Building Our Original Chairs
There are two hallmark features that make an authentic Adirondack chair according to experts; a three foot raked back and wide arms. This is why we build all of our original chairs with thick wide arms, roomy seats, tall 3 foot raked backs and thick sturdy legs. We use Cypress, Mahogany, Red Western Cedar, Ipe and Treated Yellow Pine woods because each is durable as well as strong. To help withstand the elements of Mother Nature we use galvanized, stainless or bronze carriage bolts to attach our front legs and arms to the back brace board. We attach the seat and back slats with either stainless steel or powder coated wood screws and premium Titebond III outdoor wood glue.
Proper Wood Dimensions For Balance And Durability
No two pieces of wood are exactly the same. This is why it is best for us to assemble our chairs one at a time. Using this type of detailed craftsmanship allows us to make sure that each and every Clarks Original that leaves our shop goes together correctly and is our best. We are very confident that when you get ready to assemble your chair it will go together the way it is suppose too.