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10% Off Adirondack Furniture Sale

April 1, 2015

Adirondack Furniture Sale

Get the deck and yard set-up! 10% Off All Adirondack Furniture on ManchesterWood.com now through April!

“As authentic as it gets…” Adirondack chairs and other Adirondack furniture items made in the very foothills of the Adirondack mountains in which the design was first created in Upstate New York. An iconic outdoor furniture staple. The perfect outdoor dining and lounging sets made available. Made with real solid hardwood, and handcrafted at our mill to order with Free Shipping Always on every order.

Enjoy 10% off this early Spring on the entire collection, which includes Adirondack High Top Chairs and Dining Tables, our Deluxe Deck Set, and of course, the iconic folding Adirondack Chair. Simply type “MWADK” at checkout.

Offer ends April 30th, so take advantage now as you start thinking outdoors at home!

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History of Adirondack Chair

May 14, 2014

At Manchester Wood we pride ourselves on recreating and honoring the history of Adirondack chairs. Our hardwood folding Adirondack chair is it’s refinement.

History of Adirondack Chair

Manchester Wood’s first Adirondack Chair, 1984-85.

The History of Adirondack ChairThe first Adirondack chair was designed by Thomas Lee while vacationing in Westport, New York, in the Adirondack Mountains in 1903. Needing outdoor chairs for his summer home, he tested his early efforts on his family. After arriving at a final design for a “Westport plank chair,” he offered it to a carpenter friend in Westport in need of a winter income, Harry Bunnell. Bunnell saw the commercial potential of such an item being offered to Westport’s summer residents, and apparently without asking Lee’s permission filed for and received a U.S. patent in 1905. Bunnell manufactured hemlock plank “Westport chairs” for the next twenty years, painted in green or medium dark brown, and individually signed by him.

Originally the chair was called the Westport Plank Chair, but was renamed the Adirondack Chair after the mountain range Westport is located in; the Adirondacks.

The style has also been adapted to other types of furniture, such as swing gliders and love seats.

(via Wikipedia)

The History of our Adirondack Chair … father-in-law to current President and Founder of Manchester Wood, Clifford Pierce – a decorated veteran as well as an entrepreneur – he had already founded a successful steel-crafting business prior to founding his woodworking company – Cliff became interested in Adirondack chairs during summers spent with his family at their lakefront camp on Lake George in New York, just a few country miles from “the mill” (Manchester Wood). Continue Reading…

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Adirondack Chair: 3 Steps To Ready Yours This Spring

April 8, 2014

Adirondack Chair - Manchester WoodOwn a Manchester Wood folding Adirondack Chair? Here are 3 simple steps to get it ready this spring!

Our classic folding Adirondack chair is made of American hardwood and finished with a rugged weather-resistant acrylic paint. However sometimes maintenance is necessary in keeping this authentic solid wood outdoor furniture piece in top condition as the seasons pass. So this spring, as you bring your Manchester Wood Adirondack chairs out to greet the warmer weather, here are a few simple steps we recommend.

  1. Clean by wiping any accumulated dirt or dust off from storage with a solution of warm soapy water and a soft cloth.

  2. Rinse thoroughly with clean water and dry thoroughly too.

  3. Does it need a touch-up? Our high quality Adirondack chair was finished with an exterior paint from Sherwin-Williams.  If you need to touch-up any of your pieces visit the Sherwin-Williams store nearest you and tell them you need a high quality exterior acrylic paint. The original color can be matched there.

And lastly, enjoy it! We hope the warmer months ahead bring you many great memories on your deck, dock, or patio this year in our Adirondack chairs. Be sure to check out our entire Adirondack collectionyou’ll find new dining sets!

Have any good tips on taking care of your Adirondack chairs? Let us know in the comments section below!