We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Purists might object, but these things are made of "resin," not wood. They are heavy. They have been outdoors for over a year and had accumulated mildew and dirt, so I decided to give them a bleach spray bath last weekend. It worked like magic.
I asked Mrs. BD whether she wanted me to put them inside someplace for the winter and she told me not to bother. "They're resin." I said "You mean plastic." I never realized it. I am happy to know that a lifetime of scraping, painting, and replacing rotting Adirondack chairs is over.
This looks like it is made from boards and dowels of HDPE rather than being molded like the classic resin patio furniture that I am familiar with. Same stuff that the fancy non-wood "composite" patio decks are made of, only in white (so I suspect the recycled content is lower...)
One of the complaints of the composite decks is that they are hot underfoot. Do you find that the furniture is hot against your skin when it has been sitting in the sun? Hotter than painted wood would be?
Let him enjoy a luxury while he can --by the time Obama gets finished with him, he'll be lucky to be selling pencils out of a tin cup --the adirondaks will go to the Block Kommissar to bribe the use of a streetcorner.