Category: Outdoor

Top 5 New Arrivals and Why We Love Them

Beth Rice 09/02/2017

We keep an eye out for what’s new in Amish furniture to be able to bring it to you first. We carefully review fresh offerings from our dedicated Amish vendors who have a solid grasp on the latest in furniture design. Still, after 13 years we’re always struck by the beauty of each new piece, and skill of the Amish woodworkers. Here are five of our new arrivals. Each one is a beautiful and unique… Top 5 New Arrivals and Why We Love Them

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Let it Snow: Tips for Winter Bird Feeding

Beth Rice 05/12/2016

After strong winter storms, birds can be cut off from their natural food sources. You can contribute to the health and safety of feathered friends with these winter bird feeding tips. Friendly Feeders The ideal feeder is sturdy and firm, and is easy to assemble and clean. With minimal cleaning required, environmentally friendly poly feeders fit the bill perfectly. Multiple feeders placed in your yard will attract more birds for you to enjoy. The placement… Let it Snow: Tips for Winter Bird Feeding

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How to Store your Outdoor Furniture for the Winter

Beth Rice 29/11/2016

As fall turns into winter, your beautiful outdoor furniture prepares to hibernate for a while. Much of the modern outdoor furniture today is crafted to withstand the elements and can endure the changes in the weather. However, cleaning and storing your outdoor furnishings will help to keep them bright and fresh until the spring flowers begin to bloom. Cushion Cleansing The most important part of preparing your outdoor items for winter is a good cleaning.… How to Store your Outdoor Furniture for the Winter

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Pretty Up Your Patio This Fall

Leah Meldman 01/11/2016

This post was updated on September 23, 2019 to update a product link that was no longer working.  What better way to enjoy the cooler weather than from the comfort of a cozy rocking chair? The crisp air has us inspired to create cozy gathering spaces outdoors. Deep conversations pair well with the vibrant colors of the season. Grab a cup of warm apple cider and check out our ideas for creating an inviting, autumn-inspired… Pretty Up Your Patio This Fall

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From Mountains to Many Homes: The History of the Adirondack Chair

Beth Rice 29/08/2016

Thomas Lee had the chair pulled right out from under him, so to speak.  The summer of 1903 found Lee vacationing with family at his summer home in Westport, NY.  Located on Lake Champlain with the stunning views of the Adirondack mountains to entertain him, Lee encountered a problem.  His search for comfortable outdoor furniture produced nothing suitable. Determined to solve this problem and enjoy all that the mountain views had to offer, Lee got… From Mountains to Many Homes: The History of the Adirondack Chair

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Move Over Man Cave, Here Comes the She Shed

Leah Meldman 19/08/2016

Move over man cave! The she shed, sometimes referred to as “shedquarters,” is taking center stage with its ability to create a backyard escape. Take your staycation to the next level with our ideas for these gorgeous getaways. We’ve rounded up our top picks to create a she shed to suit your hobbies and style. The Reading Retreat One of our favorite ways to stake your claim in the backyard is to turn your shed… Move Over Man Cave, Here Comes the She Shed

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Six Ways to Enjoy your Outdoor Wooden Furniture this Summer

Beth Rice 21/07/2016

Outdoor wooden furniture is durable, affordable, and can transform an outdoor space into a fun gathering spot for many different activities with family and friends, or a place to relax when when you need some “me-time.” From the porch to the yard, to your pool deck and patio, we’re taking a look at ways to enjoy your outdoor wooden furniture on nice, long, sunny days. On the Porch The porch provides a gathering place for… Six Ways to Enjoy your Outdoor Wooden Furniture this Summer

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How to Create an Eco-Friendly Outdoor Dining Space

Leah Meldman 14/07/2016

Dreaming of backyard bliss that will allow you to truly appreciate Mother Nature? Creating an eco-friendly outdoor dining space where you can gather with family and friends, or enjoy some “me” time, is a simple task that takes just a little bit of planning and Poly lumber. The first step is visualizing exactly what you want your outdoor space to do for you. Are you the life of the party that loves hosting a get-together… How to Create an Eco-Friendly Outdoor Dining Space

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10 Uses for Wagons and Wheelbarrows

Debra Gingerich 06/06/2016

Wooden wagons and wheelbarrows may seem like a thing of the past; however not only are they still useful for gardening, they also make great wedding, party and home accents. Read on for new and trending ideas for using wagons and wheelbarrows on the big day and beyond. The Big Day 1. Flower Girl Wagon A wooden goat wagon makes for a memorable flower girl entrance! You have the perfect flower girl in mind, but she’s only been walking… 10 Uses for Wagons and Wheelbarrows

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Urban Chicken Coops

Leah Meldman 25/05/2016

Raise Chickens, Raise the Bar Has your longing for a rural past been cooped up now that you live in the city? Urban chicken coops continue to be more and more popular as cities adapt to this fast-growing trend. Even in our own backyard, laws have been adjusted to accommodate the desire to domestically raise chickens. After more than 1,000 people petitioned for the legalization of these backyard chickens in Sarasota, FL, where our corporate headquarters… Urban Chicken Coops

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Poly Furniture Spring Cleaning

Debra Gingerich 19/05/2016

With summer right around the corner, we’re all ready to shake off the cold of winter and get the grill fired up for some homemade barbecue. If you’re like most people, your poly furniture has sat outside all winter, accumulating some dirt and grime along the way. Now is the time to get everything ready for another beautiful outdoor season and here are a few tips to get you started. General Cleaning and Maintenance If… Poly Furniture Spring Cleaning

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An Arbor for Any Space

Debra Gingerich 24/03/2016

There may still be some patches of snow here or there, but summer is just around the corner. It’s time to start thinking about your outdoor spaces. You can create a magical, fairytale feel for your personal oasis with an American-made arbor.  To some that may be an enchanting garden arbor with a swing to enjoy nights gazing at the stars, and for others it might be a crisp white wedding arbor overgrown with red… An Arbor for Any Space

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The Big List of Shed Landscape Ideas

Jayca Pike 31/08/2015

The Big List of Shed Landscape Ideas What do you use (or wish you could use) your outdoor storage shed for? An artist’s getaway? A gardening or tool shed? A spare space for guests to catnap? Or how about a child’s playhouse? Whatever its function, you’ll find a wonderful way to heighten its beauty (or conceal its, ahem, more rustic nature) in this comprehensive series of suggestions to landscape a shed.

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Spring Patio: 3 Garden Planter Ideas to Deck Out Your Deck

Heather McLellan 11/05/2015

With spring in full bloom and summer just around the corner, May brings with it some of the most vibrant and magnificent outdoor displays that the year has to offer. It seems as though almost everyone’s outside – weddings, picnics, holidays, those long afternoons with a book that we can’t stop dreaming about – and all of that calls for outdoor décor to match these bright, vibrant days. So, we’ve taken a little time away… Spring Patio: 3 Garden Planter Ideas to Deck Out Your Deck

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