By Romaine Delage. Adirondack Chair. Published at Monday, October 30th, 2017 - 01:23:58 AM.
Individuals who own or have rented summer homes most likely have seen Adirondack chairs. These chairs were the creation of Thomas Lee way back in 1903 for his and his family's enjoyment in the Adirondack mountain range. Lee then shared the chair's design with his carpenter friend Harry Bunnel, who underhandedly secured a patent for it behind Lee's back. Despite its inauspicious origins, his invented chair today not only epitomizes the outdoor life, it has earned the distinction of being a truly American creation.
If you are not even sure what an Adirondack chair is let alone a plastic Adirondack chair, here is a little history. Adirondack chairs were invented during the early 1900's by a vacationer who was looking for ways to furnish his summer home. By utilizing materials found around his Westport, NY, vacation home, Thomas Lee crafted a unique chair that caught the attention of a local carpenter and would eventually gain widespread popularity. The chair was made out of eleven slats of wood, had wide armrests, and was unique in that both the seat and back angled so that it would sit better on the steep mountain terrain of the Adirondacks.
There are key features that define the Adirondack bench. These features are the backrest and seat constructed at a slant and the wide armrests (which is the characteristic feature of the chair). However, Adirondack chairs can be very expensive, depending upon the type of material which is made from. Thankfully, there are Adirondack chair plans available which will enable individuals to build their own chairs.
He completed his prototype, asking family and friends for their honest opinion. Although the design looked anything but comfortable, the consensus was that this chair was actually very comfortable. Today, the Adirondack chair is still one of the number one choices, often associated with beachfront property, seating around a swimming pool, or sprawling lawns. Regardless of where you place your Adirondack chair, you will not be disappointed with your choice.
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