How it all began
I started building Adirondack chairs because I wanted some for my own garden and nobody in the UK made them the way I wanted. Then my neighbours and friends saw them and wanted some for themselves. And thus Adirondack Outdoors came into being
The whole thing started in the garage at home and grew from there. I have now built many thousands of chairs and other items of outdoor furniture. Things are a bit different from the way they were in the garage. But I still try and build every piece as though it was going to a friends garden.
How we make chairs
I make all the furniture myself, here in the UK. There are no imported kits and no middlemen.
I buy good quality timber from reputable UK suppliers. I then cut, shape and finish every piece myself. This process means that I inspect and check each piece several times while I build your furniture. I know that selecting the best timber is how I can offer the best quality furniture.
The materials we use
All the timbers that are naturally durable. This means that they will give a long service life without the need for any chemical treatments or protections. Iroko and Oak are about the same in durability and you can expect either to have a useful life of 15-20 years. Western Red Cedar is a little less durable but should still give about 8-10 years of service.
I use first quality stainless steel fittings throughout. This ensures that the joints stay firm and stable for as long as possible and minimises the kind of staining that cheaper coated steel fittings can cause. Where glue is needed I use top quality waterproof outdoor adhesives, again helping to maximise the lifespan of your furniture.