Comparing Deep Seating Styles

Originally Published on October 24, 2018. Last Updated on August 9, 2023.

When it comes to rest and relaxation, nothing compares to our deep seating furniture. Expertly crafted for maximum comfort, the roomy seats and pillowy cushions invite you in again and again—perfect for family gatherings around the fire or just curling up with Sunday’s crossword.  

POLYWOOD deep seating furniture is built with durable, sustainable materials and is available within several of our modern, transitional, and classic collections. At first glance, they can appear pretty similar. However, there are notable differences in sizes, styles, and finish options. Ultimately, choosing the deep seating that’s right for your outdoor space will come down to your layout and preferred aesthetic. Read more about each deep seating design below so you can make an informed decision on your final selection.

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Riviera Modern Lounge
Club Mission

EDGE Modular Deep Seating

EDGE Club Chair
EDGE Club Chair – 32″ D x 31.38″ W x 31.26″ H

The EDGE Collection is where sleek style meets sustainability, the ideal combination for modern outdoor living. Featuring clean-cut lines, these chic deep seating pieces are constructed of genuine POLYWOOD lumber and paired with plush pillow-back cushions covered in all-weather performance fabric that resists stains, fading, and moisture.

EDGE Club Chair EDGE Modular Left Arm Chair EDGE Modular Right Arm Chair
Modular Corner Chair Modular Armless Chair Modular Ottoman

The EDGE Collection is conveniently scaled for comfort, whether you’re outfitting a spacious patio or intimate balcony. The modular sectional components allow for extra flexibility and easily connect with U-channel brackets to prevent any shifting. This collection also includes a standalone armchair, ottoman, and coordinating end and coffee tables.

Need help customizing the EDGE Collection to fit into your space? No problem. Planning which pieces you need is a breeze with our interactive EDGE Sectional Planner tool.
EDGE Collection

Braxton Deep Seating

Braxton Deep Seating Chair
Braxton Deep Seating Chair – 31.25″ D x 28.38″ W x 31″ H

Inspired by farmhouse style, this traditional yet timeless collection features charming X-back designs that feel warm and welcome. All the deep seating pieces available in the Braxton Collection feature supportive seat and back cushions. 

Braxton Deep Seating Chair Braxton Deep Seating Rocking Chair Braxton Deep Seating Swivel Chair
Braxton Deep Seating Settee Braxton Deep Seating Sofa Braxton Deep Seating Ottoman

This collection includes an armchair, rocking chair, swivel chair, ottoman, loveseat, and sofa. It’s also available in both Classic and Vintage finishes. If you want something you can add to or rearrange, the modular sectional components will work wonderfully. To complete your outdoor living room, we recommend incorporating end, coffee, and conversation tables from our Newport Collection. 

Braxton Collection

Vineyard Deep Seating

Vineyard Deep Seating Chair
Vineyard Deep Seating Chair – 33.25″ D x 28.5″ W x 31.5″ H

A perennial best seller, our Vineyard Collection offers classic good looks and includes pieces for every occasion and space. The deep seating boasts seat heights of 17 inches or higher, making it an ideal choice for taller folks who want a little more space to stretch out their legs.

This deep seating beckons you in with its supportive seat cushions and button-tufted back pillows. As with all of our deep seating collections, Vineyard is available in a wide selection of lumber and fabric options—choose your favorite neutral or earth-tone lumber, type of finish, and a variety of cushion colors and prints. 

Vineyard Deep Seating Chair Vineyard Deep Seating Rocking Chair Vineyard Deep Seating Swivel Chair Vineyard Ottoman
Vineyard Deep Seating Swing Vineyard Deep Seating Settee Vineyard Deep Seating Sofa

This collection includes an armchair, rocking chair, swivel chair, ottoman, loveseat, swing, and sofa. To complete your set, the Vineyard Collection also pairs perfectly with tables from our Newport Collection. But if Newport isn’t your style, we have plenty of other accent tables to choose from. 

Vineyard Collection

Lakeside Deep Seating

Lakeside Deep Seating Chair
Lakeside Deep Seating Chair – 31.63″ D x 30.06″ W x 31.81″ H

Defined by its laid-back look and breezy versatility, the Lakeside Collection was inspired by cozy cottage homes found near lakes. It’s both a best seller and one of our best values: You’re going to love these durable designs for years and years to come.

