Teak Adirondack chairs
The teak Adirondack chair is a classic piece of American furniture. Simple in design but always in style, teak Adirondack chairs should have a place in every American home, next to the BBQ and American Flag. Images of teak Adirondack chairs come to mind when thinking about lazy summer days spent on the front porch or at the beach. A true American invention, the Adirondack chair has stood the test of time. Make every day a memorable one by winding down in the comfort of a teak Adirondack chair.

Adirondack Chair History
The Adirondack chair was designed in 1903 by Thomas Lee in Westport, New York. Westport happened to be in the Aridondack Mountains, from which the Adirondack chair name arose. Over the years since the first Adirondack chair was designed there have been modifications and enhancements to Adirondack chair construction. However the characteristic features of Adirondack chairs remain. These Adirondack chair hallmarks include the straight back and seat with wide arm rests. And of course no chair would be a true Adirondack without an all wood construction. Today the Adirondack chair remains an important outdoor furniture fixture in homes and cabins all across America.

Why Teak Wood?
Of the many Adirondack chair wood choices why should you consider teak? First it is important to understand a little bit more about where teak wood comes from and what makes it special. Teak comes from a tropical hardwood tree that is native to south and southeast Asia. Teak is an amazing wood, perfectly suited for use in outdoor furniture. Teak wood has a high natural oil content. This along with its tight grain and strong tensile strength make it a go to choice for outdoor furniture. This is because these components make teak very resistant to rot and decay from being out in the elements. In addition, teak is highly resistant to insects and parasites too! If left to weather without re oiling, teak wood will turn to a beautiful silver gray.  Maintaining teak adirondack chairs in their beautiful honey brown hue cane easily be done.  See our how to care for teak adirondack chairs page for more details.

Types of Teak Adirondack Chairs
Taking cues from the original Adirondack chair design, you can now find a number of different styles of Adirondack chair as well as accessories to compliment each one. Rocking and chaise lounge style Adirondack chairs are the most common variations. Footrests for Adirondack chairs are also a nice additional comforting accessory. Slight variations in the shape of the backrest or seat of teak Adirondack chairs are very common today, but the main look and feel of an Adirondack chair never goes away.

When choosing a teak Adirondack chair for your home consider one that is made from sustainably harvested teak. The best way to ensure this is the case is to look for the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) logo. Teak wood harvested under the guidelines of the FSC is more environmentally friendly as FSC standards require strict forest management and environmental, social and economic responsibility.

Teak Adirondack chairs, with their curved backrest, and wide arm rests beckon you to relax with a cold drink and enjoy the sunset.