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.  Forest conservation is at the heart of our mission at Vermont Woods Studios and is a key factor in our decision making process.  While researching high end outdoor wood furniture we discovered recycled plastic lumber (RPL) made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE).  Also know as Poly-Wood, it looks like real wood & has the heavy weight of real wood plus it’s durable, versatile and environmentally friendly.

Outdoor Chaise Lounge | Wood or Recycled Plastic
Polywood Chaises are heavy and sturdy like real wood furniture. Each of these South Beach Chaise Lounges weighs 53 pounds!

White, Black, Blue + Many Colors & NO Painting or Scraping

If you want colors, you’ll have to paint wood furniture and re-paint it over the years.  But with Poly-Wood the color is evenly mixed throughout the RPL boards so when scratches occur, they rarely show.   No painting, oiling or maintenance is required other than simply washing with water.    Poly-Wood tolerates harsh weather such as rain, snow, ice, and salt water and unlike wood it’s insect, mold & mildew-proof.

Colorful Blue Adirondack Chairs | Recycled Plastic Polywood
POLYWOOD outdoor furniture comes in many different colors and styles.  In addition to the Pacific blue and Aruba colors shown, these Adirondack chairs are available in slate grey, blue, teak, tangerine, red, sand, mahogany, lime, lemon yellow, green, black and white.

I love the quality and style of POLYWOOD furniture and the fact that it’s American made.  But I have to confess, the biggest reason we chose this recycled plastic outdoor furniture is the environmental aspect.  We are a company that works to raise awareness about where your furniture comes from.  So how cool is it that with POLYWOOD our customers are not just helping to save trees in the rainforest, they’re also taking waste out of the waste stream and keeping it out of our landfills?

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.

All Weather Porch Furniture
Doesn’t this look like the perfect scene for you and your best friends? Our Tip: Mix & Match colors to create a look that fits with your porch, patio, or yard!

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 Porch 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.

All Weather Porch Furniture: What is it?

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!

 

 

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.

Adirondack Chairs
Looks like summer is actually here, finally! We’re so excited that POLYWOOD season has begun and we can put our outdoor furniture to good use. Won’t you come join us? Summer at Stonehurst is lovely and we have plenty of space for visitors to walk around, hike, see some wildlife, or just relax in our Adirondack chairs and enjoy a nice cold drink!

Adirondack chairs are true staples of summer. They are comfy, colorful, and make the perfect lounging chairs for long days next to the lake or pool. (Or if you’re in the middle of Vermont like us, they make the perfect seats for kicking back and taking in the view!)

Our POLYWOOD Adirondack chairs are special because they are not made from real wood. They are crafted from recycled plastic lumber, or more simply, 300+ recycled milk jugs! While we wouldn’t usually promote reliance on plastics, these chairs keep thousands of pounds of plastic from ending up in landfills each year. They’re ultra durable, can survive through hot summers and the snowiest of winters, and we guarantee them for life.

We have many styles of Adirondack chairs, some of our favorites include: 

Our South Beach Adirondack Dining Chairs-

Adirondak Chairs
The South Beach Outdoor Dining Chair is styled after Classic Adirondack Chair designs and is offered in both traditional and vibrant colors. Dine outdoors in style and comfort.

Our Long Island Adirondack Chairs-

Adirondack Chairs
The Long Island Adirondack Chair is inspired by classic wood designs with a modern twist. But this high quality Adirondack Style Chair is made from an innovative,maintenance free recycled plastic which delivers the look and beauty of traditional solid wood outdoor furniture without the weathering, splintering, and rotting concerns.

and our Classic Folding Adirondack Chairs-

Adirondack Chairs
Our Classic Adirondack Chair is the best choice for your outdoor porch, deck, patio, garden, or lawn. Just relax and enjoy for years to come. Choose from 7 traditional or 6 vibrant colors: slate grey, blue, teak, tangerine, red, sand, mahogany, lime, lemon yellow, green, black, aruba or white.

