Plastic Adirondack chairs have proven not only to be as good as the real thing, in fact, they’re probably much better. Made from high density polyethylene (HDPE), these plastic chairs have a tough durability that makes them stronger and heavier than those constructed from wood so they will not be blowing around patios and yards in volatile weather. They have excellent impact resistance, nevertheless, and a high UTS – ultimate tensile strength. In today’s “green” conscious world, these chairs make a sensible choice.
Displaying a natural wood grain, plastic Adirondack chairs appear nearly indistinguishable from their old fashioned counterparts and have the added advantage of a UV stabilizer that protects them against the harmful effects of sun, sea, snow, and rain. They resist fading and won’t deteriorate even in the harshest environmental exposure. There are no worries of oxidization with these chairs, and despite their indefinite lifespan, they will not become brittle. They won’t crack or peel so there is no need of paint or wood treatments, just a hosing or a quick wipe down as you go. This HDPE material resists chemicals, chlorine, termites, insects, and mildew.
The plastic Adirondack furniture has turned out to be quite innovative and resourceful as a modern follow-up to the traditional wooden chair. As a relatively new material on the market, it has already proven to be the natural evolution from the classic Adirondack chair. This timeless outdoor furniture has enjoyed a long history that is not about to waver. For over one hundred years, these attractive and comfortable chairs have enjoyed a popularity that has reached around the world.
Originating in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York at the turn of the twentieth century, this humble chair got its start out of necessity. Thomas Lee, the original designer, fashioning a simple chair cut down from one single board, later offered his final design to a friend and fellow carpenter, Harry Bunnell. Recognizing the opportunity, a patent was filed and the Westport chairs were well on their way to making furniture history.
Other Adirondack Furniture
Today, there are few who do not recognise the comfortable outdoor Adirondack chair, with its trademark appearance: the high, angled slatted back with a sloped seat and extra-wide armrests. The average dimensions are, front to back – 920mm, width – 750mm, and height – 970mm, and weighing approximately 22 kilograms. A partner piece to this chair is the Adirondack ottoman, particularly styled to fit the chair with such comfort that it may require hiring extra help for the household as you won’t really want to get up to do anything. This footrest measures front to back – 430mm, width – 520mm, and height – 320mm, weighing 6.5 kilograms.
The Adirondack side table is also a member of this famous trio, completing the outdoor living space. Measuring front to back – 510mm, width – 520mm, height – 360mm, and weighing 8.5 kilograms, the design of this side table complements the classic Adirondack style. Possessing the same strength and durability as the other pieces, these tables can double as additional seats.
While these sets have been used as outdoor furniture, as a rule, there has been an upsurge in their popularity as cabin or resort décor, using the Adirondack chair and its matching ottoman and table. Cafes have been using the Adirondack chair for some time as their convenient extra-wide arms offer a spacious rest for drinks and plates. Relaxing in the comfort of these beautiful chairs affords the most excellent dining experience, whether from home or at your favorite outdoor venue.
More of the features available in the plastic Adirondack chair are the variety of colors now available, as well as chair cushions that are extremely comfortable. Adirondack furniture not only has the look of home wherever they are, they feel like home when you sit down and enjoy the classic comfort that reminds you why you chose them in the first place.