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The Signature Design Adirondack Chair is a multi-functional chair that is perfect for outdoors. This chair costs under $150, which is a great price point for its aesthetics and construction. It has a durable, high-density polyethylene, which is a type of hard plastic that is water-resistant and handles rough stormy weather. .
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As for the size of the chair, it’s slightly smaller then the King Size Highwood brand. Which is probably to be expected having a smaller weight capacity of 300 pounds. The seat itself is just under 21″ wide and sits 14 inches from the ground. As for the back of the chair it’s also just shorter at 36.9 inches in height. Assembly is somewhat easier, but do note: Don’t over tighten the screws or you could damage the ends,or even worse crack the slat. Just go gently if using a drill.
There are two hallmark features that make an authentic wooden Adirondack chair according to experts; a three foot raked back and wide arms. This is why we build all of our original chairs with thick wide arms, roomy seats, tall 3 foot raked backs and thick sturdy legs. We use Mahogany, Red Western Cedar, and Ipe woods because each is durable as well as strong. To help withstand the elements of Mother Nature we use 316 stainless steel carriage bolts to attach our front legs and arms to the back brace board. We attach the seat and back slats with 316 stainless steel and powder coated wood screws for Ipe wood.
All of the sales staff is friendly and no one follows you around the show room unless you ask for help specifically. Marie is especially knowledgeable about fabric care and gave me some great advice to get stains out of another piece of furniture I had.
What about using a clear coat afterwards? Maybe if you do that the color won’t wipe off. What do you think Corey?
It has a great seat height for your lounging needs. You can pair this chair with a seat cushion and headrest pillow.
However as a big Man I too also realize the Adirondacks only downfall. Which is how low they sit to the ground which can make getting in and out of the chair harder. Depending on your size, you may find similar problems.
Ipe wood goes by several names. You might be familiar with Brazilian Walnut or South American ironwood. It is a hardwood that can have anything from a yellow to a brownish reddish hue. It is not only attractive, but its appeal doesn’t fade even after long-term exposure outdoors.
Being an outside chair it needs to have a certain level of weatherproofing, which this chair does really well. It’s very durable and can last outside year-round which gives you peace of mind.
Choose the style that you think will meet your outdoor needs. These chairs can exist in different styles although the classic outline cannot be hidden.
“I really think it was a marketing thing,” says Laura Rice, currently chief curator of the Adirondack Experience museum, which has both cure chairs and Westport chairs in its collection. “There were a lot of stores selling (cure furniture); that may have been his [Bunnell’s] intent.” She adds, however, that she’s never seen a chair with Bunnell’s modifications, and noted that the low profile of the Westport chair itself is not particularly suitable for someone in a weakened condition.
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We do not build our chairs with little stick legs or narrow back boards with large gaps between them. We use thick one and a half inch thick boards for the front and back legs which provides more surface area to screw and glue down the seat and arm boards. This makes our chairs tough and sturdy and less likely to split out over time. Now what about the all important Adirondack chair arms? All our original designs feature traditional wide one inch thick arms because simply put they make the classic American iconic chair what it is; without them you would not have that perfect spot to place your drink, plate of food, book or anything else. It is our goal to make our chairs well balanced, eye catching as well as strong and long lasting. No two pieces of wood are exactly the same. This is why it is best for us to assemble our chairs one at a time. Using this type of detailed craftsmanship allows us to make sure that each and every Clarks Original that leaves our shop goes together correctly and is our best. We are very confident that when you get ready to assemble your chair it will go together the way it is suppose too.
Adirondack chairs add amazing eye appeal to lawn settings or as a stand alone deck chair. Which are not only great for social gatherings, but for relaxing in the open air with your favorite book taking in some natural Vitamin D.
You can fold this chair down to a compact size, which makes it easy to move. As it’s a little heavy at 45lbs, being a folding adirondack chair works in your favor here. If it didn’t fold down, it would probably be too big and bulky to move around on a regular basis.