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Any vision of American outdoor style includes classic Adirondack cedar furniture. This icon originates in the great North East woodlands of the U.S. and travels to every corner of our country. Rustic, yet refined furniture lines are found lakeside, poolside and in every backyard. Superb weathering charactristics of natural Northern White Cedar Furniture develop a soft gray weathered look of centuries past within a year in most climates. Adirondack cedar furniture gives any home a sense of tradition and history.
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Included in Adirondack's extensive collections of cedar furniture are the Mirror Lake Collection, Diamond Point and the Tahawus collection. Completely interchangable, these two collections complement each outdoor item.
The Mirror Lake Collection includes the Old Adirondack Cedar Wooden Garden Chairs, Old Adirondack Cedar Wooden Garden Tables, and Old Adirondack Cedar Wooden Garden Benchs.
The Diamond Point collection includes the Old Adirondack Cedar Wooden Planter Boxes, Old Adirondack Cedar Wooden Planter Sets, and Planter Extensions.
The Tahawus collection, one of the more extensive Adiriondack Furniture collections, includes Old Adirondack Cedar Wooden Coffee Tables, Cedar Garden Tables, Old Adirondack Square Cedar Wooden Garden Tables, Old Adirondack Cedar Wooden Garden Chairs, Old Adirondack Cedar Wooden Garden Benches, Old Adirondack Cedar Wooden Planter Benches, Old Adirondack Cedar Wooden Planter Boxes, Old Adirondack Cedar Wooden Garden Pergolas, and Old Adirondack Adjustable Cedar Wooden Arbors. Whatever your taste in outdoor cedar furniture, you will love each collection by Old Adirondack™. Now you can sit in comfort anywhere you like.
How To Stain Your Old Adirondack Outdoor Cedar Furniture
Your Old Adirondack outdoor furniture is suited to an indoor or outdoor life, year round. It is shipped natural and untreated. It can then be stained or left in its natural condition. Staining and other treatments tend to add longevity to your furniture, particularly for the outdoor pieces.
It is perfectly acceptable to stain your outdoor furniture after several years of weathering or immediately following your purchase. This means you can wait to decide if you keep the natural, graceful gray.
We recognize that there are many people who wish to preserve the look of unfinished cedar. In this case, we suggest using a wood preservative.
Preparation: The correct preparation is the key for stains to adhere. The preparations we suggest ensure the wood’s porousness, which is desirable because the wood’s grain is revealed. These preparations also ensure that the wood is clean and dry when it is stained.
The Protection of Property: We recommend that you use a drop cloth to protect any surfaces you many be working on. If you’re inside, ensure adequate ventilation.
Choosing A Finish
Weather: In general, try to work on the furniture when temperatures range from 50 to 85 F. Humidity should be below 80%. If the furniture is outdoors during the staining process, it should be protected from the elements. Finally, abide by any particulars on the stain or paint label.
Sand or Pre-Wet your Adirondack furniture.
To Pre-Wet: Unless you have a power washer, get the garden hose or a pump sprayer out. Thoroughly soak the piece. Wait 4 to 5 drying days before you stain. If you prefer, the market offers detergents specialized for cleaning your furniture.
To Sand: You may sand your furniture by hand. This light sanding should be done across all surfaces of the piece. Any loose wood fibers or dust should be removed by brushing.
Stain or Paint? Painting or staining is both possible with cedar furniture. They may enhance your furniture and ensure its longevity. With either, carefully consider your color choice and how you will be using the piece. Paints and stains are usually interior or exterior specific.
Stains come in many colors and are recommended over paints as it allows you to see the grain of the wood because it penetrates the wood. Staining will also last longer than paint as paint will chip after aging.
Painting is another option for your outdoor furniture. Be mindful of your existing color schemes, but we’ve seen nearly every color work. We recommend using semi-gloss latex paint instead of oil, as the wood maintains its internal moisture balance with the latex.
Color Check: Provided with your Old Adirondack furniture is a small cedar shingle. Use this for a full test of the color you choose.
Specifics: The tapered ends of the furniture are left as a rougher finish and are usually slightly darker in color. To alter this effect, try either of the following.
Applying a Finish:
Separate parts of the furniture from the whole. For instance: remove any drawers from their dresser.
Stir your paint/stain and apply the first coat. Begin by staining the lower portions of the piece, working your way through the sides to the top. Let it dry. The product coverage depends on the wood’s porosity, grade and texture. A second coat will guarantee a richer color depth and enhance the longevity of the stain.
A Final Touch: A coat of primer and a light sanding will complete the process.
1. Sand the tapered ends down to an equally smooth finish. Then stain entire piece.
2. Stain the piece with a first coat, except for the tapered ends. For the second coat, stain the entire piece.