What are Adirondack chairs?
Adirondack chairs are comfortable, reclined chairs favored for use in rural and outdoor settings (backyards, patios, parks, beaches, etcâ€¦). As in the picture above, Adirondack chairs usually have large, wide armrests on both sides.
Adirondack chairs are frequently used in cafes, restaurants, shopping centers, and hotels as it provides customers with a comfortable, relaxed place to rest.
Who invented the first Adirondack chair?
Thomas Lee made the first Adirondack chair out of 11 pieces of wood back in 1903. At that time, he was on vacation in Westport, New York, in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains.
After arriving at a final design for the Adirondack chair, Thomas shared the design with a carpenter friend, Harry Bunnel, who without Leeâ€™s permission filed a patent for the chair in 1905.
What are Adirondack chairs made of?
The original Adirondack chair was made of wood. However, you will also find Adirondack chairs made with metal, plastic, and recycled plastic (for the environmentally friendly people).
Recycled plastic Adirondack chairs are made from recycled high-density polyethylene (type 4 – HDPE). Usually speaking, the HDPE is recycled from items such as milk bottles, detergent bottles, plastic buckets, and other consumer HDPE plastic products.
Are Adirondack chairs made of recycled plastic sturdy?
Yes, HDPE is ideal for making recycled plastic outdoor furniture. HDPE is a semi-flexible type of plastic that is impact resistant. It is extremely durability, weather resistant, will not rot, and has amazing abilities to hold its color (UV resistant). In many circumstances, chairs and benches made of plastic are better than those made from wood or metals.
With this being the case, recycled HDPE is commonly manufactured into artificial lumber and is used as outdoor fences and gates. You can also find recycled HDPE being used in your public parks (the slides and other outdoor equipment).
Where can I purchase a recycled plastic Adirondack chair?
You can find recycled plastic Adirondack chairs in large-scale furniture outlets and or department stores near you. Due to its large size and inconvenience of delivery, a good reliable source can be Amazon where the item can be shipped directly to your home. I also find amazon to usually have the lowest prices for outdoor furniture. Here are a couple 100% recycled plastic Adirondack chairs for you can consider: