Everyone enjoys lounging on their lake front dock in the summer time. But I’m still unsure why most people have uncomfortable plastic sling back recliners to lounge in. I was recently walking along the Charles river in downtown Boston and I came across a public dock by the river. The city had invested in 6 sturdy wood Adirondack chairs and ottomans for people to sit in and relax. I decided to try my hand at the concept and was amazed at how quickly I got lost in the water and was instantly in a state of zen.
When I think back to the furniture that we use on our lake dock I rarely like to lay in it because it gives me a backache. The sling is formed to the largest person in our family so I feel like I’m falling through it in spots. And if I tilt the back so i can look at over the lake, my rear falls completely through. The only bonus to the sling lounge chair is that it does lay flat and allows you to get a tan on your back or fall asleep in the sun.
When I sat this weekend in a reclining Adirondack chair by the Charles I had full support and was super comfortable. So my upgrade for 2013 is going to be two Adirondack chairs with head cushions and a low 30 inch table for my book and tea. I also think I’m going to throw away the sling backs and invest in one of the wood loungers with a cushion for those times that I just want to go to sleep. It is high time I upgrade my dock furniture. What upgrades did you do this summer? We want to know your favorites!