Amish made seating in downtown Marlette

(MARLETTE, MI August 5, 2019) As part of Project Rising Tide, the city of Marlette is working to make the downtown area more inviting to those passing through. One idea was to have the local Amish make Adirondack chairs to use throughout the town to make it more walkable and attractive.

Thanks to the Marlette DDA and a generous anonymous donation, five custom made settees are in place downtown.

The design of the chairs was customized by Shetler’s Outdoor Furniture and Gazebos, and has the look of the traditional Adirondack style, but with a much more comfortable seat that is easy to get in and out of for senior citizens.

Two chairs were attached with a small tabletop to create a settee so you can sit and have a snack or drink while you rest.

The poly material the chairs are made of looks like painted wood, but is made from recycled milk jugs, and makes these maintenance free for up to 20 years.

They are placed throughout the downtown from the city clock to the north to Gracie’s Attic near the railroad tracks.