The differences in these three Adirondack styles are subtle, but we have dozens more for you to enjoy! Where would you put your Adirondack chair this summer? Let us know in the comments or on twitter.

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.

Mod Outdoor Furniture

Your porch or patio is a great place to entertain guests, dine, and relax with your friends and family.  Even a simple backyard can be transformed into a beautiful secondary living space when designed well! Simple upgrades in your outdoor furniture, lighting, and decor can turn your space from plain to inspiring in no time!

Here are some great outdoor furniture ideas to help you plan your space:

1. Think about what you use your space for, or what you want to use your space for the most in the future. Do you want it to be a relaxing place for your family? A place to entertain friends and host parties? A nice spot to spend time alone and read? Think about what you envision the space being. This will dictate the decisions you make about your outdoor furniture & decor.

2. Draw out your space. Measuring your space is imperative in buying outdoor furniture because you need to know the exact amount of space you have available before you start buying. Go out to your space and analyze what the typical traffic patterns will be. Do you need a lot of room for people to walk around? Take notes on highly trafficked areas you’d like to keep clear.

3. Browse Pinterest & other inspiration sites for all of the elements you’d like to see on your patio space. Think about food– do you need a grill, decorative wood serving bowls, or dining tables & chairs? How about your lighting–candles are always a great option for a romantic and dreamy outdoor space. Hanging string lights are festive and bring life into the space. Get a piece of paper, browse Pinterest & take note of all of the different things you love about porch and patio decor.

4. Consider the climate. Will your outdoor furniture & decor need to be weather resistant? If your patio furniture will be exposed to harsh heat, cold, winds, rain, etc… you might want to consider products that are maintenance free and can survive throughout even the most severe weather conditions! Do a little browsing online and you’ll find great outdoor rugs to keep the floor looking stylish and resistant to the weather too! If your furniture, rugs, etc, will be exposed to rain and wetness, don’t use any fabrics that will mold or decay over time!

Euro Modern Outdoor Furniture

5. Colors. Choose color schemes that bring out the personality of your space and your home! We love the bright blue of this ultra modern outdoor furniture set–accented by the blue water of the pool. Think about your space and the feeling you want your porch or patio to give your guests, and find colorful furniture and decor to match it! Browse Pinterest for inspiration.

Stay tuned for more updates on the perfect outdoor furniture style for you & your space!

 

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.

White Adirondack Furniture by Polywood | American Made
This is our Classic Adirondack 5-piece conversation group in white (dog not included).  The outdoor furniture set is also available in blue, teak, tangerine, red, sand, mahogany, lime, lemon, green, black, aruba and slate grey.  Do you love your dog enough to buy matching outdoor furniture for him (or her)?

I love blogging about our customers and their comments, feedback and reviews of our furniture.  B.R. of Westport, CT sent us this photo and testimonial:

We love our new white Adirondack furniture! Looks great and inviting and is EASY care! Makes me feel like I’m on vacation in the Cape when I look at it…. :-)) 

Furniture photos are always ten times better when the customer or their pets are in them, don’t you think?  I want to write a blog post titled:

How To Match Your Outdoor Lawn and Garden Furniture to Your Dog

I’ll need more photos though so I’m reaching out to all you POLYWOOD owners today.  Surely some of you have dogs that qualify?  The POLYWOOD Adirondack furniture set above comes in 13 different colors (blue, teak, tangerine, red, sand, mahogany, lime, lemon, green, black, aruba, slate grey or white).  Granted some of them won’t match your dog.  But what color is your dog?  I’m going to have a hard time believing you have a dog that doesn’t match one of these colors.

How about you post a photo of your dog and your outdoor furniture on our Facebook?  Even if they don’t match we’ll send you a free copy of Rachel Carter’s Vermont Explorer’s Guide just for being such a good sport. And I’ll collect the photos and post them here on the blog.  OK?  Humor me.  Please?

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.