Could you use some additional outdoor seating for your Hamden apartment’s deck or balcony? Adirondack chairs are the perfect solution, and you can make your own at the Eli Whitney Museum and Workshop in Hamden, CT. On Tuesday, March 16th, the museum is offering participants the opportunity to design, cut, build and paint your very own Adirondack Chair. The workshop will take place from 6:30 – 10:30 p.m. and the cost is $250 for non-members and $225 for members.
During the event, participants will learn accurate measuring, cutting, shaping and fastening using basic hand tools to construct their very own chairs. The instructors also will demonstrate sharpening techniques and discuss sanding and painting, as well as tool selection and maintenance. To register, interested participants may call the Museum (203) 777-1833.
Adirondack chairs have become very popular at outdoor seating outdoor cafes and backyards alike, mostly because the flat armrests are suitable for setting food and beverages on, which makes it possible for individuals to sit and enjoy their meals without tables. The original Adirondack chair was made with only eleven pieces of wood, all cut from a single board. The original design consisted of a straight back and seat, set at a slant to sit better on the steep mountainside of the Adirondack Mountains. The original chair also featured wide armrests, which have become a hallmark of the Adirondack chair. Today, Adirondack chairs are commonly made as school projects around the world.
The Eli Whitney Museum and Workshop is conveniently located at 915 Whitney Avenue in Hamden, CT and residents of Seramonte Apartments are only a few minutes away from the Eli Whitney Museum and Workshop. Since many apartments at Seramonte feature private decks, an Adirondack chair would be the perfect addition to these great homes!