear, are UV protected, and able to endure severe temperatures, expanding or contracting in heat or cold. This eliminates the need to bring in outdoor furniture when winter arrives.
A unique combination of man-made craftsmanship and the beauties of nature, escape into lazy afternoons and early morning coffee jaunts when you have Adirondack furniture to lounge upon. Like grandma and the folks in Westport, recreate the perfect setting for conversations and get-togethers with family, friends and neighbors as you recreate your own retreat, indoors and outdoors.