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All Weather Adirondack Chairs: American Made & Guaranteed High Quality

April 23rd, 2014 by Peggy Farabaugh

All Weather Adirondack Chairs by Polywood

Today was the first day of 2014 that was warm enough (for me, anyway) to eat lunch outside on the porch.  Hallelujah, Spring is finally here!  The sun is shining, the birds are singing and the snow has melted off our stoic all weather Adirondack chairs.  Yes we callously left them outside all winter long to endure the frigid temperatures, frost, ice and snow that only Vermont skiers can appreciate.

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But when we sat down on our Classic Adirondack chairs chairs today they looked and felt like new.  That’s because they’re made using an innovative new technology that takes recycled plastic drink containers and transforms them into plastic lumber that’s more durable than real wood.  A company called Polywood Inc, in Syracuse Indiana produces the furniture.  To tell the truth, we were looking for something Vermont made when we decided to start carrying high quality outdoor patio furniture.  But, after doing the research we fell in love with Polywood for many reasons:

  • Polywood is stylish, comfortable,  durable and environmentally friendly
  • The many colors (red, green, blue, yellow, orange, white, black and more) of Polywood are imbued throughout the recycled plastic lumber (RPL) which means scratches don’t show up and no painting or maintenance is required
  • Polywood has coated stainless steel hardware that’s rust resistant so the furniture can be left outside all year long
  • Polywood reduces the amount of plastic in landfills and helps preserve rare tropical rainforest woods that would otherwise be used for patio furniture
  • More reasons to love Polywood here
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Parents love Polywood kids furniture because of it’s high safety rating and compliance with American manufacturing standards.  No worries about sharp corners,  lead paint or other toxins found in imported furniture.  Read more about child safety and outdoor furniture on our website.

Learn more about this versatile all weather Adirondack furniture on our website.  Customize Polywood online in the styles and fade-resistant colors that match the decor of your porch, patio, poolside, deck or beach front.  Then rest comfortably all year long, knowing your American made outdoor furniture meets the high quality standards of our lifetime guarantee.

This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios.  Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.

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All Weather Outdoor Furniture = More Time to Relax

April 30th, 2013 by Peggy Farabaugh

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This All Weather Outdoor Furniture is maintenance free, giving you more time to relax and enjoy the summer.  The Adirondack chairs shown are part of our Polywood South Beach Collection.

In Vermont, spring and summer slip by all too quickly so when winter finally rolls out of sight, we want to get outside and relax in the sunshine ASAP.  And that’s where the beauty of Polywood all weather outdoor furniture comes in so handy.  There’s no longer any need to go schlepping downstairs to the basement and dragging heavy outdoor furniture outside before you can relax on the patio in the warm sunshine.

Polywood is new type of American made, recycled plastic furniture that can be left outdoors all winter long!  It’s basically impervious to harsh weather such as rain, snow, ice, and salt water.  Made from recycled milk jugs, Polywood is a thick, heavy, dense plastic designed to replicate high quality tropical lumber like mahogany and teak.  It’s maintenance free and insect, mold and mildew-proof.  And Polywood is available in natural colors, plus white, black and a wide variety of vibrant contemporary colors.  Best of all, polywood colors are infused throughout the recycled plastic lumber, rather than just on the surface so there’s no need to ever refinish.  Hooray!

Now your Springtime routine of lugging furniture to the patio, scrubbing it clean, scraping old paint and applying new paint pretty much boils down to this:  pour wine, sit on your Polywood with a book and relax in the sunshine.

Check out additional details about this all weather outdoor furniture, including our Polywood lifetime guarantee, low price guarantee and the Top 10 Reasons to Buy Polywood from Vermont Woods Studios.

 

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PolyWood Outdoor Patio Furniture: Finding The Best Deal

August 14th, 2012 by Peggy Farabaugh

 

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Check out the Top 10 Reasons to Buy Polywood Furniture at Vermont Woods Studios.  Like us on Facebook and get a $50 coupon to use for Polywood or any other furniture on our website.  This is the Classic Adirondack Chair.

If you've discovered Polywood all weather, recycled plastic outdoor furniture you love it, right?  It's available in dozens of modern and traditional styles including Adirondack chairsrocking chairs, chaise lounges, outdoor dining tables, patio bar and counter height tables and more. 

 

Plus polywood pool and patio furniture comes in white, black and 11 colors: blue, teak, tangerine, red, sand, mahogany, lime, lemon, green, aruba and slate grey.  And it's made in America of recycled plastic drink containers, so while you're outside enjoying nature you can feel good about helping to preserve it through your purchase.

So now that you've decided to buy polywood, you're looking for the best deal.  This kind of high quality furniture isn't cheap.  Thus, where to go for the best price? 

Well, have you noticed that all the dealers charge the same price?  That's because the furniture maker (Polywood Inc) has determined the lowest price that dealers seem to be able to stay in business with, and set that as a required minimum price.  Dealers who violate the minimum price policy will likely not be in business for long– either because Polywood refuses to sell to them or they've run themselves into bankruptcy.

