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Adirondack--the Hottest New (Old) Trend In Outdoor Furniture

It's not a huge surprise that an American classic such as the Adirondack Chair has made such a great come back in only the last few years. This retro craze is spreading quickly since folks across America are electing to spend more free time relaxing and kicking back in a faithfully designed outdoor living area. I myself remember as a six year old, sliding into one of these great old chairs, with my feet swinging just over the edge, while grandpa and I peeled the apples we picked and discussed the warm apple pie mounded with melting vanilla ice cream that we just knew granny would have for us after we had supper. Balancing a cool lemonade on the wide arm rest, the breeze was warm and mellow. When Grandpa told his stories it made time fly by. It really is no big mystery why we like to relax outdoors, whether it's out on the patio, out on the porch where you can watch the neighborhood go by, in your garden area, or on your deck. There isn't a better way to do that than to slide into a deep seated, familiar, high backed Adirondack and just leave your cares behind.

You'll be happy and surprised to find a great variety of Adirondack furniture available now. Not only has the original design withstood the test of time, but the Adirondack sensation has exploded with a wonderful supply of finishes, styles, material, and colors. Classic Adirondack furniture is built out of wood that is known for resisting insects and decay such as cypress, red or white cedar, oak, or cherry. The wood that is chosen varies by location around the country as do specific furniture designs. A hot new addition to traditional Adirondack is lawn furnishings built using polymer "lumber" that's literally made out of plastic recycled packaging, milk cartons, and other things. This isn't only an environmentally friendly way to purchase your furniture, but you will also have some advantages with ease of care, longevity, durableness, and your colors won't fade because the pigment is mixed all the way through the plastic resin with UV inhibitors to protect it.

So just where exactly did this little part of American culture come from? Actually, it comes from the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York. This style was common among the several resorts and mountain hide aways that were so popular back in the day. By the 40's you could find Adirondack almost every place. The furniture trend began to spread to the south and quickly headed west . As the Adirondack style got more and more popular, and found its way around the country, regional influences started showing up. The furniture design was used in a large assortment of outdoor furniture styles including; porch swings, gliders, benches, rocking chairs, and because of our French Canadian neighbors, a conversation piece they call the "tete a tete" which literally translates; "head to head". This nostalgic design incorporates two chairs with a table between them built as one piece. What a pleasant way to spend a warm Summer afternoon with somebody you love!

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Tim Fuller is a marketing consultant for http://www.myoutdoorfurnishings.com from Snohomish Washington that has 26 years of experience in customer service and retail. Read information and tips on garden furniture.


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