This winter was pretty harsh for most of the country and it seems everything left outside took quite a beating. We (stupidly!) left a few pieces of wood patio furniture uncovered and they were mostly damaged. For now we'll sand and refinish, but the chairs won't last forever. When we do replace them, we'll likely consider an alternative to wood, such as the Emmet Adirondack chair and ottoman.
Made from 100% post-industrial and post-consumer recycled plastic, the Emmet Adirondack & Ottoman are said to be durable, easy-to-clean and fade resistant. Although their price point is a little high at $399 for the chair and $179 for the ottoman, if they last more than three years they're worth it! They are available in seven colors: white, green, red, brown, grey, black and blue.
We came across the chairs last week in Design Within Reach and Room & Board and I was surprised how comfortable they were. Both my husband and I took a seat and decided we would consider the chairs when we're in market.
(Image: Room and Board)