New River Adirondack Chairs - Throughout the spring and summertime when folks sit outdoors, talk, nap, or simply watch the sky, a popular selection of seats is your Adirondack Chairs. So, just what's the Adirondack Chair and why's it so popular?
Adirondack Chairs are often found in outdoor settings. In Canada, they tend to get called Muskoka Chairs (the name coming out of the Muskoka District Municipality where it is not uncommon to see many cabins and outdoor seating places).
It is said that Adirondack seats were created by Thomas Lee in 1903 when he needed some outside seats while his family has been on vacation in Westport, New York. The legend says that he cut off eleven slats of wood from 1 piece of wood and place them together to produce the chair.
Lee knew Harry Burnell and he knew that Burnell needed a while and gave him that the blueprint to get the chair. The seat was initially called a Westport chair. Burnell filed a patent for the design and did not contain Lee in the patent.