It's been over 100 years since the Adirondack Mountains of northeastern New York gave rise to the chair that bears their name. In that time, the Adirondack chair has taken on several different forms which are ideally suited for patio or poolside leisure. One of the most popular of these forms is the Adirondack rocking chair.
From yellow birch wood to recycled milk cartons
Adirondack rocking chairs were traditionally made from yellow birch, a wood that provided strength, a leather-like texture, and reddish color (the heart wood of yellow birch is actually reddish-brown). Wood is still perhaps the most popular material choice for building Adirondack rockers, though consumers can now select from mahogany, teak, cypress, and cedar rocking chairs that provide the same comfort, durability, and tranquility as the yellow birch rockers of the early 20th century.
Other, more modern materials are also available. Plastic Adirondack rocking chairs made from recycled materials are a prime example. Not only is a plastic Adirondack rocking chair an ecologically conscious choice (over 500 plastic containers and bottles can go into the making of one chair), but it's also low maintenance and weather resistant.
Comfort and style
So what makes Adirondack rockers so popular? You'd know if you'd sat in one! The sloped seat and slatted back may not appear fancy or ergonomic, but together they create a tremendously comfortable seating experience. Patios, poolsides, and gardens are some of the spots where these classic chairs can commonly be found.
The selection of rockers at AdirondackChairs.com ranges from kids Adirondack rockers to double rockers that are ideal as garden benches or as casual seating in your favorite backyard BBQ area. Choose from bright, summery colors such as red, blue, yellow, and green, or if you prefer a more natural look, select one of our finished or unfinished wooden Adirondack rocking chairs.
Comfort is definitely the hallmark of an Adirondack rocker, but for an even more luxurious leisure time, visit our Adirondack Chair Cushions section to browse our inventory of colorful seat pads and throw pillows.