Polywood furniture design options
There are numerous options for enhancing the beauty of Polywood outdoor furniture. The material can be pre-colored, painted, or stained and the surface can either come smooth or embossed with wood grain. Whatever your style preferences, there is a piece of Polywood outdoor furniture to suit your needs.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Polywood Furniture Design OptionsShapingPolywood lumber can be shaped into any design because it can be cut, nailed, and sawed intojust like hard woods. Although Polywood outdoor furniture is very scratch resistant, if minorscratches do occur they can be buffed out with fine grain sandpaper without ruining the finish ofthe furniture. However, complete resurfacing of plastic lumber is not possible with sandpaper.(Not that you’ll ever have a need to resurface this durable material anyway!)Color ApplicationsTypically Polywood lumber is dyed during the production of its main material-high densitypolyethylene. A UV resistant pigment is added to the plastic, producing a product in which thecolor is not just on the surface but instead it is consistent throughout each piece. Because thecoloring is added during production, most Polywood outdoor furniture comes with color alreadyadded. Customization, by manufacturer or by the customer, can be added by either staining orpainting the material to suit specific tastes. It is best to purchase your HDEP wood outdoorfurniture already in the color you prefer as the material is non-porous and resistant to oils so alayperson may find it hard to find stain or paint that will stick to the surface. Professional stainingcan create an effect on the Polywood furniture that makes it hard to distinguish from comparablehardwood pieces whereas a painted finish can give a sleeker, more contemporary feel to thefurniture.Texture OptionsThere are two texture options available in Polywood backyard and garden furniture pieces:smooth and wood grain textured. A smooth surface area is comfortable and easy to clean.Texture can be added through embossing during the manufacturing process and makes thesurface of plastic lumber closely resemble the grain of real wood and can even make thematerial feel more similar to wood.Top CoatsTop coat options for Polywood outdoor furniture are at once aesthetically pleasing andfunctional. Aesthetic options include a matte finish that goes well with stained pieces andfurthers the resemblance to hardwood and glossy finishes that add a little light-catching shine to
pieces. The functionality of top coats comes in their ability to further protect outdoor furniturefrom fading due to UV rays and from general wear and tear from the elements.DutchCrafters offers a large selection of high quality Polywood Outdoor Furniture made in thesame traditional Amish style that the expansive selection of indoor furniture is crafted in. All ofDutchCrafters products are made in the USA by skilled craftsmen who take pride in producingbeautiful furniture.The design options for Polywood outdoor furniture are extensive. Not only can Polywood, be cutinto any shape, nailed, and drilled into like real wood, but it can also have color added. Thecolor can be added during production of the high density polyethylene material it is composed ofor in the form of top coast of paint, stain, and gloss.