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The Adirondack Rocking Chair: The Perfect Porch Chair

You've got to hand it to Grandma's old rocking chair: After being perched on the porch for 40-odd years, the wood has somehow managed to keep itself together. Never mind that you have to ease into it slowly (the creaks and cracks are part of the charm); forget that the rag-tag cushion is worn so thin it might as well not be there at all. It's a front porch fixture, a cultural icon the practice of rocking on the porch while watching the world go by is as American as apple pie.

The Adirondack chair is equally iconic, although its domain has traditionally been the back porch rather than the front. With its easily recognizable, clean lines and a reputation for low maintenance, this unique chair style has been adored for more than a hundred years. Now, as many people are discovering, homeowners can enjoy both of these slices of Americana at once with the Adirondack rocking chair.

Adirondack rocking chairs combine the classic comfort of the traditional Adirondack with the functionality of Grandma's rocking chair, creating a piece of furniture that just may be the perfect porch chair. Here's a look at why:

  • Maximum Comfort
    In days past, homeowners would spend hours at a stretch rocking on the front porch, waving at passers-by and reading or performing other small tasks. Thus, it was especially important to choose a rocker that could not only withstand the wear and tear but that provided proper support and comfort to minimize wear and tear on the body. While most Americans can no longer afford to while away such long stretches of time, a quality porch chair should still provide enough comfort to entice people off of their cushioned sofas and out into the fresh air. This is a big reason why many homeowners are partial to Adirondack rocking chairs.
    High-backed, with a generously sloped seat and wide arm rests, the Adirondack rocking chair has all of the essential features of the original Adirondack style. At first glance, it may seem a curious design for a chair, prompting observers to wonder, "How can I possibly sit in it comfortably?" But that's only because they haven't tried it out yet. The Adirondack rocking chair's tall backrest and low seat provide natural lumbar support, allowing a comfortable, easy recline. Wide armrests are another highly prized feature of Adirondack rocking chairs.
  • Durability
    The simple yet sturdy design of the Adirondack rocking chair carries a reputation for quality craftsmanship. By tradition, Adirondack chairs were made from yellow birch, a plentiful and durable material. Today, wood remains the primary medium for the chairs. Adirondack rocking chairs can be made of cypress, cedar, aspen, alder and other hardy woods, which are resilient to wind, rain and changes in temperature or moisture. Most Adirondack rocking chairs are naturally resistant to insects and rot, as well. When properly cared for, an Adirondack rocking chair can last for decades, even out on the front porch.
  • Low-Maintenance, Earth-Friendly Options
    Adirondack rocking chairs can also be made out impenetrable plastic lumber created from recycled materials. Some brands boast that nearly 500 plastic water bottles and containers are used when constructing a chair that's about as eco-friendly as porch furniture can get. Not only are recycled plastic Adirondack rocking chairs lightweight and resilient, they are also easy to maintain. They do not rot; fading is nonexistent, as the color is UV-stabilized; and they're easy to clean with mild soap and water.
    When you're looking for porch or patio furniture, you want to make sure it's affordable, durable, comfortable and attractive. Adirondack rocking chairs meet all of those criteria. The fresh, classic style of the Adirondack rocking chair will add simplicity and charm to your porch and is available in a variety of colors.

Grandma's rocker can't begin to compete with the comfort an Adirondack rocking chair provides. In fact, down in the southern states, thousands of people are seen "Adirondacking" outside of grocery stores, malls and picnic areas.