Lakeside Deep Seating Chair POLYWOOD Lakeside Deep Seating Loveseat POLYWOOD Lakeside Deep Seating Sofa

These deep seating pieces feature soft lines, subtle curves, and a wide ladder-back design. A single button tufts each back cushion for a beautifully tailored effect. To design the setup of your dreams, find your favorite finish, lumber color, and fabric combination.

POLYWOOD Lakeside Collection Outdoor Lounge Furniture

Chinoiserie Deep Seating

Chinoiserie Deep Seating Chair – 32.5″ D x 29.25″ W x 31.38″ H

Relaxed, refined, and ready to help you unwind. Brought to you in partnership with Martha Stewart, this suite of deep seating furniture encourages more come-together moments with comfortable cushions and embracing silhouettes.

The Chinoiserie Collection’s traditional design is reflected in the seating’s graceful lines and intricate latticework—unexpectedly delicate details for such sturdy, all-weather frames. This striking collection is offered in a range of lumber colors in both Classic and Vintage finishes.

Harbour Deep Seating

Harbour Deep Seating Chair
Harbour Deep Seating Chair – 34.63″ D x 29″ W x 33.5″ H

A truly transitional collection, our Harbour Collection is slightly more modern than Braxton or Vineyard, but a bit softer than EDGE. The shape and construction are straightforward, while sleek boxed-edge cushions and ladder-back silhouettes set it apart. 

Harbour Deep Seating Chair Harbour Deep Seating Settee Harbour Deep Seating Sofa Harbour Deep Seating Ottoman

Pair your Harbour Deep Seating with a coordinating end or coffee table from the same collection, two unique designs that star curved legs and slatted surfaces. Everything’s available in your favorite Classic Finish lumber color.

Harbour Collection

Riviera Modern Lounge

Riviera Modern Lounge Chair
Riviera Modern Lounge Chair – 31.5″ D x 29.75″ W x 32.75″ H

The Riviera Collection includes a deep seating chair and loveseat—both featuring angular frames and slim cushions. This all-weather furniture provides a sleek aesthetic that’s perfect for modern porches and patios. Sitting at 15.75″ off the ground, the pieces in the Riviera Collection keep the lowest profile of any deep seating.

Riviera Modern Lounge Chair Riviera Modern Lounge Settee

Round it all out with the coordinating Riviera Modern Coffee Table and Side Table. These styles are only available in Classic Finish lumber colors.

Riviera Collection

Club Deep Seating

Club Chair
Club Chair – 36″ D x 28.5″ W x 33.5″ H

The Club Collection’s straight edges and cutout details come together in a sort of effortless elegance. However, the biggest differentiator is the thick, slanted seat cushions that allow you to sink back and fully relax. 

Club Chair Club Settee Club Sofa Club Ottoman

Complement your seating with a matching Club Coffee Table or Club Side Table to add functionality to your favorite outdoor escape. Both tables offer clean lines, timeless sophistication, and sturdy construction. This collection is available in Classic Finish lumbers only.

Club Collection

Club Mission Deep Seating

Club Mission Chair – 36″ D x 28.5″ W x 33.5″ H

Finding inspiration in classic Spanish colonial mission architecture, the Club Mission Collection is a stylized spin on our Club Collection. We added five vertical slats to both sides of the seating, but you’ll find the same backrest design and slanted seat cushion as Club. Select your favorite Classic Finish lumber and top it off with cushions in your preferred hue or print.

Mission Chair Mission Settee Mission Sofa


Mission Collection

Mission Deep Seating

Mission Deep Seating Chair – 31.66″D x 30.06″W x 31.88″H

Our Mission Collection is a clean-cut take on Craftsman style, with simplified lines for a tasteful look that still makes a statement. Available in dining and deep seating, you can design coordinated spaces for every alfresco endeavor in one fell swoop. (Try tables from our Lakeside Collection and our universal ottoman to round out the room.) Available in several lumber options, each piece is made well, built strong, and beautifully designed for outdoor living.

