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The Adirondack Family

Do you remember how I told you about how old Tom Lee took his BIG family to the Adirondacks for a long, long break - a particularly well earned break for his wife I suspect !

And then how he beavered away to make enough chairs for them to sit on.

Then - many, many splintered bums later - he came up with the Adirondack Chair.

Well the ‘Widemarsh Team’ and I have gone a little further than old Tom.

We’ve produced an Adirondack Family.

The Adirondack <i>Family</i>

Well, it’s quite understandable that he stopped at perfecting one chair - his family would probably have stomped off home if he had started making benches, stools and higher chairs out of pallets too.

Posteriors can only stand so much prototype testing !

Incidentally you may have noticed a different ‘finish’ on our original chair to our new bench, stools and ‘High’ Adirondack.
That’s because it’s the one Widemarsh made for us last year, and it’s weathered beautifully.
O.K., O.K. I know I promised to paint it, and I promised to do more ironing too - but I had my fingers crossed !

With all of the Adirondack family we will send out what we really believe is the easiest to use, most environmentally friendly and the longest lasting wood preservative - the 'Lifetime' wood treatment. It's so easy to apply, mix the powder with water, and just put it on.

That's it - no more, not ever, it's a lifetime treatment, and it won't hurt a living thing
( apart from all that stuff that causes wood rot of course !)
You can still stain or paint your 'Adirondacks' when they are dry, we did ( but that's another story *.)

The new chair in our family is one we have designed for people who like to sit up that bit higher.

The seat is about 6” higher, and Joe is finding this chair is becoming his favourite.
It is so much easier to get out of after a glass of wine - or two !

It’s designed with extra strengthening on the legs and, cross braces front and back.
So it’s really, really stable.

So’s Joe, most of the time !

It can come with a specially designed stool too, but don’t rush me.

Will get to the stools in a minute !

It’s a real dogs life !

Double Seater Adirondack Bench

This genteelly elegant ‘Double Seater’ is far to refined to be called a BENCH !

I just love the look of our Adirondack Benches.....
seem to see two old friends sitting down together for a quiet, ruminative chat in the garden.
( or even better - a good gossip !)

However, I should tell you, these pictures in our garden did not come without some discussion !

Joe had decided that what was needed to really show the wonderful design off was a young model lounging on a bench nearly in her bikini.

However, after the “discussion” he agreed that perhaps it would be more sensible not to press the issue because :-

a) we couldn’t afford it and

b) he became fully aware that if he really felt it essential, and went to interview some candidates, his voice would be raised a few octaves ......... permanently !

Courtesy of Daisy’s IT skills, not our hopeful “ David Bailey” !

These sturdy, hand built Double Seaters really are as comfortable as the chairs .....

......... and sometimes you just want some company !

Daisy would let me

Oh, please let me

Just for two minutes

You try and get me down !

As with all our ‘Adirondack Family’ only FSC certified timber is used for our Double Seater.

It’s carefully planed and hand sanded to a lovely smooth and natural finish just right for painting, but it does look quite lovely ageing ‘au naturel’.

( It’s certainly quite smooth enough for au naturel sitting - if you get my meaning ! )

The Adirondack Bench with stool

After all that digging, all that dog walking and all that Ice Cream eating it’s now time to throw off your shoes, and put your feet up !

( Guess which one of the three Daisy really did !)

Now for something really exotic - an Adirondack ‘Push Me Pull You’
( Come on, you can remember Dr Doolittle too - be honest !!)

An Adirondack Love Seat

What do you think of the garden ? ( Oh all right - we took this picture in the grounds of Joseph Banks ancestral home ‘Hergest Croft’on one of their many Charity Days. )

These “Love Seats”, ‘cos that’s what the Victorians called them, really do have a whole range of specialised uses.

You cannot stop looking at each other.

You simply can’t say another civil word to the Mother-in-Law.

You love the Sun, but he’s thinking of his complexion.

You want to keep your nibbles to yourself - and the wine.

You are going to arm wrestle for who’s driving home tonight.

