Things You Can Get that are Made of Poly

Beth Rice 03/05/2018

As the use of eco-friendly furniture spreads, poly outdoor furniture is taking to yards, pools, patios and more in a big way. It’s a great feeling knowing you’re contributing to a healthier environment by investing in a product made with poly lumber. Known as a type of “miracle furniture,” poly outdoor furniture offers maximum durability, requires very little maintenance, and comes in a variety of styles.

What is poly?

  • Poly is also known as poly lumber or recycled plastic furniture.
  • It’s made from recycled High-Density Poly Ethylene, or HDPE.
  • Poly requires very little maintenance; just an occasional cleaning with soap and water will do.
  • It’s weather resistant, withstanding heat and humidity or frosty cold temps.
  • Poly will not fade, warp, splinter, crack or mold and will never draw termites.

How is poly lumber made?

  • Poly is made from recycled plastics; think milk jugs and laundry detergent bottles.
  • The plastic is recycled, shredded and cleaned, melted into pellets and combined with dye and UV protectant.
  • Then it’s formed into solid colored lumber and cut and built into furniture.

How Does Using Poly Help the Environment? How does it help Me?

  • It takes roughly 1,000 plastic milk jugs to produce 100 pounds of poly lumber—that’s a lot of recycled plastic that’s kept out of landfills.
  • The use of poly replaces outdoor furniture that breaks down and gets thrown out more frequently, preventing more trash from being added to landfills.
  • Using poly furniture saves you money as it is ultra-durable and will not have to be replaced often.

When you think outdoor furniture, tables and chairs are most likely the first things that come to mind. But poly lumber is branching out and becoming such popular material it has been fashioned into some items you may not expect. Here are a few of them.

Swings N Things

The LuxCraft Poly Grandpa’s Rocker

LuxCraft Poly Grandpa's Rocker

  • Captures rustic style in its curves and back
  • Available in natural colors that look similar to wood
  • Option to add a seat cushion
The LuxCraft 5’ Adirondack Poly Swing

LuxCraft 5" Adirondack Poly Swing

  • Adirondack style is brought to the popular porch swing
  • Features high back for added support and comfort

 

For Playing in the Snow

The Amish Made 4’ Poly Lumber Toboggan

Amish Made 4" Poly Lumber Toboggan

 

  • Here poly offers a favorite for winter fun
  • Available in fourteen fun colors (shown in County Creek Aruba and Yellow)

 

Pretty for the Porch

The Amish 5’ Rollback Poly Glider with Console

Amish 5' Rollback Poly Glider with Console

  • Durable full glider available in 14 colors
  • Complete with cupholder shelf
  • Seat measures 60” wide, 20” deep and 18” high
The Poly Coffee Table with Optional Ice Bowl

Amish Made Poly Coffee Table with Optional Ice Bowl

  • Option to add ice bowl in center for chilling drinks
  • Cover ice bowl when not in use and use as a full table

 

Outdoor Bar Time

Cheers to an outdoor bar that won’t warp, fade or splinter!

The Berlin Gardens Poly Outdoor Island

Berlin Gardens Poly Outdoor Island

  • Combines outdoor bar and kitchen island
  • Includes prep area and removeable ice chest

 

The Berlin Gardens Outdoor Poly Saddle Bar Stool

Berlin Gardens Outdoor Poly Saddle Bar Stool

  • Versatile style perfect for use with an outdoor poly bar

 

An Eco Friendly Fire Pit

The Berlin Gardens Donoma Poly Fire Pit

Berlin Gardens Donoma Poly Fire Pit

  • Starts up in seconds
  • Wind guard keeps flame in place
  • Choice of fire gems in Diamond, Amber or Aquamarine
  • Stainless steel heat burner
  • Propane tank slides in and out easily for changing

Bins, Receptacles and Planters

The Slatted Poly Outdoor Trash Bin

Slatted Poly Outdoor Trash Bin

  • Available in a rainbow of colors
  • Sturdy and strong and won’t break down like other plastic trash bins
The Poly Trash Receptacle

Poly Trash Receptacle

  • Can add up to four holes to put trash through
  • Perfect for home or business
The Amish Poly Planter Bench 

Amish Poly Planter Bench

  • Combines bench seat and planters that will not rot or break down

Sofas and Sectionals

The Finch Poly Van Buren Sectional

Finch Poly Van Buren Sectional

  • Choice of configuration with options including a right or left love seat or sofa sectional with a corner section
The Finch Poly Mission Sofa

Finch Poly Mission Sofa

  • Simple mission style
  • Available in a variety of solid or two-tone colors

With a look similar to wood and maximum strength to endure the elements, eco friendly poly furniture is coming up with new ways to enhance outdoor living.

Beth Riceby Beth Rice (102 Posts)

Beth Rice started a dream job when she began as a content writer for DutchCrafters in 2015. She has an A.A. Degree from Manatee Community College, and studied Journalism at the University of South Florida for one year. Her published work includes a short story in Chicken Soup for the Soul's "My Amazing Mom" edition and one children's book, "I"m Adopted, I'm Special." Conveying the qualities, functions and benefits of DutchCrafters furniture keeps her creative as she contributes to content throughout the website. An avid reader and devoted runner, Beth hopes to publish a novel in the future. DutchCrafters Timber to Table blog was started in 2012 to provide our customers and other readers with woodworkers stories, Amish culture information, and furniture selection or interior design tips.


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