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Finding the Perfect Adirondack Chair:

To make shopping easy, we've grouped our Adirondack chairs into categories according to budget. All will help you sit back and relax, but take a look at some additional features and find the chair that's really calling your name. You just have to listen ...

Good Adirondack Chairs Good
  • Wood/Material: Softer density
  • Finish: Unfinished & stained
  • Weather Resistance: Minimal
  • Warranty: Limited warranties
Better Adirondack Chairs Better
  • Wood/Material: Medium density
  • Finish: Pressure treated & painted
  • Weather Resistance: Weather resistant hardware
  • Warranty: Better warranties
Best Adirondack Chairs Best
  • Wood/Material: Hardwoods & recycled plastics
  • Finish: Pressure treated & UV protected
  • Weather Resistance: Highest weather resistance
  • Warranty: Best warranties

What Satisfied Customers Are Saying

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By Mary from ROSEVILLE,MI on 4/7/2014
The items were in excellent condition when they arrived, which only took a few days. They look great and will be well used as soon as we get some warm days in Michigan. Also like that they don't lean back as well as the usual adirondack chairs. And they are heavy enough to stay put in the wind.
Summer is coming
By Kenneth from MONTGOMERY,AL on 4/6/2014
I am very happy with the Adirondack chairs that we just received. They are well made and it appears that they are built to last. The shipping boxes were close to useless. Although they were heavy duty gage, its good that the wood is so solid as a good part was hanging out of the box. Not sure what the fix would be besides upgrade the tape sealing the sides, that is where the weakness appears to be. Chair is fairly easy to assemble although the instructions are really useless. I really had to look at an older Adirondack chair to figure out easily the correct way.
We love our adirondack chairs.
By Dianne from LAKE GENEVA,WI on 4/6/2014
This set of chairs is our second set we love the first set so much we decided to get a second set . They are so easy to assemble. I definitely would recommend them to friends
Add on to new set purchased
By Linda from GUILFORD,CT on 4/6/2014
Please with purchase. Took other reveiwers comments and added additional linseed protection because the wood seem very dry.
Just what I wanted
By Kathleen from QUEEN CREEK,AZ on 4/5/2014
The Chair pad were exactly what I was looking for. Very comfy to sit on my patio and read a book. This was my first experience with Hayneedle and I will be back.
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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.

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).

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