About Our Adirondack Chairs
There are two hallmark features that make an authentic Adirondack chair according to experts; a three foot raked back and wide arms. We build all of our original chairs with thick wide arms, roomy seats, tall 3 foot raked backs and thick sturdy legs. To help withstand the elements of Mother Nature we use galvanized, stainless or bronze carriage bolts to attach our front legs to the seat and the back of the arms to the backs. We attach the seat and back slats as well as the front of the arms with powder coated Durafast wood screws and premium outdoor Titebond III wood glue. We use Cypress, Mahogany, Red Western Cedar, Ipe and Treated Yellow Pine woods for our chairs because each wood is durable as well as strong. We go an extra step by hand selecting all our lumber stock looking for board straightness, no surface damage and free of undesirable knots.
Proper Wood Dimensions Make Our
Adirondack Chairs Balanced And Long Lasting
We do not build our chairs with stick legs or narrow back boards with large gaps between them. We use thick one and a half inch thick boards for the front and back legs which provides more surface area to screw and glue down the seat and arm boards. This makes our chairs tough and sturdy and less likely to split out over time. Now what about the all important Adirondack chair arms? All our original designs feature traditional wide one inch thick arms because simply put they make the classic American iconic chair what it is; without them you would not have that perfect spot to place your drink, plate of food, book or anything else. It is our goal to make our chairs well balanced, eye catching as well as strong and long lasting.
No Two Chairs Are Exactly Alike - Each One Is Unique
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 use 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. You might say your chair is a unique piece.