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Good chair for the price
By Carrie from WestLafayette,IN on 6/28/2015
It's a little lighter than I expected but seems to be pretty good. Assembly was easy. We will put a coat of varnish to protect the wood.
Decent quality for dollar value
By Vicki from ManhattanBeach,CA on 6/28/2015
I was a bit skeptical at first of the price for these chairs especially in comparison to others on the market. After reading the reviews I decided to order and take a chance. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the chairs were of good quality and very easy to assemble. I agree with other reviews that the linseed oil stain was not nearly what should have been. I ended up putting a water repellant wood treatment on both chairs. I am planning on purchasing 4 more to go around a firepit.
Such a great experience
By Richard from OMAHA,NE on 6/28/2015
From the time I ordered this chair,until the dsy it was delivered was s great experience. The chair is better than the picture showed and easy to put together. Once I put it together it was very sturdy. Folds up easily to pack in the back of the car or in the shed for the winter. Look forward to doing business with Hayneedle again.
Beautiful and comfortable
By Rebecca from NewYork,NY on 6/28/2015
I love this chair! And my guests do too. Everyone bee lines for it. If I had enough room on my deck I would get another one. It was easy to assemble and the pull-out ottoman works just as it should. If there was anything I could change about it I would like the back to be a wee bit hire, but it's not enough to turn me off to this awesome chair. I am concerned though that the hardware will likely rust. I live on the ocean and nothing stands up to the salt air here.
Great chairs
By Brenda from CLARKSVILLE,TN on 6/28/2015
I really like these chairs. They are very comfortable and easy to keep clean outdoors. I ordered the yellow and love the color.
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History of Adirondack Chairs

There is a little town on the edge of Lake Champlain, by the Adirondack Mountains, called Westport. The first Adirondack chairs were named after this town - Westport Chairs. In Blue Mountain Lake, New York, the Adirondack Museum proudly preserves the Adirondack chair's interesting history.


Trial and Error
Each summer in Westport, New York, a man named Thomas Lee enjoyed time with his large family. Stony Sides, the home this family occupied, had a shortage of patio furniture and Lee felt he could not find relaxation. In 1903, Thomas Lee began nailing boards together in his front lawn, crafting new chair designs for his 22-member family to sample. History proves that with all of this feedback, Lee created a unique new chair with a slanted seat and well-recognized spacious armrests. Lee's family whole-heartedly approved.


Harry Bunnell
Thomas Lee knew a carpenter who owned a modest shop in town. Lee showed his new creation to the carpenter, Harry Bunnell. Bunnell predicted that the yearly residents flocking to the region during the summer would really appreciate Lee's chair. Although Lee originally intended the Adirondack chairs to make his family's summer stay at Stony Sides more pleasant, Bunnell saw the potential for great profit. In 1904, Bunnell requested a patent, calling the Adirondack chair the Westport chair. In the summer of 1905, and without Lee's knowledge, Harry Bunnell secured the patent for what would become one of the most recognized outdoor furniture pieces ever.


Success
Harry Bunnell's Westport Adirondack chair became popular all around the region. Over a twenty year period, Bunnell experimented with some variations on the original, including child Adirondack chairs and tete-a-tetes. Bunnell's Adirondack chairs were made of hemlock, painted in either dark brown or green, and signed by the carpenter himself. Today, Bunnell's original chairs come at a hefty price, about $1,200 each (Bunnell sold them for around $4.00).