Exclusive US Importers of Canadian Manitloulin Island White Cedar.
Northern White Cedar has been long noted for its durability under punishing conditions. With its smooth and splinter free surface it has been the choice for quality outdoor furniture for generations. Made in the USA.
Nothing beats the soft, absorbent and insulating feel of White Cedar. It's cool to the touch on a hot sunny day and warm to the feel on a chilly evening. The non-slip surface is comfortable with a towel or a blanket. No static electricity.
The natural surface of White Cedar will weather to a silver grey patina.
White Cedar exhibits not only resistance to decay but also surface degradation like splintering or warping. The furniture is light and strong.
Soap and water once or twice a year does it. No chemicals or re-finishing needed. No need for indoor storage, just keep in an area that will remain relatively dry and free from sitting water. Full sun is fine.
Painted or varnished are also great options for White Cedar. Indoor finish available as well.
The Adirondack chair gets its name from the Adirondack Mountain range in upstate NY. One legend speculates that the name was chosen for the chair because guests of a convalescent home for tuberculosis patients in the Adirondack Mountains enjoyed sitting in the chair to take in the therapeutic fresh mountain air.
In fact, its name wasn’t always so—and it isn’t the only name that the chair goes by today. It was originally dubbed the Westport plank chair, as in Westport, New York—where the design was patented (more on that story shortly).
Canadians might know the chair as the Muskoka chair, named after the beloved Muskoka cottage country that many Ontarians flock to every summer. French-Canadians have another name for it still: the Laurentian chair (chaise des Laurentides), named after a region in Quebec.
The year is 1903, and a man named Thomas Lee is in Westport, New York, vacationing with his loved ones. He was on a mission to construct the perfect outdoor chair that will allow him to take in the sights of Lake Champlain, in all her glory. This is, at least, how the story goes.
Mr. Lee built the prototype of the Adirondack chair that we know it today. No detail was overlooked: to give you an idea of the attention to detail, he even constructed the seat on a slant, making it compatible with the sloped Westport terrain. Even if you perch your Westport chair on the side of a mountain, the slant will allow you to look straight on to the horizon.