I really should have known better.
You see, I thought Adirondack chairs were easy.
They all look about the same. Some are made out of real wood, others, poly lumber. They have occupied the southern porches and patios of North Carolina for as long as I can remember. But when my company finally began making chairs of their own, I came to realize just how complicated Adirondacks are.
Every connection is hand tested to ensure a perfect fit. There are no half-measures in the wood shop. Each chair either meets the exacting standards of quality, or it is discarded into the recycling bin.
For all its abilities and benefits, our chair making robot can’t think beyond hard corners and exact measurements. Our carpenters provide the human touch, softening the hard edges of each part of the chair, ensuring no sharp edges protrude from any part of the design.
So far, I’ve learned that each complicated aspect of an Adirondack chair’s construction ends up making for a better chair. I’m learning more about these complications every day, and I’m appreciating these beautiful pieces of furniture more than ever.
There’s more to say, but I’ll write more about them another time. If you’d like to know more in the mean time, you can check them out here via Adirondack Chairs Only.