September 12th, 2013 by Peggy Farabaugh
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:
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?
August 25th, 2013 by Peggy Farabaugh
We love getting customer comments, feedback and suggestions about our American made furniture, especially when the reviews come with photos attached. Today we’re sending our thanks out to Katie B who recently received her Polywood Presidential Outdoor Rocking Chairs:
“Our deck in the mountains of western NC faces the morning sun and is uncovered. Thusly, our need for strong, durable porch rockers. They are so comfortable and look amazing!! Thanks, Vermont Woods Studios!” Katie B
Here’s a little information on these durable outdoor rockers. They’re a green product, made in America from recycled plastic milk jugs. We guarantee them to last a lifetime (a little known benefit I don’t think you’ll find at any other furniture store). The porch rockers come in 12 traditional and bright colors. They’re built in Indiana with maintenance-free recycled plastic lumber and premium stainless steel hardware. The seats and backs are contoured for extra comfort, plus comfortable elbow support and big armrests make it easy to get up. Optional seat cushions are available and our price includes free shipping.
Oh and there’s no need to store these outdoor rockers during winter months – leave them outside! Polywood is weather resistant and fade resistant. The color isn’t just on the surface of Polywood, it’s all throughout the plastic lumber so there’s no painting, staining, waterproofing, stripping or resurfacing needed. It’s a product you will never have to replace.
Give Liz or Sean a call if you’re interested in learning more or need a sample of Polywood in one or more of the many colors available (blue, teak, tangerine, red, sand, mahogany, lime, lemon, green, black, aruba, slate grey or white).
July 8th, 2013 by Peggy Farabaugh
It’s summer, the sun is finally out and you’re ready to lounge by the pool in style. Need a new chaise lounge this year? We’ve rounded up the Top 4 Polywood chaise lounges for your relaxing pleasure. What makes them the best choice for outdoor pool, patio and beach lounges? Well, as Polywood products they all have a few things in common:
But each chaise lounge has it’s own unique features as well. Here’s what we like best about the:
June 15th, 2013 by Peggy Farabaugh
If you follow us on Facebook, you’ll know that we’ve been suffering from one deluge after another this “summer”. The view from our porch hardly looks like the one our polywood rockers are looking at above. No… our view is all mud puddles and raindrops. But our ever optimistic sales and customer service staff isn’t letting that get them down.
I guess our customers aren’t giving up on having a summer either because these Polywood Presidential Outdoor Rockers were our best sellers last week.
A couple years ago, in response to customer requests for outdoor furniture, we selected Polywood as the best all weather furniture to meet their needs. Customers wanted sturdy, maintenance free, all weather porch, patio, pool and beach furniture. And we wanted a product we could guarantee for a lifetime, just like we guarantee our wood furniture.
Polywood came out on top of a number of outdoor furniture lines we evaluated. It’s heavy construction is sturdy and durable– it won’t blow off the beach, deck, patio or into the pool. Polywood withstands extreme heat, freezing cold, salty air, and corrosive chemicals so you can leave it outside all year and never have to worry about where to store it. There’s no more mold, mildew, weathering, cracking or warping with Polywood and no painting, staining, waterproofing, stripping or resurfacing.
In addition to all that, Polywood is a great value– it’s a product you will never have to replace. And best of all, for our eco-friendly furniture lovers– Polywood is made of recycled plastic milk jugs.
There’s only one downside of Polywood– it can’t seem to stop the rain.
May 26th, 2013 by Peggy Farabaugh
Memorial Day weekend is the time we start thinking about where to go for summer vacation. Summers are so beautiful (and short) here in Vermont, that many of us don’t go away for vacations. We tool around here in the Green Mountain State… maybe taking occasional trips to the coast of Maine or other scenic spots around New England.
