Adirondack chair, also called Muskoka chairs in Canada, it it a kind of simple chair made of wood or man materials, generally used in outdoors. Originally made with 11 flat wooden slats, it features a straight back and seat and wide armrests. The Adirondack chair has been a feature on patios, decks, and porches around the world. And it is the epitome of backyard relaxation.
Brief History of Adirondack Chairs
The first Adirondack chair was designed by Thomas Lee while vacationing in Westport, New York, in the Adirondack Mountains in 1903. Needing outdoor chairs for his summer home, he tested his early efforts on his family. After arriving at a final design for a “Westport plank chair”, he offered it to a carpenter friend in Westport in need of a winter income, Harry Bunnell. Bunnell saw the commercial potential of such an item being offered to Westport’s summer residents, and apparently without asking Lee’s permission filed for and received U.S. patent #794,777 in 1905. Bunnell manufactured hemlock plank “Westport chairs” for the next twenty years, painted in green or medium dark brown, and individually signed by him.
Modern Adirondack chairs usually feature a rounded back and contoured seat, modifications made by Irving Wolpin, who received U.S. patent #109239 for his design in 1938.
What is Adirondack chairs not wood? And what is it made from?
Yes, it is non-wood. It is made from man made materials, polymers and other hard impact plastics. Normally, you can find some Adirondack chairs are made from recycled plastic , WPC materials, or HDPS materials.The man made materials allowed chairs to come with many colors.