Outdoor Furniture: Wood or Recycled Plastic?

Last updated on March 16th, 2020 at 07:31 am

Recycled Plastic Outdoor Furniture | Polywood
If you’re shopping for wooden outdoor furniture this season, you’ve probably noticed there are a lot of new faux wood furniture sets, made from recycled plastic. Shown here is the POLYWOOD Euro dining set. It has the look and weight of wood but lasts longer and doesn’t require any maintenance.

Why Recycled Plastic Instead of Wood?

When customers asked us to start carrying outdoor furniture naturally we searched for a real wood product. However, while there are weather resistant species such as cedar, teak, eucalyptus and redwood that make fine outdoor furniture, we still worried about the longevity of the furniture, maintenance, and the environmental impact.  While researching high end outdoor wood furniture we discovered recycled plastic lumber (RPL) made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE).  Also known as Poly-Wood, it looks like real wood & has the heavy weight of real wood plus it’s durable, versatile and environmentally friendly.

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It’s POLYWOOD Quattro Season!

Last updated on October 2nd, 2019 at 11:08 am

POLYWOOD Quattro Collection | Gray, blue, teak, red, sand, lime, green, yellow, orange, white & black
POLYWOOD’s 7 piece Quattro dining set in slate grey. Also available in vivid blue, teak, tangerine, red, sand, mahogany, lime, lemon yellow, green, black, aruba blue or white. We are the only store that offers a lifetime guarantee plus free shipping.

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6 of Our Most Popular Polywood Adirondack Chairs

Last updated on January 10th, 2020 at 04:26 pm

Polywood Adirondack Chairs

If you’re not familiar with Polywood outdoor furniture, it’s worth reading up on. Polywood is made out of HDPE recycled plastic lumber (RPL). The company is based in Indiana and manufactures all their outdoor furniture right here in the USA. Besides being 100% american made and super eco-friendly, Polywood is also super durable, easy to care for, and looks great!

They make all sorts of cool stuff including outdoor dining sets, deep seating patio furniture, Tete-a-Tetes and more.

Here’s a look at some of our most popular Polywood Adirondack Chairs:

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Upgrading Your Outdoor Space for Fall: Tips & Advice

Last updated on December 3rd, 2018 at 03:00 pm

Tips for Creating the Best Outdoor Furniture Spaces | Vermont Woods Studios | Polywood
Fall is the perfect time to gather together outside on the patio or in the back yard. Add warmth & ambiance by arranging your Adirondack Chairs around a Fire Pit Table.

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New Vineyard Deep Seating POLYWOOD Collection

Last updated on February 28th, 2019 at 04:49 pm

Vineyard Deep Seating Collection by POLYWOOD
Vineyard Deep Seating Collection in Mahogany/Sesame

Our new Vineyard Deep Seating Collection has plush tufted cushions paired with ergonomic seats – available in two classic colors. Choose from white with navy cushions or mahogany with sesame cushions (as pictured) to complete your outdoor living space. All cushions are made from fade-resistant Sunbrella fabric, and the recycled plastic lumber frame is ultra-weather resistant. Stainless steel hardware completes the construction for a low-maintenance luxury that retains its beauty year after year.

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POLYWOOD® furniture finds a home at Tiny House Nation!

Last updated on August 14th, 2018 at 01:49 pm

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“Tiny House Nation” is a television program that features innovative Tiny Homes from across the United States. Renovation experts and hosts, John Weisbarth and Zack Giffin travel across America to explore creative small spaces and the imaginative folks who occupy them. They also help new families design and construct their own dream tiny homes! Houses can be no larger than 500 square feet, and include anything from micro-NYC apartments to caboose cars turned mini-roadtripping home. This series celebrates the Tiny House movement and its explosive growth in the United States!

We’re excited to announce that we have provided some POLYWOOD® outdoor dining furniture to the tiny home! Sustainable Living is a major part of our company, so when we saw that there was going to be an episode shot in Vermont we knew we had to get involved. Douglas and Dennis made the trip up to Montpelier to hand deliver the furniture and meet the crew. We had been waiting in anticipation to see the show on air, and we were thrilled to see the Vermont tiny home in action last night on the FYI Television network!

What do you think, could you survive life in a home less than 500 square feet?

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Eco Friendly Outdoor Furniture

Last updated on January 25th, 2020 at 08:50 am

For five years our customers have been asking us to offer eco-friendly outdoor furniture that meets the same high quality standards that our handcrafted, Vermont made indoor furniture does.  I’m sorry for the delay… we weren’t ignoring you.  We just had a lot of research and soul searching to do.

The issue with outdoor furniture is that the really high quality, solid wood furniture we were considering is of questionable origin.  Teak and mahogany are about the only types of wood that would meet our standards for weather resistance and longevity but they are both rainforest woods that are often harvested illegally and unsustainably.  Our company mission is founded on forest conservation principles and we’ve made the decision not to offer outdoor furniture made of rainforest woods.

After researching all the alternatives we selected a wood-alternative material for our first outdoor furniture line.  It’s called poly wood and is made of recycled beverage containers.  Instead of clear-cutting engandered rainforests to make our furniture, we’re taking plastic out of the waste stream.  We see that as a WIN-WIN situation for the customer and the environment.

Quattro
Our Quattro 7-Piece Dining Set in Satin White/Sand

Have a look at our new outdoor patio furniture collection as it comes online.  We’re just starting the process of getting everything ready for the Spring season, but you can still get a good idea of what’s to come.  Let me know what you think of poly wood and whether you would consider it for your outdoor patio, deck or garden.  It’s not real wood, but it wears even better than wood– so well, that we’re able to give it a lifetime guarantee just like our indoor furniture.  It’s good stuff– check it out!

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