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 and wider seats while keeping the historical beauty perfectly intact. Originally made from various types of wood, modern materials such as advanced polymers and resins have also become popular choices for contemporary Adirondack Chair construction. These materials offer unique benefits like natural weather-resistance and easy maintenance.

PolyTEAK® is our own type of Poly Lumber material used exclusively in PolyTEAK® outdoor furniture products. It offers the classic beauty of natural wood with the modern benefits of resin based materials.





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