NEW STORE NOW OPEN IN YORKTOWN CENTER

NEW STORE NOW OPEN IN YORKTOWN CENTER

If you’re looking to purchase patio furniture near Lombard Illinois you need to visit the newest store in Yorktown Center. By The Yard opened in the center on October 15th, 2018, on the lower level near Von Maur.Why open an outdoor furniture store in

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Fall Tent Sale

Fall Tent Sale

Have you ever visited By The Yard at a tradeshow or a state fair? If you have, you have seen exactly what will be on sale, under the tent, at By The Yard’s Fall Tent Event; Friday and Saturday, September 21 st and 22nd, 2018. Shop fro

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The Family Cabin

The Family Cabin

Few people truly know the joys and pains of building their own cabin. It starts with a dream...a recurring dream, because you think about it one million times before you actually do it. Maybe your favorite place as a kid was Grandpa and Grandma

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Recipe for Togetherness: Add Our Rondacks!

Recipe for Togetherness: Add Our Rondacks!

The Adirondack chair is most certainly one of the most popular chairs for summertime relaxation. Whether you are using yours gathered around your fire pit, near the shore at your cabin or on your front porch, Adirondack chairs are a great choice!But

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Planter Tips for Spring Planting

Planter Tips for Spring Planting

If you were one of the lucky customers who purchased planters at our Open House, congratulations! But NOW WHAT?We worked with Sailer’s Greenhouse in Prior Lake to gather a few best practices using our planters for successful blooms this spring &amp

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Annual Open House Celebration!

Annual Open House Celebration!

Every year, at each of our showroom locations, we invite you to our annual Open House Celebration!The Open House Celebration for Vernon Hills will be hosted on Saturday, April 21st from 9am-5pm at 900 S. Milwaukee Ave in Vernon Hills, IL. For our Jor

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Buying a new home? Consider new outdoor furniture!

Buying a new home? Consider new outdoor furniture!

Spring is arguably the best time of the year to buy or sell a home but it is definitively the busiest time of the year in real estate. Many people are practically bursting to get out of their homes after being cooped up all winter and spring always

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One way By The Yard Gives to the Max

Giving back, specifically feeding hungry people, is a HUGE part of our mission.While we may be known mostly for our maintenance-free outdoor furniture and fine craftsmanship, something you might not know about us is our commitment to caring for the c

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Lucky Chair Deal

Lucky Chair Deal

Save a lot of “green” St. Patricks Day weekend only when you “go green” at By The Yard!This weekend ONLY you can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by keeping a little “green” (CASH!) in your pockets while still adding beautiful “green” (RECYCLED) chairs to

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By The Yard - The MN Original

By The Yard - The MN Original

By The Yard Outdoor Furniture is truly, The Minnesota Original when it comes to the highest in quality recycled plastic furniture offerings.With over 382 base products available in nine UV-stabilized color offerings, there is no better choice than By

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Gliders: A Perfect Addition to your Outdoor Oasis

Gliders: A Perfect Addition to your Outdoor Oasis

Benjamin Franklin is said to have invented the rocking chair, although, there is no historical proof to this theory. The original rocking chair traces back to the 18th century in North America. It is documented that the earliest appearance of Glid

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On The Road

On The Road

Celebrities have award season right now but we at By The Yard will walk a different kind of red carpet...the one that runs through trade shows and spring Home & Garden Shows.Just last week we hit the ground running for our annual trip to the Fort Wor

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Faith, Family & Fortitude

Faith, Family & Fortitude

Like many small businesses, By The Yard began with two simple dreams: Being your own boss & feeding hungry people.It seemed simple really. After years of dissatisfaction in her job as a traveling sales manager which required being away from family a

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The Gift of Time Well Spent

The Gift of Time Well Spent

The holiday season seems to move faster year after year, do you agree?  It often becomes a flurry of holiday parties, Christmas Concerts, special events, celebrations with friends, Holiday Cards and baking.  That doesn’t even account for al

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Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it seemed only fitting that we show you how giving thanks around a table can be beautiful - inside and outside. While not all of us are snow birds and able to enjoy the outdoor warmth in every season, many

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Our Mission to Give Back

Our Mission to Give Back

Giving back, specifically feeding hungry people, is a HUGE part of our mission.While we may be known mostly for our maintenance-free outdoor furniture and fine craftsmanship, something you might not know about us is our commitment to caring for the c

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A Haunting Halloween, By the Yard Style.

A Haunting Halloween, By the Yard Style.

