At first glance, you may be tempted to think that luxurious cushions are necessary when it comes to being comfortable when sitting in any piece of Adirondack furniture. The classic Adirondack chair, for instance, is made from slats of wood that are staggered so that there are evenly-spaced gaps in between each.
On a traditional chair, a wooden seat would indeed typically create some discomfort when sitting upon it for any length of time. This is especially true for any chair or piece of furniture that you use for leisure as we will tend to use them for extended periods of time.
So, are lavish cushions essential items when it comes to Adirondack chairs, loungers, or swings? In truth, the answer is no and this is due entirely to the very unique design.
The Adirondack chair not only features wooden slats-but also a very specially angled back. Far from some cute trick used by the manufacturer to make the chair appear more unique-the angled back is actually a central feature of Adirondack furniture that helps explains why it is so comfortable.
The angled back makes beautiful cushions unnecessary because it helps distribute weight. While a "normal" chair forces us to place most of our weight upon our rear end, Adirondack furniture helps distribute some of the mass to our back.
Therefore, the angled back feature of an Adirondack chair not only allows us to sit in a more relaxed and comfortable position-it also makes it possible and very enjoyable to sit upon slats of wood for extended periods of time-without a cushion!