But whether we’re doing a micro-vacation after work in the back yard or heading to Lake Champlain for the weekend, the Adirondack Chair is considered essential equipment in Vermont. So with the school year coming to a close and warm weather settling in (well, at least it’s forecast for the coming week), I thought I’d post a quick rundown of some of our most popular Adirondack chairs. Grab a Long Trail or a margarita while you browse through the selection:
If you want to feel like you’re vacationing at one of the Great Camps of Lake Placid or Saratoga Springs, then you’ll have to check our our Classic Adirondack Furniture collection. These are pretty authentic replicas of the original Adirondack chair designed by Thomas Lee in Westport, NY back in 1903. Comfy and roomy, this outdoor furniture can be customized online in 7 different traditional colors: teak, sand, mahogany, white, black, green and gray. The collection includes a tete-A-tete group, a love seat, gliders, rockers, dining furniture and a folding Adirondack chair in addition to the chairs shown above.
The Long Island Adirondack Furniture collection is a modern take-off on classic Adirondack furniture. Bright and cheerful, this outdoor collection can be customized online in 14 different colors: light or dark blue, tangerine orange, lemon yellow, lime green, sunset red, teak, mahogany, sand, white, black, forest green or slate grey.
The Seashell Adirondack Furniture collection is a more high end set, with the main distinction being the size of the pieces. Seashell pieces are over-sized and up to 50% heavier that the Classic Adirondack and Long Island pieces. Great for coastal areas where you’ll never have to worry about losing them to the tide or a strong wind! Available in traditional colors only: teak, mahogany, sand, white, black, forest green or slate grey.
The South Beach Adirondack Furniture collection looks much like the Seashell style but it’s smaller, lighter and less expensive. Customize South Beach chairs online in all 14 colors, including the vibrant blues, greens, red and yellow. The chaise lounge in this collection is shared with the Seashell collection– as I don’t think you would want one any bigger (it weighs in at a hefty 53 pounds).
What is more exciting for kids than having pint-sized furniture of their own? Polywood has 3 different Adirondack pieces designed specially for the younger generation:
When the summer’s over, you can leave Polywood furniture outside without worry. It’s impervious to rain, snow, ice, and salt water and carries buyer protection warranties you won’t find with other outdoor furniture.
So that’s the skinny on hefty, Polywood Adirondack furniture for your summer vacation pleasure. Now it’s time to start scheduling your time off. Grab your calendar and another Long Trail.
May 21st, 2013 by Peggy Farabaugh
Have you noticed that fine furniture is moving outside to luxury spaces around the patio, deck, fire pit, pool and even the beach? Why not? With advances in all weather outdoor furniture and Sunbrella deep seating fabrics, you’ll find high end club furniture like the Polywood Club Deep Seating set shown above in all kinds of luxury spaces–outdoors and in.
If you’re needing some deep relaxation in your life, check out Angelo Surmelis’s designs on HGTV’s Outdoor Spaces Design Guide. You’ll find inspiration and advice on how to transform your outdoor space into a luxury retreat. Whether your space is a small patio, expansive beachfront or something in between, Angelo’s got creative ideas to help you achieve your dream decor. He’ll show you how to use simple designs, colors, textures, accessories and patterns to produce the perfect outdoor space for your needs.
Of course, outdoor furniture selection is critical to achieving your design goals so be sure to have a look at our large selection of all weather Polywood recycled plastic furniture. You’ll find cushy, deep seating club furniture for serious relaxing– and each piece can be customized in your choice of 6 polywood colors and 14 different Sunbrella cushion fabrics. You can feel confident using Polywood on the beach, at the poolside or in your new outdoor kitchen. And when the season’s over, it’s luxurious enough to bring indoors for an upscale addition to the porch, sunroom or den as well.
Find dozens more all weather Polywood outdoor furniture styles that you can customize in many different colors and fabrics on our website.
May 8th, 2013 by Peggy Farabaugh
Isn’t Springtime great for relaxing in your rocking chair on the front porch? You can grab a drink and a friend and watch the world go by. I know Douglas is chomping at the bit to do this at Stonehurst as he’s got 6 of Polywood Jefferson Rockers all assembled and ready to put on the porch. We’re hoping we’ll all be able to sit out there by the end of the month or so, as renovations are scheduled to wind down by then.
