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Adirondack Porch Swing

A Timeless Design For Maximum Comfort

An Adirondack porch swing, like an Adirondack chair, is timeless in design while offering a comfortable place to relax. Although the design varies little, you still have lots of options from which to choose.

Designed by Thomas Lee in 1903 to sit on hillsides the original Adirondack chair was made from one board cut into eleven pieces. Adirondack swing and chair features include a straight back and a slanted flat seat with wide armrests.



Today; however, you are more apt to find Adirondack swings and chairs with rounded backs and contoured seats thanks to Irving Wolpin. He received a patten for the modification in 1938.

But, like most things - there's more to the story - see below.


Adirondack Porch Swing Options

We found these Adirondack swings at Hayneedle.com and also found a very nice variety on Fifthroom right here..
Classic adirondack porch swing from Hayneedle.com

A classic adirondack swing



White porch swing from Hayneedle.com

Call me in about three hours to come in



You can find a variety of Adirondack swings on Fifthroom or check out Hayneedle, too.



Adirondack porch swing from Hayneedle.com

Rustic and chunky. Perfect for a log cabin or timber frame home.



Adirondack porch swing from Hayneedle.com

Maybe maintenance free even!



You can find Adirondack porch swings similar to this at Fifthroom right here.



These porch swings are made from a variety of materials like distinctive, beautiful Cypress wood. Cyprus is durable, weather resistant, and naturally rot resistant. Other materials include aspen, cedar, teak, and recycled plastic.

Explore the pros and cons of each type of material, but no matter, an adirondack swing will be a big hit on your porch.



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Adirondack swings and chairs are also easy to decorate with porch swing cushions.To make your Adirondack swing complete, don't forget to consider using Adirondack chairs and perhaps a table to complement your porch decor.


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Adirondack Chairs - What You May Not Know

Here's something you probably don't know about the famous Adirondack chair...

After arriving at a final design for his "Westport plank chair," Thomas Lee, the original designer, gave the design to his friend, Harry Bunnell, an unemployed carpenter to help him through the winter months. Bunnell realized that it would sell well to the residents of Westport, a town in the Adirondacks.

So...being the enterprising entrepreneur that he was, he patented the design without Thomas Lee's knowledge. He called them "Westport Chairs" and made them out of hemlock for the next twenty years!

Extract Of U.S. Patten US794777 A Submitted by Harry Bunnell

"Be it known that I, HARRY C. BUNNELL, a citizen of the United States, residing at Westport, in the county of Essex and the State of New York, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Chairs, of which the following is a specification.

The object of this invention is a chair of the bungalow type adapted for use on porches, lawns, at camps, and also adapted to be converted into an invalids chair.

A further object of the invention is to produce a strong durable chair adapted to withstand rough usage and exposure to the weather."
- extracted from US Patten US794777 A

picture of adirondack chair design for u.s.patten
Bunnel's Drawings Submitted For U.S. Patten
From US Patten US794777 A
















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