The Complete Guide to Buying an Adirondack Chair

Since its invention in the early 1900s by Thomas Lee, the Adirondack chair has been a feature on patios, decks, and porches around the world. Originally known as the Westport chair, modern Adirondack chairs can trace their heritage back to 1938, when Irving Wolpin designed in the contoured back and seat that makes this furniture so comfortable to use. When it comes to choosing the … Continue reading The Complete Guide to Buying an Adirondack Chair

Effortless Outdoor Entertaining Tips & Recipes

An afternoon with the girls can, and should be, totally effortless. But, when entertaining guests you still want to impress. For that reason, we love recipes that are quick and easy to throw together, but look (and taste) like you spent all morning preparing them. Below are a few of our favorite outdoor entertaining tips and recipes you and your guests are guaranteed to love. … Continue reading Effortless Outdoor Entertaining Tips & Recipes

6 Ways to Style Your Outdoor Coffee Table

Just because it’s outdoors doesn’t mean your living area has to be boring. You can—and should!—dress up your outdoor space with accessories and knick-knacks to make it more inviting. And, one of the places you should start? Your coffee table. That versatile piece of furniture serves as the focal point of an outdoor living space, and there are plenty of ways to add character to … Continue reading 6 Ways to Style Your Outdoor Coffee Table

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Comparing Rocking Chair Styles

As the end of summer approaches, we’re looking forward to enjoying Fall weather in a comfortable rocking chair with a hot cocoa in hand. If you’re in the market for your first rocking chair or hoping to add to your collection, you’re in luck! We have many options, traditional or adirondack, that will work with any outdoor space. Presidential Rocker By far our most popular rocker, the Presidential Rocker is … Continue reading Comparing Rocking Chair Styles

6 Quick & Easy Home Cleaning Tips

The best part of summer is enjoying more opportunities to get outside. Baseball games, running through the sprinkler, grilling on the patio with family…and sipping on some wine while relaxing in a POLYWOOD adirondack. But, more time outside means tracking extra messes into our homes–and if you don’t stay on top of cleaning, dirt can easily be transferred to every corner of the house. We recently asked … Continue reading 6 Quick & Easy Home Cleaning Tips

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Our First Porch Makeover

When our Creative Team first had the idea to put together some local outdoor makeovers featuring our furniture, it was the dead of winter. With our corporate headquarters in Indiana, there wasn’t a whole lot we could do but wait until the weather warmed up. Fast forward to spring and we thought, why not look in our own backyards? My aunt and uncle have an adorable … Continue reading Our First Porch Makeover

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DIY Your Own Container Gardens

Among the accessories and props we bring on photo shoots, live plants and flowers are great at adding a lived-in feel to our photos. Typically, we work with existing plants at each shoot location, but every once in a while we pot our own to bring along. While buying a pre-made arrangment at your local florist or home improvement store is the easiest, sometimes it’s nice to get … Continue reading DIY Your Own Container Gardens

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Comparing Adirondack Styles

One of the first products developed at Poly-Wood was the Classic Adirondack – it’s actually our #1 selling adirondack to date. Since then, we’ve added several styles of Adirondacks…which, at first glance, can sometimes be difficult to distinguish. In order to find the perfect fit for you and your home, let’s take a look at the different styles we offer and what makes each of them unique. Classic … Continue reading Comparing Adirondack Styles

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Spring Cleaning Tips

Whether you’ve stored, covered, or left your POLYWOOD furniture out in the elements, it’s nice to freshen it up before breaking out the barbeques. Luckily, cleaning our furniture is super easy! The Quick Clean – also known as the ‘I have guests coming over! clean’ soap warm water clean cloth The ‘Spring Clean’ This is great for any stubborn stains as well. homemade mixture of 1/3 bleach and 2/3 water clean … Continue reading Spring Cleaning Tips