Knotted White Pine

Knotted white pine is one of the most common materials used in the creation of chairs and other furniture. This beautiful and well-loved wood is distinctive for its large knots that give an item of furniture an old-world and sophisticated look. Its natural light color and ability to withstand different temperatures makes it a great choice for outdoor furniture. Knotted white pine is an excellent choice for those looking for a more economical option for their outdoor Adirondack chairs and furniture. Although pine lacks the weather-resistant qualities of cedar, it performs well when sealed and maintained on a regular basis.

Knotted pine Adirondack chair outside
Knotted cedar Adirondack chairs in backyard

Knotted Western Red Cedar

Knotted cedar is a very popular type of wood used for Adirondack chairs and furniture. It generally has a slight grain and a medium to coarse texture which can help to provide some interesting textual effects. Knotted cedar is the perfect choice for those seeking the more traditional look of knots and burls with the durability of western red cedar. With its natural ability to resist decay and insect infestation, knotted cedar is a natural choice to use for quality outdoor furniture.

Clear Western Red Cedar 

Clear cedar is much like knotted cedar except that it doesn’t have the knots. This is what makes it ‘clear’ and it is a good option for those who want to have more of a minimalistic look when they are making furniture. When it’s used in chair making, clear western red cedar provides a lot of good color and texture but it looks cleaner on the whole than knotted cedar or when compared to other woods like pine. All in all, it’s a lovely wood to work with, and it can produce some beautiful chairs and furniture.

Cedar Adirondack chairs in a park
Brazilian walnut Adirondack chairs around campfire

Luxury Brazilian Walnut (IPE)

Brazilian Walnut, also known as IPE, is an exotic South American Hardwood that is truly unmatched by other woods in beauty and strength. It is seeing significant growth in popularity as a material of choice for superior quality Adirondack chairs and outdoor furniture. Not only is Brazilian walnut an excellent choice for your outdoor furniture, its beauty, durability and toughness against all the elements have made it a favorite choice for commercial uses as well.

100% Recycled Poly-Luxe

Poly-Luxe is ideal for outdoor Adirondack furniture with its weather-resistance, minimal maintenance and beautiful appearance. With its exceptional resistance to moisture, fading, insects, splintering, warping and other environmental stresses it can outlast wood or wood fiber composite products. Requires no waterproofing, staining, or other common recurring maintenance other than the occasional washing with soap and water to remove dirt and debris. Very color stable due to UV pigment systems that resist breakdown from prolonged sun and weather exposure.

Plastic Adirondack chairs next to a river