Adirondack Chair — A Summer Classic
It's Adirondack time and this weekend we break them out
. Two painted chairs--one red and one blue--and the hunter green double Adirondack glider. Up from the garage and out to the deck they go.
Mmmmm, I can already taste that first cup of coffee
while, with design magazine in hand, I glide slowly back and forth beneath the towering evergreens. Squeeels and munkchips (what my daughter used to call squirrels and chipmunks) scattering about, and me always on the lookout for a sauntering bear.
According to Wikipdedia, the Adirondack chair
was first created in Westport, New York, in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains. It is known for its multi-plank slanted back, and its wide plank arms where your can set your beverage of choice. What always impressed me about the Adirondack is its comfort. For wooden chairs with no cushion, most Adirondacks are darn comfortable. That and the place to set your drink and book; no side table required.
Yup. Nothing like Adirondack time.
To celebrate, I hunted down these Adirondacks for you. Get the coffee brewing and enjoy.
Here's AdirondackChairs.com's Wave Settee
, a funky, seaside interpretation (top) and a classic wood finish chair and footstool
(above) from Adirondack Furniture Direct.
Get nostalgic for younger days at the beach with Adirondack authority's red lifeguard chair
, or rock your worries away in Overstock.com's Classic Cedar Adirondack Rocker
How's the view from these:
- Ocean Adirondack Chair
- Cottage Classic Adirondack Glider
- Designer's Choice Adirondack
- Company Store's Adirondack Loveseat
Catch a few in the Overstock.com fish-shaped Adirondack chair with ottoman.
The kids will adore the Sailboat
and the Shark Adirondack
, both from Land's End. And remember your best friends with Company Store's Adirondack Pet Bed
Do you have any Adirondack furniture, or do you remember sitting in an Adirondack during a summer vacation? Tell us your fondest Adirondack chair memory.