Not your everyday plastic chair.
Poly lumber is HDPE: High-density polyethylene, a polymer (plastic) designed to look and feel like wood. HDPE is all around you: in hula hoops, milk bottles, water pipes, and bottle caps. Around 90% of the HDPE material in your chair is recycled from items like these.
But I don’t want a chair that feels “plasticky.”
This chair feels anything but, largely thanks to extrusion. Extrusion molds the heated HDPE material into long lumber boards, as it were Play-Doh. Through this process, the HDPE gains the shape and texture of wooden lumber.
The classic wooden feel, redefined.
Poly lumber chairs never require painting: they’re dyed to the core during extrusion. They’re also infused during that process with UV-inhibitors, ensuring a lifetime of vivid colorfastness under the sun. Unlike wood, no moisture can penetrate the material, preventing rot. The polymer is so solidly bonded that it will never splinter nor crack.
An ultra-durable chair for the digital age.
We don’t skimp on our HDPE. We use only the finest extrusion methods in order to produce a denser, sturdier poly lumber material. We’ll do anything to ensure greater durability and safety for our customers.
Beware of Butt Joints.
There's no easier way to connect two pieces of wood. Butt them together, nail it down, done. Furniture is too often done the easy way, which in this case, is also the weakest way. That's why we use mortises and tenons instead of butt joints, every time.
Mortise and... What?
You may not have heard, but we've been using mortise and tenon connections for thousands of years. They're simple, yet astoundingly effective: a projection from the end of one board (tenon) inserts into a cavity in another board (mortise). We use stub mortises and tenons on the weight-bearing joints of our chair, reinforced by Type 316 stainless steel.
Better carpentry, better chairs.
Every mortise and tenon connection is individually tested by our master craftsmen. Each step in the construction process has been refined, and refined again. We smooth every piece of lumber, eliminating sharp corners for a smooth, contoured finish.