What’s the Big Deal About Adirondack Chairs and Porch Swings?

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What’s the Big Deal About Adirondack Chairs and Porch Swings?

Adirondack chairs are older than sliced bread- they are a piece of classic Americana. Created in the early 20th century, they were comfortable, cheap, and easy to make. They were a hit and have remained, in the minds of many, to be the very definition of “patio chair” or “outdoor chair.” The adaption to porch swings was obvious- what’s simpler than hanging America’s favorite outdoor chair by a couple chains?

The Origins of America’s Signature Chair

Most people today have seen the iconic Adirondack design- with the rounded back and curved seat. They may not be able to call it by name, but everyone knows someone with a chair like this.


The success of the Adirondack was its simple comfort. The contoured seat, wide arm rests, and angled recline gave everyone a way to relax and read, chat, or roast marshmallows around a campfire. Over a hundred years later, they are still the standard for outdoor furniture and sold all around the world in a diversity of colors and sizes.

What do you need to know about buying them?

Buying an Adirondack chair or porch swing isn’t hazardous or dangerous- but you’re likely to get what you pay for. Use these rules when you’re looking to get your own Adirondack:

  • Cheap isn’t always better. Treat the price like what the seller wants you to pay, not what it’s worth. If two products are made of the same materials have the same design, the cheaper one will do.
  • Materials make a difference. Swings can be made of many materials: recycled plastic, treated wood, untreated wood, cedar, pine, etc. We recommend recycled plastic for its safety, ease of maintenance, and resistance to fading color.
  • Pick a place to hang your swing before purchasing. Depending on the level of assembly and shipping, getting your porch swing functional may be a hassle. Take measurements and guarantee everything will fit where it’s meant to BEFORE your place your order.
  • Don’t overdo it. There are a lot of chairs and porch swings out there. Don’t let the diversity of designs, materials, sizes, and colors distract from what you’re looking for. You can find the clean, classic look anywhere.
  • Trust the reviews. There are no experts on porch swings and chairs. The people who have bought them before you, whether they’re friends, family, or strangers on the internet, can often give you the best judge of value for the product.

What do we offer?

We offer products with durable value- comfortable, fashionable, and resistant to wear. Our commitment to quality, long-lasting furniture is the basis for all our work with our vendors. Here are a couple of our premium Adirondack products:


Our LuxCraft Adirondack 4ft Recycled Plastic Porch Swing is one of our best-sellers. It is designed to be maintenance-free and customizable in plenty of colors. Assembly is easy, and the swing is resistant to fading, bugs, and bacteria.


The LuxCraft Royal Recycled Plastic Adirondack Chair has all the same benefits you can expect from the recycled plastic and Adirondack design, but with almost double the number of colors to choose from. Getting a set of these to put in your backyard will be as inviting as the sweet smell of BBQ.


Check out more of our Adirondack products here, or contact us today if you have a request or suggestion, or if you’ve purchased one of our products and you’re not satisfied.

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  • Jordan Van Maanen
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