Among the factors to consider before buying Adirondack chairs for your lawn or garden are materials used, size, color or finish, quality, comfort, durability, uniqueness, and cost. Consider the size of your outdoor space as smaller chairs may work better. Owners should also choose the size of chairs compatible with their size or weight.
Adirondack chairs are available in wood, plastic and metal materials. Wooden chairs are best for areas not exposed to the elements, particularly direct sunlight and rain. In terms of comfort, wooden chairs are ideal if placed in covered areas. There are woods that could stand seasonal changes but they could be more expensive such as mahogany and cedar woods. Wooden chairs with weather resistant finishing like lacquer could lengthen its quality and durability. Untreated woods will require periodic maintenance to ensure longevity.
Stainless steel and painted metal chairs could be ideal in an exposed environment, but they might not do well in terms of comfort since metal is harder and colder. Adding cushions for comfort are preferred by many, but then cushions could get wet in an exposed environment. There are steel materials that can rust over time. Such chairs may require more maintenance.
Plastic chairs are durable, comfortable, cheaper, and ideal both in covered or exposed lawns and gardens. With added cushions or pillows, these chairs could be more comfortable to sit on. They are easy to clean and high-quality plastic resin could stand the test of time. Less maintenance is needed for these chairs than their wooden counterparts.