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’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’s Classic Cedar Adirondack Rocker


How’s the view from these:

  1. Ocean Adirondack Chair
  2. Cottage Classic Adirondack Glider
  3. Designer’s Choice Adirondack
  4. Company Store’s Adirondack Loveseat

Catch a few in the 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.

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2 Comments for “Adirondack Chair — A Summer Classic”

where can i buy shark adirondack chair. lands end is sold out and not replenishing…

Hi Carol,

Too bad that’s no longer available. I did find these ideas:

Fish adirondacks — Not quite sharks but these sure are cute. Love the two-toned blue one! They also have a kid’s sized “guppy” chair, and a maintenance-free, recycled “poly-wood” version.

Plans to make a shark adirondack — Do you know a woodworker?

Best of luck,

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