New! Hardwood Adirondack Chairs

New stock of French Knot's beautiful Adirondack style deck chairs has just arrived! Made from solid hardwood with a longlasting white painted finish, these are just $154.95 each. Also available in sets with matching side tables and footstools.hop Adirondack Chairs Now

Stylish Adirondack Chairs Available Online - The Perfect Outdoor Chair

These beautiful classic American outdoor chairs that are sometimes called a Cape Cod chair have been designed based on the classic Westport chair that was created at the turn of the 20th century. The outdoor chairs that we are offering are made from hardwood and painted white with 3 coats of quality outdoor paint.

Outdoor Chairs

These outdoor chairs look perfect on the beach or in your garden. Each outdoor adirondack chair features wide flat armrests that are perfect for placing a cool drink on while you enjoy the ambiance of your outdoor space. We also have some beautiful tables that go perfectly with your adirondack chairs. The outdoor tables are also wooden and have matching paint to the chairs.

If you want to get that Hamptons holiday feel with an Adirondack chair you can check out the French Knot homewares online listing here. Why buy one adirondack online when a matching pair or a set would be twice as good!

History of the Adirondack Chair

The design (sometimes called the Cape Cod, Muskoka or frog chair) of the adirondack chair developed from a design that was originally known as the Westport that was an outdoor chair that was created by a man called Thomas Lee in 1903. Thomas Lee had a country cottage in the New York state town of Westport (near the Adirondack mountains) and he had been looking for quite some time for some comfortable outdoor furniture that he could use on the porch of his cottage.

Cape Cod Chairs - Beautiful Outdoor Furniture

Thomas Lee built a number of different prototypes of these outdoor cape cod chairs that were tested out on his family members. Each prototype was built from knot free timber that had been cut from the same tree. Of all of the prototypes tested the family liked a particular one with wide armrests and the gentle recline that we see in the modern version. Lee then settled on this prototype to take forward.
Lee showed the version of the outdoor adirondack chairs that he had settled on to a local carpenter called Harry Bunnell that he was quite friendly with. Bunnell saw the potential in the design and started manufacturing calling the design the Westport Chair. Bunnell then applied for a US patent on the design and manufactured the Westport for the next 20 years or so.
In 1938 a man called Irving Wolpin applied for a US patent for a design that featured a more modern look with a rounded back and a more contoured seat. This design is closer in look to the modern outdoor Adirondacks or Cape Cod chairs that we see today.
Today there are a huge number of designs and variations of that original "Westport" including a rocking adirondack chair and an outdoor swing chair however they are all quite identifiable and feature those recognisable slats and the contoured seat.

Where To Make Use Of Your Adirondacks

Adirondack chairs are a fantastic addition to any garden, offering a blend of style and functionality that enhances outdoor living spaces. These outdoor chairs, known for their unique design with wide armrests and slanted backs, provide a comfortable seating option for enjoying the outdoors. Here’s how you can utilise Adirondacks in your garden to create inviting outdoor areas.

Firstly, consider positioning your Adirondacks in a quiet corner of your garden to create a peaceful retreat. Ideal for outdoor reading or simply enjoying the natural surroundings, these outdoor chairs can transform an ordinary garden corner into a serene outdoor getaway. Adding outdoor cushions can enhance the comfort and add a splash of color to your outdoor decor.

Another great use for Adirondacks is around an outdoor fire pit or fireplace. Arranging several chairs in a semi-circle provides the perfect outdoor setup for evening gatherings with family or friends. This outdoor arrangement encourages conversation and makes the most of your outdoor heating source during cooler months.

For those who love the sun or relaxing under the sky, placing Adirondacks on an outdoor lawn area is ideal. Their sturdy design makes them suitable for grassy surfaces, where they can be easily moved around to catch the best outdoor sunlight throughout the day.

Adirondacks also work well on outdoor patios or decks. Pairing them with an outdoor table can create an informal outdoor dining area, perfect for barbecues or casual meals. This setup utilises the wide armrests of the Adirondack chair, which is perfect for holding drinks or small plates, enhancing your outdoor dining experience.

Here at French Knot Decor we have chosen an adirondack design that is both functional and visually appealing. Our adirondack is made from hardwood and painted with UV resistant outdoor paint to ensure that you will be enjoying them for many warm summer nights. 
We also offer some stylish and functional matching outdoor tables which would be perfect for putting your drinks or snacks on while you are sitting on your adirondack and making the most of the great Australian outdoors.



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