What is Poly?

Poly is a low maintenance wood alternative made from recycled plastic milk and detergent bottles. During the recycling process, these plastics are cleaned to remove any residual original product, labels and dirt. They are then extruded into plastic “boards” that from afar appear to be painted wood boards but contain no wood or wood byproducts.

The scientific term for the recycled plastic is high-density polyethylene (HDPE), with UV-inhibited pigment (color) systems, foaming compounds, and other select process additives. The final product contains over 90% recycled plastic by weight. This is NOT the same plastic used in the plastic chairs sold at the big box stores that cracks, fades and breaks after only a few years in the elements.

The light-stable color pigments are mixed with UV-inhibitors and stabilizers that are throughout the thickness of every board. Therefore, you will experience very little fade of the color and it will not wash off over time. It will not need to be stained or painted but just cleaned with a soft soap to renew the original finish and sheen.

Because HDPE is infinitely recyclable, using it in any outdoor product is a great way to do your part in helping our environment and world. The overall durability of Poly will prevent you from discarding your purchase in a few years like many of the wooden and plastic chairs, tables and benches in years past.

Poly has been in the market for several years and we at A. Lane are proud to offer its superior durability and longevity as a main part of our product line. Poly furniture is sleek and modern looking and requires little yearly maintenance other than hosing off the dirt and dust and it’ll be ready for your next gathering!


what is poly?
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By doing your part to recycle, we can continue cleaning up our planet and oceans while manufacturing eco-friendly furniture for years to come.

Where is A. Lane’s Outdoor Furniture made?


All of our furniture is made in Lancaster County, PA by Amish craftsmen. Their work ethic, craftmanship and ingenuity are second to none. If you already own any Amish furniture inside or outside your home or have had anything done by these people you understand why we are so proud to have them as partners in our business. If this will be your first purchase of any of their products you will be amazed by the attention to detail and finished products.

We offer several different styles, finishes and many colors to meet our customers’ endless imaginations and needs. All of our products are custom made to your design ideas. Therefore pending the time of year, there may be a wait time of 3- 4 weeks to receive your order. Your patience is appreciated through this time but we assure you your wait will be well worth it.

All our furniture is produced locally using only the best professional hand craftsmanship.