By Romaine Delage. Adirondack Chair. Published at Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 - 03:57:27 AM.
No one knows when they became Adirondack chairs, but the name undoubtedly came from the chair's popularity in the Adirondacks in upstate New York. The very first ones were crafted from a single piece board cut into eleven pieces of wood. That was one long board.
If you were to travel to Blue Mountain Lake, New York, you would come across a very unique museum called the Adirondack Museum. According to experts that run this museum, the Adirondack chair originally went by a different name - Westport chair, which was after a small nearby town nestled in the Adirondack Mountains. Thomas Lee first created the design of the Adirondack chair in the early 1900s. Determined to develop a chair that would be appropriate for both indoor and outdoor use, as well as a chair that was highly comfortable, he started to work using standard boards and nails.
If your Adirondack chair is left unpainted and should be covered with mold and mildew, a power washer would be an excellent way to clean it. Just remember to use the right size nozzle so the pressure is not so hard that the wood becomes damaged. Also a simple mild cleaner will do wonders to remove mold mildew and the occasional visit from a local bird. If you do not have a power washer, you can use good, old-fashioned soap and water, brushing the mold and mildew off with a soft brush. When you have finished washing the chair, allow it to dry completely. Then, add a protective coat with something like polyurethane. This way, you will not have to deal with the problem again.
Adirondack chairs come in several different materials, including plastic and several natural woods. It is not hard to find an Adirondack chair to suit your needs and personal style. Most Adirondack chairs are natural wood colored, but you can also find them painted white. Plastic Adirondack chairs come in a wide variety of custom colors, such as black, white, sand, blue, hunter green and sunny yellow. You can also get dual Adirondack chairs that have seating for two, gliding or rocking Adirondack chairs, and chairs with special features like curved backs or shell designs.
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