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What would you do with 400 plastic milk bottles?

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If you said make an Adirondack chair, you cheated!

This chairs is nothing new. I am sure that everyone has lounged in one of these chairs at some point in their lives. Designed in 1903 by Thomas Lee, and made by Harry Bunnell in Westport NY. You can check out Harrys patent on the chair here. This chair screams summer, and as soon as you sit in one, you almost immediately want a glass of ice tea. Even though you see this chair in the yards of hundreds of “traditional” style homes, it is one that I have no problem filing in the category of modern chairs.  I know that this may be a bit of a bold statement, but it is as much a classic as the Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman.

Originally designed to be made out of eleven pieces of wood cut from a single plank (this was resourceful and eco-conscious even back in 1903), loll designstakes it one step further, and has designed their Adirondack chairs out of 100% Post-Consumer HDPE. HDPE is high density polyethylene, a plastic resin used in products and packaging such as milk jugs, detergent bottles, margarine tubs, and garbage containers. Pretty cool. You’re sitting on milk jugs and trash cans! The only other pieces that make up the chair are the nuts and bolts, and those are made of stainless steel. The end result is a chair that you never have to paint, worry about splinters in your arse, and no rusty nails. Also when you are done with it, you or your kids can run it down to the local recycling center to start its life over again as something else maybe just as cool. I’ve got a spot picked out for them, I am just having a hard time trying to decide on what color to pick. You can check them out here and the matching ottoman here.

3 Slat Adirondack Chair

3 Slat Adirondack Chair

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