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A Brief History of the Adirondack Chair

Did you know that the Adirondack chair consistently ranks as one of the most popular types of outdoor chairs? Also known as a Muskoka chair in Canada, it offers the perfect blend of style and comfort. Here's a brief history of this iconic design: The Adirondack chair received its name from the Adirondack Mountains, a range located in northeast New York. Doctor Thomas Lee, inventor of the chair, frequently vacationed here in the early 1900's and needed some chairs for his summer residence. Originally designed with 11 pieces of flat wood, Dr. Lee created the original Adirondack chair with the help of a local carpenter, Mr. Harry Bunnell. Today’s Adirondack Chair styles have evolved by adding comfort features like curved backs...

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Types of Poly Lumber used for Outdoor Furniture

There are a number of different types of Poly Lumber material that shoppers might come across in their search for the perfect piece of patio furniture. Here are some of our insights into the most popular materials:  HDPE: High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) is a material used in the construction of all-weather outdoor furniture. It features a natural resistance to water and durability which makes it a popular choice for this application. Notably, HDPE features a smooth, waxy hand-feel with an orange-peel like texture. Some consumers do seem to like this aesthetic, but we feel that a majority are simply not aware of a better option being available. Most poly-furniture items on the market today are made of HDPE. PolyTEAK®: PolyTEAK is a material that...

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