Why we use Larch (Part 1)

Updated: Feb 12

Buying a set of our Adirondack chairs is an investment. There are many cheaper chairs available. To make a good decision about chairs like these, it is only right that you understand what they are made of.

Larch is a beautiful wood that grows across Europe in vast forests, particularly in Siberia, where our wood comes from. Due to its cold native climate in the forests of Russia, growth is very slow, making a tight-grained, extremely dense wood that is more robust to knocks and scrapes than any other softwood. In fact, despite being classed as a softwood, Siberian Larch is really on par with many hardwoods!

This is what makes Larch such a great wood for garden furniture. It is widely used for decking and cladding of buildings, but it finds a market among garden enthusiasts who just want a really hardy chair that will last years, without requiring any maintenance. Indeed, Larch wood does not need any treatment, as it is naturally rot, insect and mould resistant.

If left out in the weather, larch will turn a beautiful silvery-grey, leaving your chairs looking rustic and dignified; rather more like an old friend than a flashy new guest! The pictures below are of my chairs that are now almost six years old. I love the honest colour and the sturdy feel, and it comforts me to know that they will not let me down for many years to come.

At Lordship Chairs, we believe that Larch is the best choice of wood to use for outdoor furniture, simply because it has the most character. A chair is not merely something to sit on, it must be a credit to your garden, help formulate your events, and stay with you for a long time!

Explore our full range of Adirondack chairs to find the one best suited to you!

As always, feel free to call 01580 883 329 anytime to discuss our chairs.

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