There’s nothing to be scared of when it comes to using your durable outdoor By the Yard furniture for festive events like celebrating Halloween.Our Mission Collection can help to create the perfect spooky backdrop for all tricks and treats on Hallowe

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TEN reasons to FALL for Fire Tables

TEN reasons to FALL for Fire Tables

Perhaps one of the very best times of the year in the Midwest, is Autumn. The leaves begin to turn, the air turns crisp and cozy sweaters are brought out of hiding. Fall in the Midwest, as well as other areas across the country, doesn’t mean giving

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Weathering the Elements

Weathering the Elements

Outdoor furniture needs to be sturdy to endure the weather and everything it brings, from torrential rainstorms to the blistering sun. The material with which your furniture is crafted plays a significant role in determining its overall sturdiness. H

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How to Throw a Backyard Movie Night

How to Throw a Backyard Movie Night

Summer days can get a bit too hot, but summer nights are perfect for outdoor fun! Follow these planning tips to take the entertainment outside and throw a backyard movie night for your friends and family.The Snacks One of the biggest ben

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Reasons to Buy Products Made in the U.S.A.

Reasons to Buy Products Made in the U.S.A.

No matter what American store you walk into you’re guaranteed to find products with a little tag attached that says “Made in China.” A majority of American products are made internationally, as many American companies have moved their business

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Creative Backyard Games to Play This Summer

Creative Backyard Games to Play This Summer

Outdoor Classics If you’re looking for fun outdoor games to play with family and friends this summer, maybe during a barbecue or pool party, nothing beats the classics! The game of horseshoes has been around for decades. If you don’t happen to l

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Make the Most of a Tiny Outdoor Space

Make the Most of a Tiny Outdoor Space

Whether you’re the proud owner of a condo with a teensy back patio or a single family home with a smaller-than-average backyard, your outdoor space’s size shouldn’t affect how functional and beautiful it can be. With creativity and versatility,

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Fun Outdoor Activities for the Family This Spring

Fun Outdoor Activities for the Family This Spring

With the weather warming and the flowers in bloom, spring is the perfect season to spend time outdoors. While you could go to an amusement park or take a family trip, it’s also possible to enjoy the outdoors from the comfort of your own backyard. Her

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Best Ways to Set up an Outdoor Buffet

Best Ways to Set up an Outdoor Buffet

Outdoor parties can take a lot of work to set up, especially when you want food and beverages to be easily accessible. Buffet tables are one way to display your whole spread and provide easy access to food and drink. However, the logistics of f

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​Making Yogurt a Kitchen Essential

​Making Yogurt a Kitchen Essential

Finding your recipes a bit tired from using the same old ingredients? It may be time to spice up your cooking with a dollop of a more underappreciated kitchen essential – yogurt. Many believe that yogurt has little use outside of your morning m

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​What Is High-Density Polyethylene?

​What Is High-Density Polyethylene?

Physical Properties Polyethylene is a thermoplastic originally made from petroleum. The high-density variety is known for its very high strength-to-density ratio; one cubic meter of  HDPE can weigh 970 kilograms. It can also withstand tem

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​The Benefits of Plastic Furniture

​The Benefits of Plastic Furniture

Outdoor furniture can be a great addition to your yard or patio. There are typically three types of outdoor furniture to choose from: wood, metal and plastic. While you may be predisposed to think of plastic furniture as being “cheap,” you have li

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Storing Outdoor Furniture for the Winter Months

Storing Outdoor Furniture for the Winter Months

Winter weather can be hard on outdoor furniture, leaving it looking old and worn once the season is over. The snow, ice and winds can cause cracks, rust, fading or other problems. If you own traditional patio furniture then you’ll likely want to read

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Black Friday Blowout 2016

Black Friday Blowout Friday November 25th 2016By The Yard Inc. is competing for your business this Black Friday! We have the best gifts in town. While it is great to receive, we believe it is even better to GIVE! So bring 3 food items to our

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Spotlight on Vernon Hills, IL

Spotlight on Vernon Hills, IL

Have you seen our new outdoor patio furniture store in Vernon Hills? Well, it’s quite a destination. What better way to try out the world’s most comfortable maintenance free outdoor furniture? It’s only 20 minutes from the Wisconsin border and

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Choosing the Right Outdoor Dining Table

Choosing the Right Outdoor Dining Table

Environmentally responsible and high quality aren’t mutually exclusive when it comes to the outdoor dining sets, tables and chairs designed and created by the experts at By the Yard Inc. We combine eco-friendly design with modern, attractive style

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​What Makes Our Furniture Priceless

When you purchase By the Yard furniture, you’re not only receiving the highest quality outdoor furniture, you’re taking home the kind of benefits you can’t put a price on.Peace of MindCaring for your patio set will be one less thing to worry about

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