Adirondack chairs for gardens and verandahs
If you are looking for the ideal chair for a porch or verandah the Adirondack chair might just be it. Ideal for lazing away a few hours in the heat of the day, or perhaps a warm evening. And these chairs even have a large armrest, just perfect for resting a long cool drink, or a a cup of tea.
You can find Adirondack chairs for sale made from a variety of materials including Teak, Hardwood, Ecowood and PVC. All have advantages.
- Long lasting Teak is a great choice for outdoors, it will need to be oiled if you wish to retain the natural ‘teak look’, or you can leave it to age to a silvery grey. However Teak will outlast all other timbers outdoors
- Hardwood is cheaper than teak, and again it will need to oiled, or it can be painted. A little harder to maintain.
- Plastic (PVC) is long lasting and does suite a purpose
- Ecowood or Poly wood is made from recycled plastic bottles and is durable
The original Adirondack chairs came Westport near the Adirondack Mountains a traditional piece of American outdoor furniture. Traditionally the Adirondack chair had a number of distinguishing features and were handcrafted from local timbers, today they available in kit form, preassembled and even in resin and plastic. In Australia they available for sale in hardwood. And yes you can get a traditional Adirondack chair made from an Australia Gum Tree.
Adirondack chairs were traditionally made from one plank of timber, they have a straight back and flat seat set on a slope.
You will see many designs
with a fold out footrest, probably not traditional in design, but great for comfort.
Wide arms suitable for placing plates or glasses are also a feature of Adirondack chairs. The design has been modified over the years to include shaped armrests and a more contoured look. Although they are traditionally made of timber Adirondack chairs can also be found made from plastic, PVC.
Adirondack chairs are used in some outdoor eating areas, no need for a table. However the tradition would be to have a Adirondack chairs on the front porch overlooking the garden.