Taking Your Gardening Dollar

How to Find Ecologically Correct Garden Furniture


Now there’s help for eco-conscious consumers trying to figure out which wood products are from sustainable sources and which aren’t, and ratings for outdoor furniture have been compiled by the National Wildlife Federation right here.

Of course it tells me nothing about my "American made natural white cedar" Adirondack chairs, but I can tell you they’re a bargain at $99 each.

Posted by on September 29, 2007 at 11:19 am, in the category Taking Your Gardening Dollar.
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7 responses to “How to Find Ecologically Correct Garden Furniture”

  1. For even a better bargain ( considering the lack of maintenance amoritized over many years ) , modern style and sustainability look at the cool stylish Adirondack chairs by Room and Board.
    – via their site, click on outdoor , then click lounge chairs –

    I saw these beauties displayed at the West Coast Green Eco Expo last weekend and they were a hit !

  2. susan harris says:

    Michelle, I see this Adirondack style chair I saw on the site for $300 – http://www.roomandboard.com/rnb/collection.do?method=get&id=90507845&cat=17
    Is it worth paying 3 times as much for the recycled plastic? For some people, I’m sure.

  3. Don’t forget the eco-friendly way of making your own garden furniture from recycled lumber, logs, or whatever. Be creative. I’m bored with magazine-perfect furniture, not just gardens.

  4. eliz says:

    One of my friends has made great furniture from abandoned shopping carts. Really, very cool. You need cushions with it, of couse.

    Oh, shoot, I can’t find the image–I’ll post it when I do.

  5. Brooke says:

    I really want to see the shopping cart furniture, I can’t picture how they’d do that.

  6. Brooke says:

    Are those azaleas in the picture? Nice to see some after ours all got frozen this past Easter, and those that lived are getting choked out by the drought.