By Pasclina Comte. Adirondack Chair. Published at Saturday, November 11th, 2017 - 02:16:18 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.
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.
There are many different types of Adirondack kits, based on the individual's needs and/or preferences. The most basic chair kit only comes with the basic wooden parts. Since the kit does not have any tools, you will have to use your own tools to assemble them. In fact, some of the wooden parts still have that rough feel to them so that you will need to use sandpaper and varnish to finish the job. Because of this, the basic Adirondack chair kit is not advisable for people who don't have the carpentry skills. They are also not advisable for individuals suffering from allergies because of the sawdust that will be formed during the chair's assembly.
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.
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