There are a million reasons to buy a teak Adirondack chair, and this guide will help you pick out the best one for you.
Imagine yourself sitting in your backyard in a sturdy—yet comfy—Adirondack chair. It’s a warm summer afternoon, you’ve got a tall glass of freshly squeezed lemonade sitting on the armrest, and you’re enjoying just taking it easy watching the birds come to rest at your feeder.
Or maybe it’s early autumn, the leaves have just begun to change colors, and you’re enjoying the crisp morning air sitting outside with a hot cup of coffee to enjoy a quiet moment before heading off to work.
You’ve probably heard the reasons why teak wood makes the best outdoor furniture: it’s beautiful, sturdy, long-lasting, and requires little maintenance. But maybe you don’t know anyplace nearby to buy it. Perhaps you’re lucky enough to have a home far out in the countryside, or maybe there just aren’t any teak retailers in your neck of the woods. Luckily we all are living in the 21st century, and you can buy virtually anything over the Internet these days—patio furniture included.
When it comes to teak Adirondack chairs in particular, there’s actually a pretty good selection available for purchase online. A number of different styles are out there, and they come in different price ranges too. So there’s a good chance that you can find the perfect Adirondack for your backyard without even stepping outside.
The Cambridge-Casual Aire Adirondack has has an innovative design with cup-holders built right into the armrests. The base-plate for the cup can also be removed and used as a cover to fill the cup-holder hole, leaving the armrest flat and solid. This nifty design element is by itself probably enough to draw attention. On top of that, these are nice solid hardwood chairs being sold at a competitive price.
Quite possibly my favorite Adirondack chair from a purely aesthetic perspective is the Regency Teak Carmel Adirondack. I love the look of the long tapered back legs and the simple, yet elegant design of the seat and back.
Notice how the design is done very beautifully, with the backrest slightly contoured for more comfort, while the subtle curves of the chair legs gives this piece of furniture a sense of grace that will stand the test of time.
This is one of the most comfy hardwood outdoor chairs you’ll ever encounter. They are not cheap, but the quality of the kiln-dried, grade-A Indonesian teak wood is second to none.
The chairs arrive in a natural state, with no oil or stain treatment to the wood. That’s a good thing, because it allows you make your own decision regarding application with a teak oil or sealer.
For something unique and a bit rustic, check out the Teak West Reclaimed Teak Adirondack Chair. This remarkable outdoor chair comes complete with an ottoman. Unlike most patio furniture that comes from plantation-grown wood, this piece is crafted from reclaimed old-growth teak timber.
Back in the day, teak was a widely used building material. So when old wooden structures are dismantled, the valuable teak wood can be reclaimed and repurposed to make amazing furniture pieces such as this.
As this wood must be sourced rather than spit out at a factory, each reclaimed teak chair is going to be slightly different and beautiful in its own way. A couple of these in the backyard, under an old oak or maple tree would be the perfect complement to any country-style home.
The most expensive chair we’re covering in this article is the Westminster Premium Teak Adirondack Chair. You can order it either with or without the matching footrest. The Westminster has a little bit more contemporary design than the typical Adirondack chair. You can see that the backrest has a backwards bend to its shape and has a unique look. This chair features Mortise and Tenon joinery, while it also comes with a lifetime warranty. If that weren’t enough, Westminster Teak received a “Best Overall” quality rating from the Wall Street Journal. If you want nothing but the most sophisticated and high-class patio chairs, then get a pair of Adirondacks from Westminster.
Anderson Teak is well-known for their high-quality products, and their Teak Adirondack with Ottoman is no exception. This chair and footstool is crafted from grade-A teak, and comes in a natural, unfinished state. This is really the best way to sell teak patio furniture because it puts the power back in the consumer’s hands of whether or not to treat the wood with something like a teak protector or sealant. The design of this set follows a more traditional form. Notice that most of the wood pieces are completely straight, aside from the slope of the footrest. So if you like a very straight forwards design, this Anderson Teak Adirondack should suit you nicely. The price I found it listed for includes the Ottoman, so it’s also quite a good value.