All you need to know about poly outdoor furniture in one minute. What is poly furniture? What can be made of recycled HDPE (recycled high-density polyethylene)? See if poly furniture is right for you! The Poly recycling process is explained in this animation from DutchCrafters Amish furniture.
How is poly lumber made?
If you’ve ever wondered how to make poly or the difference between outdoor poly vs wood furniture, this animation might be just what you’re looking for. The plastic recycling process is a complicated one, but when making poly lumber is done correctly, the results speak for themselves. Beautiful outdoor furniture that is durable enough to withstand the elements and last through the seasons.
Poly Furniture Build Process
Though the video tells most of the story, there are a few things you should know about the build process. Poly lumber is the product of a series of steps that make it more complicated than wood furniture.
- Recycling facilities sort out HDPE plastics, such as milk jugs, and clean and sort them.
- Then, the next step involves shredding the plastic and melting them into small balls, also known as pellets, of plastic.
- From there, it can be turned into new items! Poly lumber companies combine the pellets with dye and UV protectant and create poly lumber in dozens of colors and several board sizes.
- This lumber is delivered to Amish shops, usually situated in farming communities in Indiana and Ohio, where woodworkers can build with the lumber just like any wood lumber!
What is Poly Furniture?
If you want poly furniture explained in the simplest terms, it is durable furniture made from milk jugs that are recycled and combined with dye and UV protectant.
Poly furniture is fade-resistant and weather-resistant, requiring nothing more than simple cleaning with soap and water. It’s long-lasting, eco-friendly, AND when you shop at DutchCrafters, supports American small business. It’s the perfect outdoor patio furniture you can feel good about.
Outdoor Wood Furniture
DutchCrafters has a large collection of outdoor Pine and Cedar wood furniture as well. If you’re not sold on poly and still want to consider outdoor wood furniture, you can follow this link to shop all Amish outdoor furniture.
What is Poly Furniture? Video Transcript
Here’s all you need to know about Poly Furniture in 1 minute.
Poly furniture, also known as poly wood, poly lumber, or recycled plastic furniture, is made from recycled High-Density PolyEthylene, or HDPE: milk jugs.
You recycle your plastic.
It’s shredded and cleaned,
Then melted into pellets,
Combined with dye and UV protectant,
Formed into solid-colored lumber,
And cut and built into furniture.
Choose from a wide variety of colors, from natural to bright, and many stylish designs.
Add cupholders, cushions and pillows.
Then, order from DutchCrafters and it’s shipped to your house in four to eight weeks. Simply assemble, then sit back and enjoy.
Poly is softer than wood, but more dense, so it’s heavier and more durable.
It’s fade-resistant and weather-resistant.
Will never rot, crack, or splinter.
It’s low maintenance; only needs simple cleaning with soap and water on occasion.
Long-lasting, eco-friendly, and supports American small business:
It’s the perfect outdoor patio furniture that you can feel good about.
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Milk jugs, recycled, dyed, cut, delivered, assembled, enjoyed.
Comfortable, long-lasting, sustainable, and American-made.