Eco-friendly Outdoor Furniture, Part 1

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If you’re finally “suffering” from Spring fever and anxious to spend some quality time outdoors with friends and family, you may be in need of new furnishings for your outdoor living spaces.  Even outdoor furniture can have environmental attributes, such as being made from recycled and sustainable materials. In part one of this series, I’ll talk about the innovative companies who create these fun and functional pieces from old skis and snowboards.

The snow sports industry typically discards worn and outdated ski and snowboard equipment every 2-3 years.  That would amount to quite a large pile headed for overflowing landfills if it weren’t for a few small companies dedicated to turning trash into treasure.  These companies handcraft the recycled ski and snowboard materials into colorful, weather-resistant, outdoor furniture (not to mention some unique indoor furnishings as well).

  1. Green Mountain Ski Furniture out of Waterbury Center, Vermont, offers an extensive line of durable outdoor furnishings.  They’ll do custom creations as well.
  2. Reeski, based in Aspen, Colorado, recycles about 12,000 pounds of skis and snowboards annually to create cool picnic tables, Adirondack chairs, and benches.  They offer custom made products too.
  3. Vermont Ski Recyclers out of Morrisville, Vermont, also saves tons of industry discards from becoming solid waste.  Their line includes tables, chairs, barstools, even a settee!

Tag(s): Green Furnishings, Greening the Home, Reclaimed Materials, Recycling

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5 Responses to “Eco-friendly Outdoor Furniture, Part 1”

  1. Carrie Lang on March 23rd, 2009 5:36 pm

    How wonderful it is to see the creativity in turning something old and discarded into something beautiful and functional. These pieces of outdoor furniture are perfect for the cabin or by the fire pit. They look very durable.
    I have some furniture that is very rustic that would compliment your line. Please vist at http://www.carrie8396.wordpress.com. It would be very nice if we could link to each others products

  2. Desk Antiques %0A on November 17th, 2010 12:53 pm

    outdoor furnitures should be very well coated with protective varnish to ensure a longer lasting outdoor furniture –“

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  4. polywood adirondack chairs on April 20th, 2012 1:10 am

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  5. recycled park benches on December 10th, 2012 3:53 am

    I love the color combinations on the photo you shared! The slats look like peacock tails to me and I adore the fine selection of hues contrasting the lighter tints. Indeed, outdoor furniture is such a complement for family time. Thank you for sharing!

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