Since Polywood Rockers were our best sellers last week, we must not be the only ones longing to get outside and enjoy the Spring air. If you’re one of those people and need a sturdy, high end, all weather chair you can leave on the porch throughout the year, give the Jefferson Rocker a look. It can be ordered with or without wicker in your choice of 6 traditional colors: white, black, teak, mahogany, sand and green.
Polywood furniture is eco friendly and made in America from recycled plastic milk jugs. It’s ultra-durable, weather-resistant and can be left outside all year round. At Vermont Woods Studios we guarantee our Polywood furniture for a lifetime of use and we offer a low price guarantee as well.
Find more buyer protection policies for Polywood furniture and learn why these Jefferson Rockers were our best sellers, by browsing our website — perhaps from your front porch. Enjoy the Spring weather while you do.
April 30th, 2013 by Peggy Farabaugh
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.
March 26th, 2013 by Peggy Farabaugh
For awhile I thought we might sneak through March without our annual Spring snowstorm, but obviously I was wrong. The good news is that today is just one of those spectacularly beautiful, crisp winter days where the fresh snow is glistening in the sunshine, against a blue sky background. Not to be ungrateful, but it’s just that I’m kinda over winter at this point.
I keep seeing photos of our new Polywood recycled plastic outdoor furniture coming across my desk. Check out the Club Deep Seating Outdoor Furniture pictured above. Can you picture yourself relaxing on them this summer? They can be customized online in white, black, green, teak, sand or mahogany recycled plastic “polywood”. Cushions can be chosen from a selection of 14 different Sunbrella outdoor fabrics.
Deep seating furniture is typically selected for a covered outdoor space but if you’re looking for all weather furniture to place on an open patio, deck or poolside, maybe have a look at Polywood’s new Captain’s Collection.
There are dozens of other outdoor furniture pieces on our website to get you thinking about lounging around or entertaining outdoors this summer. Have a look and let us know which ones you like best on our Facebook.
January 13th, 2013 by Kelsey Eaton
With unseasonably warm weather in Vermont for the past few days, I have found myself longing for summertime. On top of the weather having me think that summer is around the corner, I have also been fully immersed in Polywood Outdoor Furniture.
If you’re new to our blog or company, let me introduce you to Polywood. It is our only line of furniture that is not made of hardwood, and for good reason. Most of the outdoor furniture you see at other stores are made from teak, redwood, or cedar, because they can withstand some outdoor conditions. However, there is a better material that outdoor furniture can be made out of, and that’s recycled plastic lumber. It replicates the texture (minus the wood splinters) and beauty of real wood, but is more durable to withstand harsh weather conditions.
We normally don’t go around promoting wood alternative furniture (we are Vermont Woods Studios, afterall), but there really isn’t anything better than Polywood Outdoor Furniture. Not only can it withstand extreme weather conditions (including snow), but there is virtually no maintenance. With wood outdoor furniture, you need to reapply protective overcoats, stains, or paint, none of which you have to do to Polywood.
This week Vermont Woods Studios has been busy putting up the new 2013 Polywood pieces, sets, and collections. Polywood Outdoor Furniture Sets are brand new in 2013!
A new collection that we have added is the Polywood Coastal Outdoor Furniture. This exciting new collection is very different from our other collections of Polywood. Unique to this collection is the sling fabric chairs. The sling fabric conforms to your body with firm support. These chairs will be especially nice in the summertime, because the sling fabric allows the chairs to breathe, which means you won’t stick to them on a hot July day! The frames of the chairs are made in your choice of 7 Polywood recycled plastic lumber colors. The collection is comprised of four chairs and three outdoor furniture sets. There is the Coastal Folding Chair, Coastal Dining Chair, Coastal Counter Chair, and the Coastal Bar Chair. The new outdoor furniture sets include the Coastal 3-Piece Bar Set, Coastal 7-Piece Dining Set, and the Coastal 5-Piece Dining Set.
As you browse through our online gallery, all of our new Polywood furniture pieces will be marked by a red “NEW” sticker, like our new South Beach Ultimate Adirondack with Hideaway Ottoman and Euro SOLID Chaise.
What do you think? Will you be adding Polywood to your patio or deck this year?