You could challenge him to a game of chess - but he might win !

In actual fact, there is plenty of room for you each to have a bottle of wine each, and have your own nibbles - in fact plenty of room for each of you to have a roast dinner !

This ‘Love Seat’ really is a practical addition to your garden, you do not really need a table with one of these around, and they are just as comfortable as any other seat in our Adirondack Family.

Think ‘Love Seat’ is probably the wrong name though !

Holding hands is all that is comfortably possible.

But perhaps that’s just what the Victorians intended !

‘Love Seat’ perhaps a bit too exotic for you ?

How about some really serious sitting !

Adirondack Bench with Middle Table

For eating, drinking, thinking - or just sitting !

Cannot quite think of the right name for this bench.

Put very simply it’s a really, really comfortable way to take all the essentials into the garden for a bit of really serious relaxing.

Plenty of room for books, papers, sandwiches, ice buckets and chocolates - just chill out and pretend you simply did not hear the ‘phone !

O.K., O.K. I know the lawn needs cutting.

It’s been very wet, the mower wouldn’t start, it’s too heavy, the Daisies look too nice, the fuel can is empty, it frightens the birds !

Oh, all right, a good book a cup of tea and a comfy Adirondack- who cares about the lawn !

Anyway, it’s man’s work, Joe can do it.
(Any ideas how I can persuade him ironing is too ! )

Now I’m going to tell you about our Adirondack stools.

There is a beautiful curved, simplicity about these lovely stools.
For some reason you cannot resist running your hands over them.

The one on the left fits against the higher seated chair, while the one on the right
is designed for both the normal height chair and the ‘refined’ bench.

As always, planed and carefully hand sanded FSC certified wood is used to build our stools.

The Double Seater can take two stools, so you can both rest your legs while you nod off.
And you will, all of our Adirondack Family really are that comfortable.
So very, very comfortable - as you can see from the half finished gardening jobs !

Well, there must be some catch about our hand built Adirondack Family.
Perhaps it’s in the terribly complicated details about how to assemble them.
Well here goes,

For the Double Seater bench, high and standard seat chairs,
Lay the back against the seat, screw in four screws, then sit down.

For the the stools,
Unpack, place against chair or bench, then put your feet up.

Difficult Huh !

Well, on second thoughts - perhaps I will send everything out fully assembled !

* You know how I was going on about how I must paint our Adirondacks one day ?

Well we did !

Do you think Jude is laughing ?
( Even he’s not as colour blind as Joe !)

This is that wonderful ‘Himalayan Musk’ rose I went on about on the Arbours pages, can’t you just smell it !

One Saturday I spend all day staining our Middle Table Bench, letting it dry, then staining it again.

Only problem was I used up all the stain, and the chairs still needed doing.

That Sunday Mum, Daisy and I went off visiting. Joe stayed behind, promising to get some more stain, and to get on with the chairs. ( He’s not a great man for ‘going visiting‘ ! )
Well I trusted him ....... silly !

If he says just one more time either “They’ll dry out darker” or “Nobody will notice“ or even “Variety is the Spice of Life” well...... I’ll not be responsible - but I bet a woman judge would let me off !

Wish he had just cut the lawn instead of painting the “ Adirondacks “

The original  Adirondack Chair The ‘Original’ Chair

One Chair is £151.00
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Pair of Chairs £290.00
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(Plus transport at £19.00 for one and £35.00 for two)
The Higher  Seat Adirondack Chair The Higher Seat Chair

One Chair is £165.00
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Pair of Chairs £315.00
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Double Seater Adirondack Bench

Double Seater Bench £225.00
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Bench With Higher Seat £245.00
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Adirondack Love Seat Bench

Love Seat Bench £340.00
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With Higher Seat £375.00
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Adirondack Bench with Middle Table

Bench with Middle Table £330.00
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( O.K. - you think of a better name ! )

With Higher Seat £345.00
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The Higher Stool The Higher Stool

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Two Stools £70.00
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The ‘Original’ Stool The ‘Original’ Stool

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