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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’s cabin. Maybe you are a water lover and can’t get enough of fishing or boating. Maybe the woods call to you during your overwhelming suburban life...maybe it’s all of these things.

Whether your cabin is a 10 foot square bunk house without water or electricity, or a 2 story 4 season home with a hot tub; if you built it, you know the ups and downs of cabin regulations. The “Ups” being the day you plugged in your cabin’s refrigerator for the first time, the “Downs” being the day they told you your structure is too close to the property line.

Cabin owners are masters at simplifying. Taking a long tedious task and making it into a short, efficient one. There’s a place for everything “and everything’s in it’s place.” This is why more and more lake house and cabin owners are getting rid of their old wooden outdoor furniture and investing in By The Yard maintenance-free outdoor furniture. No more painting, no more staining and you can even personalize it. Most cabin owners like to put everything away for the winter, but if it won’t fit in your 10 foot square bunk house, you can just leave it out all year long and it will last for decades.

With over 350 designs, you’re sure to find just the right Adirondack chairs for the fire pit area, the perfect sized table and chair set for the deck, the most comfortable gliders for the front porch AND a great set of tapered planters to frame the steps.

You made your cabin in a very specific style...yours. You don’t want a cabin like anyone else’s so your outdoor furniture should reflect your style too. Only By The Yard will let you customize your color combinations at NO extra cost. Choose from 9 classic earth tones and hundreds of combinations thereof. For minimal cost By The Yard can engrave your furniture. Maybe you have named your cabin and want display the name on your furniture. Maybe you don’t want anyone sitting in YOUR chair so go ahead, put your name on it! You can even add images or logos if you desire. You are going to have your cabin for decades so your outdoor furniture should last just as long.

Don’t take care of your furniture, let it take care of you. Stop painting and staining outdoor furniture. You should be on the dock fishing with the kids or even taking a cabin nap, not spending hours sanding and refinishing old patio furniture. If the kids are grown they probably only get to the cabin a couple of times a summer and you want to spend as much time with them as possible. You can convince yourself that there are plenty of weekends between Memorial Day and Labor Day to refinish a few deck chairs, but why? You don’t have to do any of that maintenance with By The Yard outdoor furniture. Most people who own a cabin also own a first home where the projects never end. The weekends between Memorial Day and Labor Day just got cut in half! Make this the year you buy your forever furniture from By The Yard.

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 how did they get so popular?The iconic Adirondack chair got its start [...]

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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 & summer. Planting a container is easy and fun!  There is just [...]

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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 Jordan location, the Open House Celebration will be held on Saturday, April [...]

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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 offers a fresh perspective as well [...]

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Eight Things to Consider when Buying Outdoor Furniture

For many people, the front porch or patio can quickly become a second family room in warmer months. Those coveted extra square feet often make the perfect spots for outdoor gathering or entertaining. So how do you go about choosing the right kind of furniture for your space? We’ve collected 8 things [...]

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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 your outdoor living! This GREEN deal is red hot! But ANY [...]

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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 The Yard for your outdoor living needs.As spring quickly approaches and you begin to consider your [...]

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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 Glider chairs & mechanisms are dated back to 1939.We here at By [...]

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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 Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. This legendary rodeo [...]

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