As it turns out the best deal on Polywood isn't about the lowest price.  It's about the quality of the company you're buying from and the way they stand behind their products.  At Vermont Woods Studios we're committed to offering you the best values in Polywood furniture that you will find anywhere and we stand behind all of our furniture (including Polywood) with a lifetime guarantee (we're the only dealer who does this, as far as I know).  Check it out along with the Top 10 Reasons to Buy Polywood Furniture at Vermont Woods Studios.

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All Weather Polywood Outdoor Furniture: Recycled From Plastic Trash

May 5th, 2012 by Peggy Farabaugh

 

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All weather outdoor pool, patio, beach and garden furniture by Polywood is made from recycled plastic bottles

Many thanks to our Vermont Woods Studios staff members who volunteered to pick up trash today as part of Vermont's Green Up Day.

 

We bagged about a dozen pounds of old beer bottles, empty cigarette packs and plastic shopping bags, most of which we were able to place in Vernon's recycle bins.

 

So that's a fun project for us to do and besides supporting our community it also it dovetails into our new line of Polywood all weather outdoor furniture

 

Polywood is a line of patio, porch, pool and beach furniture that's made from (90-100%) recycled plastic bottles.  We love the Polywood brand because of it's eco-friendly, green nature but also because it's 100% made in America and the quality is superior to any comparable patio furniture we've seen. 

 

If you're looking for super strong and sturdy all weather outdoor furniture check out these polywood collections on our website:

  *     Adirondack Classic Furniture

  *     Deep Seating Patio Furniture

  *     Modern Euro Poly Wood Furniture

  *     Kids Indoor – Outdoor Furniture

  *     Traditional Garden Furniture

 

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Vermont Woods Studios Green-up crew

Many additional collections are available on our Outdoor furniture Sets and Collections page or use the top navigation bar for further detail.  Most pieces can be delivered to your patio or beach in less than a week.

 

 

 

 

 

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The 3 Best Features Of Faux Wood All Weather Outdoor Furniture

April 5th, 2012 by Peggy Farabaugh

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Many times customers who come to us looking for real wood (usually teak or mahogany) outdoor furniture opt instead for our "faux wood" Polywood all-weather furniture

 

Why?  Well although we love the warmth and integrity of real wood, it's is increasingly being seen as inappropriate for outdoor, all weather furniture.  The main issue from an environmental standpoint is durability and longevity.  Eco conscious customers are looking for furniture (both indoor and outdoor) that's built to last a lifetime… stuff that's not going to end up in a landfill.  So for all you wood lovers (myself included), here are the:

 

Three Best Features Of Faux Wood All Weather Outdoor Furniture

  1. Faux wood, Polywood furniture doesn't rot, mold, mildew, crack, flake or warp like real wood outdoor furniture does
  2. Faux wood, Polywood furniture is maintenance free. No more scaping, sanding or painting.  It's made to rest and relax in, rather than create work at the end of the season
  3. Faux wood, Polywood eliminates the need for winter storage.  You can leave your polywood furniture outside all winter.  So you save storage space, you save wear and tear on your back (remember wood and polywood furniture are heavy).  And you save the time it takes to haul that heavy furniture around every Spring and Fall

Now I know how hard it can be for wood lovers to come to terms with buying "fake wood".  I never would have considered it myself if I hadn't seen the statistics our environmental conservation partners are citing about the rate we're losing the world's precious rainforests.  But as I started to look into Polywood and try out their "faux wood" furniture I became hooked.  It looks fabulous, it's very comfortable and it's maintenance-free.  It's the clear environmental and design/style choice for all weather outdoor furniture. 

At Vermont Woods Studios, as wood furniture makers, our mission is built upon forest conservation.  We're especially committed to preservation of the rainforests– the places where teak and mahogany outdoor furniture originate.  In concert with rainforest protection groups worlwide, such as Rainforest Relief, we'll continue to work showcasing better alternatives to outdoor furniture made of tropical woods as part of our rainforest conservation efforts. 

Still not convinced?  Here's a few more reasons to buy polywood "faux wood furniture".  Check them out and let us know what you think.

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All Weather Outdoor Furniture From Recycled Plastic

March 25th, 2012 by Peggy Farabaugh

All-weather-outdoor-recycled-plastic-furnitureNo matter how worried we may be about global warming, you have to admit the early Spring weather felt pretty good today.  We put a couple of our colorful polywood chairs out in front of the office so we could soak up a few rays. 

Polywood all weather outdoor furniture is made from recycled plastic.  It's hard to believe that this high end, luxury beach and patio furniture is the product of plastic milk jugs and water bottles, but it's true! 

As Earth Day approaches, we're excited to let you know that this high end eco-friendly furniture helps to keep plastic trash out of our landfills and out of the ocean.  But don't let the recycled, green nature of this all weather outdoor furniture fool you into thinking it's quality is any less than the best. 

