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Fun Facts About Adirondack (Muskoka) Furniture:
• The original chair designs were “play tested” by Lee’s family.
• Patented by Henery Bunnell in 1905 and not by the original creator!
• Though commonly known as the Adirondack Chair it was originally known as the “Westport Plank Chair”.
• Muskoka chair is the Canadian version of the Adirondack chair.
• Muskoka refers to a popular recreational area in southern Ontario.
• The original Adirondack chair was originally created from 11 pieces cut for a single pine plank.
• The 100 degree of the back of the chair worked well on mountain inclines of the Adirondack area.
• The slatted wood design has transferred to other pieces of furniture such as swings, tables, gliders and loveseats.
• The original colors were green and medium dark brown. They still are common today!
• The trademark wide armrest design made the chairs popular in cafes, since they were a convenient place to place a plate or drink when a table wasn’t available.
• Even though plastic is the common material for Adirondack furniture, often the wood grain patterns are retain to retain that original traditional appearance.
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