About • By the Yard

About By The Yard

Our Story

In 1995, our owners, Deb and Roger, hand-sketched the original logo on their daughter’s school supply list, along with the first designs for furniture made from recycled milk jugs.

We have since expanded to multiple locations across Minnesota, Illinois and Wisconsin, and continue to craft sustainable furniture for customers throughout the United States.

Our Story

In 1995, our owners, Deb and Roger, hand-sketched the original logo on their daughter’s school supply list, along with the first designs for furniture made from recycled milk jugs.

We have since expanded to multiple locations across Minnesota, Illinois and Wisconsin, and continue to craft sustainable furniture for customers throughout the United States.

About Us

Our Core Values

Do Our Best
Do Our Best

We take pride in our work and always strive for quality.

Sustainability
Sustainability

We make a positive impact on our environment, business and community.

Caring
Caring

We value service and doing the right thing.

Teamwork
Teamwork

We energetically collaborate with others for mutual gain.

Mutual Success
Mutual Success

Our owners, employees and customers are invested in each others’ success.

Our Furniture

Our timeless furniture is hand-made in Minnesota and built with our customers’ specs in mind.

Better Than Wood
Better Than Wood
Made from recycled high-density polyethylene (HDPE), our furniture is strong and sustainable and won’t splinter, crack or rot.
Maintenance-Free
Maintenance-Free

Stain-resistant, non-porous, and 100% bleach cleanable, our furniture is easy to clean, requires no winter storage and is UV stabilized to minimize fading.

35-Year Warranty
35-Year Warranty

We stand by every piece of furniture we create and back it up with a 35-year warranty.