Adirondack refers to a style of outdoor furniture made of red cedar slats, with high backs, sloping seats and wide armrests that has been popular since the 1900s. Adirondacks were named in honor of the tubercular patients who found lounging in these comfortable chairs in the Adirondack Mountains, New York, integral to their recovery. Today the Adirondack name has also come to refer to benches, tables, loveseats, tête-à-têtes, swing sets and gliders, ottomans and lounge chairs that are made according to the same style. Adirondack furniture almost always comes in a kit which requires assembly by the purchaser. Adirondack chairs can be purchased for under $100 online; while other Adirondack pieces range from about $150 for a lounger or loveseat bench to about $200 for a swing set.