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Choosing the Right Furniture for Your Patio/Balcony Space

April 26, 2018

Spring is in the air and as the weather warms you may be thinking of pool parties and barbeques with loved ones. Outdoor spaces and patios will most likely be the place where you spend a lot of the warmer spring and summer nights. If you’re in the market for some new patio furniture then you’ve come to the right place. Patios hold the promise of relaxation, entertaining, and overall more enjoyment. Buying outdoor furniture involves much the same steps as buying indoor furniture, but there are some additional considerations as well.

Make sure to consider how much space you have, and how it is shaped. Is it a long and narrow balcony or a broad and wide deck? Use the area and shape of your balcony, patio or porch to determine the size of your outdoor furniture. Make sure to leave enough space around your furniture to be able to walk comfortably. Apply the same principles for traffic flow that you would use indoors.

Is your patio or outdoor space exposed to the elements or do you have any overhead covering? Will your furniture rest on soft ground and grass or on a hard surface such as a wooden deck or a paved patio? This helps you choose materials that are a good match for your environment and surroundings. You obviously don’t want a material that won’t stand up to your weather conditions. This is why we recommend our Adirondack chairs. They come in different designs and colors and are sure to withstand even the hardest weather patterns. Some of our customer favorites are listed below:

 

Wooden Adirondack Chair Deluxe Set

  • Adirondack Chair Deluxe Set: The ideal 3-piece set of solid wood Adirondack furniture in one simple offer: one Adirondack Folding Chair, one Adirondack End Table and one Adirondack Footrest at a reduced price when purchased together. Crafted from locally harvested and sustainable solid ash hardwood. For more information on this particular piece, or to purchase, you can visit it here.

  • Adirondack Deluxe Deck Set: The complete Adirondack collection for your deck, dock, or patio in one set and at a reduced package rate: one Adirondack Folding Chair, one Adirondack Love Seat, Coffee Table and End Table. Crafted from locally harvested, sustainable solid ash hardwood. The finishes come in a variety of different colors to match all types of décor. Finishes include: Pure white, lemon yellow, forest green, firehouse red, sky blue, green apple, sturdy brown, and tango orange. For more information on this particular piece, or to purchase, you can visit it here.

The Adirondack chair is probably the most all-around useful style of outdoor furniture. The extra wide armrests are the main reason for this. You can use them for so many different purposes. If you want to a meal in your backyard, the armrest makes a useful mini table. Maybe you just want to sit and watch the sunrise while drinking your morning coffee? Why sit inside when you can enjoy the outdoors and rest your coffee mug on the arm of your Adirondack chair. The armrests are also a perfect place to set down a cold beer or a nice glass of wine when you’re unwinding in the afternoon.

The beauty of our Adirondack chairs is that they can look great on a Florida beachfront property, a North Carolina mountain cottage porch, or on the top of a New York City loft apartment. You’ll be sure to get the most quality chair made from 100% solid wood made in USA. You can even check out folding Adirondack chairs if you’re looking for something that is easily able to be stored away for the Winter months or in case you’re looking for something you just want to pop it in the back of your car to bring back and forth from your Cape house.

 

  • Adirondack Folding Chair: One of the most comfortable outdoor wood Adirondack folding chairs you can buy. Made in the Adirondack region of New York from locally harvested solid ash hardwood with an exceptionally durable finish and rust-resistant hardware – it’s authentic. And it’s built to last. For more information on this particular piece, or to purchase, you can visit it here.

Manchester Wood specializes in natural solid wood furniture made in the USA and can provide your patio or balcony space (or any other room in your house for that matter) with the highest quality craftsmanship while also using the highest-grade woods to be enjoyed for years to come. Plus, it’s a family owned and operated company so you can have satisfaction in knowing that there are family roots and top notch customer service, plus free shipping!

To check out some more styles of Manchester Wood Adirondack chairs or to go shopping visit our website here.

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Youth Adirondack Chair Giveaway: March into Spring!

March 1, 2018

Adirondack Chair Youth GiveawayThis Month’s FREE Raffle Giveaway…

Youth Adirondack Chair

How do you plan on spending spring with your kids (or the kids in your life)?

As springtime comes closer we take a look towards the outdoors and the furniture we’ll use in the joy of the warmer seasons ahead. For our month of March Giveaway we’re offering our Youth Adirondack Chair FREE. The Youth Adirondack Chair is a kid’s variation (ideal for ages 3 to 8) of Manchester Wood’s Adirondack Chairs.

Our Adirondack Chairs are made from solid hardwood and have a very durable exterior acrylic finish. Handcrafted and entirely made in the USA in the Adirondack foothills of New York.

To enter the raffle drawing for a FREE Youth Adirondack Chair email us (newsletter@manchesterwood.com), mention us on Twitter (@manchesterwood), or write on our Facebook wall (facebook.com/ManchesterWood) how you plan on spending spring with your kids (or the kids in your life).

The winner will be drawn at the end of the month!

 

NormaMillArt1Happy Spring!

Ed & Priscilla Eriksen

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The Legacy of the Adirondack Chair and the Rebirth in Local Family Business

April 26, 2017

The Adirondack region is a vast unique wilderness that people visit to experience the centuries-old tradition of outdoor exploration and adventure. Whether you come to hike and breathe the clean mountain air, explore the lakes region or take in the many small villages each with their own unique flare you may notice a common distinctly identifiable item… Distinct Adirondack Furniture.

The story of how this iconic centuries old design came about is true Americana.

The history of the iconic Adirondack chair began with the first design by Thomas Lee in 1903 at the large summer retreat he and his family frequented each summer, a large camp located in Westport, New York, on the banks of Lake Champlain. Lee was a tinkerer. He sought to create outdoor furniture for him and his family for their retreat that was rugged yet comfortable.

All summer long he worked on the design, adjusting the angles, using his family members as his test until he was satisfied. Lee arrived at a design known as the “Westport plank chair”. It doesn’t appear that he had any intention to manufacture the design. At this point they were nothing more than homemade family chairs.

Enter Harry Bunnell a carpenter friend and hunting companion to Lee. As the legend goes, while hunting together in the Autumn of 1903 Bunnell mention that he was in need of winter income. Lee’s (condensed) reply – “Why don’t you make and sell some of those big chairs?” So Lee offered up his design to Bunnell probably thinking he had helped solve his friends’ winter income dilemma. Bunnell began building his version of Lee’s chairs out of hemlock or basswood and staining them in green or medium dark brown. The residents and visitors of Westport fell in love with the design so much that Bunnell was challenged to keep pace with the demand.  In early 1904 (minus Lee’s permission) Bunnell filed for a patent (No. 794,777) on “his” chair design naming it the Westport Plank Chair.

Cliff Pierce - Manchester Wood

Cliff Pierce poses at his wrought iron factory in the 80’s in Upstate New York.

Flash forward sixty years to another tinkerer, a fast-rising businessman Cliff Pierce from Walden, New York.

Pierce had made his way into the Lake George area, through a unique opportunity to purchase a portion of an unkempt lakefront neighborhood for a bargain price. Continue Reading…