piece of our furniture is carefully custom-crafted to the
highest standards so you can enjoy years of soothing
Although each piece of our furniture is hand sanded, it is
unfinished. You must apply the finish of your choice as soon as
possible. There is a virtually unlimited variety of methods and
colors you can choose, so we recommend that you talk to the
specialists at your local paint or hardware store for their
suggestions on the best finish for your area and the
reapplication requirements for the finish you choose. As a very
broad rule-of-thumb, finish your furniture the same way you
would finish the exterior of your house or an outside deck.
recommend applying a sealant as soon as possible. You can purchase this with
a stain already in the sealant, or you can select a clear coat
sealant, which will maximize the natural colors of the wood.
Be sure to select a sealant that offers both UV and water
To keep your Adirondack furniture clean, you can either use a
good wood cleaner, mild soap with warm water, or ask your local
paint or hardware specialist to recommend a cleaner that is best
suited to the finish you have chosen for your furniture.
If you live in colder climates you should store your furniture
under cover during the winter months. An unheated garage or
basement or an open, but covered porch is just fine. If you use
a tarp or similar covering, be sure the furniture is completely
dry before storing. In all storage situations, try to set the
legs on something that keeps them off the ground or floor.
Our pine furniture is made of northern white pine harvested from
sustainable managed forests located within the Adirondack Park. White
pine is a strong, yet extremely light and durable wood.
Pine chairs offer a great value due to the abundance of the
wood. Properly sealed, you can expect years of comfort and
enjoyment from an inexpensive pine product.
Cedar is a fantastic value that provides a lifetime of
enjoyment. An stain/sealant should be applied to
enhance the natural rot resistance of the wood. Left
unstained, cedar will weather to a silvery gray color. You
can choose to use a Clear Coat sealant to allow the natural
aging process to occur. The wood is extremely light and
very strong. Cedar is rather unaffected by humidity,
making it a natural choice for outdoor furniture.
Both cedar and cypress are prone to checking, a process
whereby shrinking wood will show splits. You may notice
this in overhead beams, that show splits. This is not a
defect and does not undermine the strength of the wood, but is a