It's the only outdoor furniture I know of that is so strong, sturdy and durable it comes with a lifetime guarantee.  And because the color is infused throughout the poly lumber, there's no need to paint, scrape or polish these Adirondack chairs, patio dining tables and chaise lounges. All weather, recycled plastic outdoor furniture that's maintenance free and 100% made in America.  You gotta feel good about that.

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Polywood All Weather Euro Furniture – This Week’s Best Seller

March 18th, 2012 by Peggy Farabaugh

 

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Polywood Euro Recycled Plastic Outdoor Furniture

Two weeks ago we finally got our first snow of the year.  It melted quickly and this past week the weather's been in the 50s and 60s.  It's been a crazy year weather-wise in Southeastern Vermont.  But on the upside, an early Spring is always a welcome anomaly at Vermont Woods Studios.

Other people must be thinking about Spring too because our best seller this week has been Polywood Outdoor Euro Furniture.  You can picture yourself relaxing by the pool at this colorful, modern dining set… right?

Polywood beach and patio furniture is made in the USA out of recycled drink containers.  The Euro set is one of many different Polywood designs including Adirondack chairs, patio dining furniture, luxury deep seating mission style outdoor furniture, garden benches and even children's outdoor furniture.  You can customize it online in 12 different colors (blue, teak, tangerine, red, sand, mahogany, lime, lemon, green, black, aruba or white) and 3 different powder-coated aluminum frame colors (black, white or silver).

If you're thinking of buying new beach, pool or patio furniture this year, check out the Top 10 Reasons to Buy our all weather, recycled plastic Polywood furniture.  None the least of which– it's the only outdoor furniture I've ever seen that carries a lifetime guarantee. 

Polywood: colorful, eco-rfiendly, recycled outdoor furniture that's maintenance free!

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Spring Ahead with All Weather Recycled Plastic Outdoor Furniture

March 8th, 2012 by Peggy Farabaugh

Guest blogger:  Dennis Shanoff
Vermont Woods Studios

 

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While certainly not our toughest winter here in Vermont this year, tomorrows predicted high temperature nearing 60 degrees is welcomed by many up in these parts. Also welcomed by many is moving the clock forward this Sunday.

It seems a lot of us are ready for more daylight time, especially after work. Nice to get home after a long day at work and be able to walk the dog while still light out or pace about the yard and start thinking about this summer’s garden or other outdoor projects. Or maybe just sit outside, relax and unwind?

And hopefully soon it will be time to break out the old lawn & garden furniture and start the season of relaxing, unwinding, and dining outside. So it seems like this would be a good weekend to take stock of your outdoor furniture. And hopefully your outdoor furnishings are up for another season? However if you are faced with the prospect of scraping, sanding, and refinishing your outdoor furniture and dread the whole time-consuming, messy process– then this would be a great time to consider an all weather outdoor furniture alternative.

The past few years have seen a big rise in the popularity of recycled plastic outdoor furniture. And Polywood, an American manufacturer of outdoor furnishings is one of the best all weather, maintenance free options available. Just as sturdy and heavy (won’t blow away) as traditional wood outdoor furniture without the upkeep hassle. Built using colored Poly Lumber (which is made from recycled plastic bottles) this material is virtually indestructible. Poly Wood will not splinter, crack, or rot and it is highly fade resistant. This is outdoor furniture you could use year after year and spend time using it, and not time up keeping it. After all, isn’t outdoor furniture intended to relax in and enjoy time outside and not become another seasonal maintenance project?

 

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Recycled Plastic All Weather Adirondack Chair by Polywood
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Recycled Plastic Makes Durable, All Weather Outdoor Furniture

April 26th, 2011 by Peggy Farabaugh

Recycled-plastic-teak Isn't it ironic that most things made of plastic are used only once and then thrown into the trash, although plastic itself is a material that lasts forever– that the Earth simply cannot digest?  In fact, scientists tell us that every bit of plastic that has ever been created still exists, except the small amount that has been incinerated (which has become toxic air pollution).

It's probably not realistic to think we can eliminate single use plastics, like grocery bags and water, milk and soda bottles so perhaps the next best thing is to recycle them.  Can you believe this high end outdoor furniture that looks like teak wood, is actually recycled plastic?

 

 

 

Plastic-adirondack-chairsSo are these colorful, high quality Adirondack chairs.  They're made of 90-100% recycled milk jugs, while the faux teak furniture above is made from recycled plastic grocery bags.  I think they're beautiful and comfy, but the coolest thing is that they last forever.  Of course– they're plastic.  The recycled plastic is made into faux lumber that has about the same weight and strength as teak wood.  A typical chair weighs 40-60 pounds and offers unparalleled resistance to weather, mold, mildew, salt and insects.  No big surprise– have you ever seen a plastic water bottle that's been corroded or eaten by bugs?

We even give this all weather patio furniture a lifetime guarantee which is pretty much unheard of for outdoor furniture.  Check them out on our Vermont Woods Studios website, see what you think and let me know.  

 

 

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