What iconic piece of furniture makes many people envision many summer and relaxation? It’s the Adirondack chair. Invented first as the Westport chair in the Adirondack Mountains of New York, it later became known as the Adirondack chair.
The Westport chair had a solid back, as opposed to many of the chairs today which consist of slats in the back.
According to Merriam Webster an Adirondack chair is a wooden lawn chair with a high slatted back, broad arms, and a seat that is lower in the back than the front. So the main difference in design between the Westport chair and the Adirondack chair seems to be slats used instead of solid wood pieces for the area such as the back.
It is popular in the Adirondacks to see the chairs on boathouse docks, boat docks, around fire pits, and on beaches.
The Adirondack Mountains in New York usually has dry summers and cold, snowy winters. These chairs typically were built to hold up well in the weather.
The sloping seat many find comfortable. The position of the back area makes it unnecessary for most people to find the need to use pillows with it.
The size of the arm rests makes it convenient to place a drink on.
These chairs are not just sold in the Adirondacks, although they can be seen all over the area. They can be any colour or painted with scenes on them. Do you have this iconic outdoor furniture in your yard?