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The 3 Best Woods For Adirondack Chairs

Polyester wooden chairs: Polywood is not real wood, but many people can't tell the difference from high-quality wood chairs.

This organic choice is made of recycled plastic, HDPE (high-density polyethylene) plastic that has been disinfected and pressed into a strong and durable cardboard.

Best Woods for Adirondack Chairs

Using Polywood offers many benefits in addition to reducing deforestation and reducing carbon dioxide emissions. Also, it quite literally does not require maintenance.


Before I go on, are you interested in constructing your own Adirondack chairs at home? You can use a cutting tool like this. Aside from Polywood, here are some of the best woods for Adirondack chairs:

1. Oak

Oak is one of the best woods for Adirondack chairs on the market.

Generally, oak is durable, solid and beautiful to look at it, but it can have an inconsistent tone. If oak is your favorite, make sure to paint it, re-paint it and seal it to preserve the beauty of the wood.

2. Cedar

Best Woods For Adirondack Chairs

A popular wood that in some ways lies between pine and teak. It is naturally insect-resistant and has a natural and decomposing oil in the core that protects it from insect infestation and decomposition.

It's an excellent option for those living in a humid climate, as the cedar adapts to the humid conditions. This wood is ideal for those living in the Pacific Northwest.

Cedar naturally matures to a gray color, but you can apply a stain and sealant to keep the red glow.

Cedar and pine chairs certainly look valuable. If you do not mind a small service here and there and live in a humid climate and love the red color, cedar is perfect for you.

3. Pine

Pine Adirondack chairs are very popular because of their availability. Many people prefer the brightness of an unfinished pine. Over time, it matures naturally to a silvery gray colour.

Pine is not very resistant to wear, dents and scratching, and so it is advisable to finish them every one or two years max to protect the wood and extend its useful life.


You now have plenty of great options (and you can get more info here) for Adirondack Chairs. Pick one (or more) and enjoy!

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