Oxford Deep Seating

Oxford Deep Seating Chair – 31.68″D x 30.07″W x 31.39″H

Clean lines and Craftsman charm find their place in the sun with the Oxford Collection, a suite of comfortable, high-quality designs available in many Classic lumber finishes. Defined by clean lines and tri-slat backrests, it updates a time-honored look to suit virtually any aesthetic. Outfit your outdoor living room with any of the deep seating styles and finish off with tables from our Lakeside Collection and our universal ottoman. Whatever you do out there, this collection will help you do it well.

Prairie Deep Seating

Prairie Deep Seating Chair – 31.68″D x 30.07″W x 35.5″H

Sculpted in clean lines, square angles, and uni-slat backrests, our Prairie Collection gives Craftsman style a modern edit that translates to a style-forward outdoor space. This bold take on traditional design endures season after season, to create an outdoor living space you’ll love coming home to. This collection is available in several lumber colors with our Classic lumber, from light and bright to dark and dramatic. Add accent tables from the Lakeside Collection and our universal ottoman to complete your look.

No matter what style you choose, you can accommodate everyone in your outdoor space—and keep them comfortable for hours on end. Which POLYWOOD deep seating furniture did you ultimately go with? Let us know below!

48 thoughts on “Comparing Deep Seating Styles

  1. Perfect post at the perfect time. I was really looking for this kind of post. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Is this Prescott line new and why is it not described on the website yet products are offered?

    1. Hi Victoria,

      Thanks for taking the time to reach out! The Prescott line is a newer collection. These items can be found at under Styles > Deep Seating.

      If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re glad to help!

      1. Why can’t I find the Prescott, I bought some peices and would love to add more of the same!

        1. Hi Christine!

          Our Prescott Deep Seating items are temporarily out of stock. We are working hard to make them available for purchase as soon as possible.

          Thank you for reaching out to us!

          1. Hello

            Currently we do not a scheduled date for when the Prescott will be available again. We do have an email subscription that would be a helpful tool to get updates and information on current and future products as well as sales event’s.

            Thank you

      2. Looking for dealer in nh or mass
        For lakeside and vineyard series.

        Sofa, love seat, chair and ottomon
        Please provide data

        1. Hello David

          We can certainly help you with that. I have included the link for our showroom locater below. This will allow you to enter in your zip cade and will provide you with the dealers located within the desired radius 50 to 100 miles this will also provide you with a product key that will show the different categories that a particular dealer carries. The dealers contact information will be included so you are able to confirm which collection they have available.

          All the best

      1. Hello Cal,

        Thank you for reaching out about our deep seating, I can pass your request on to our content team, If there is a specific set you have questions about please contact us through online chat, by phone at (855) 935-5550 Mon-Fri 8am-7pm EST or at and we will be happy to get you the measurements you need.

        Best wishes,

  3. considering the vintage white Lakeside or black Vineyard deep seat chairs. which one will ship faster? which one has a higher seat back?

    1. Hi Regina,
      Great question! The Vineyard Deep Seating Chair measures 31.5″ H and the Lakeside Deep Seating Chair is a tad taller measuring 31.81″ H. Both their current lead times are accurately displayed on their product pages on — thanks for asking!

    1. Hi MJ!
      Great question! Our furniture is tested for the weight capacity of up to 400 lbs.

      Thank you for taking the time to ask!

  4. Hi,

    Which line comes completely assembled? And is it possible to pay for assembly if it is not included?

    1. Hi Bernadette,

      Thanks for reaching out!

      We don’t have entire collections that ship fully assembled, but some of our individual items will ship fully assembled. You can view the assembly instructions for each item from the page. Simply scroll down until you see the dimensions and dimensional drawings. Just below this, to the left side, you’ll see an Additional Info header and below that you will see Assembly Information. You can click the words Assembly Information and you’ll be able to view the assembly instructions as well as see any assembly videos or tips we have.

      We aren’t to assemble any items that require it in our facility due to limited production capacity, unfortunately.

      Have a wonderful day!

    1. Hi Walter,

      Thanks for the suggestion!

      This article has been updated to include the Braxton Collection. We don’t have the Prescott line included at this time, but it could be added in the future.

      Have a wonderful day!

  5. I’m looking for deep seating chairs VERY COMFORTABLE. Which of your deep seating chairs would you recommend to be most comfortable? We want something that one could sit, relax, read a book and fall asleep. We plan on getting ottomans.

    1. Hi Sharon,

      Thanks for reaching out to us!

      You could choose from any of our deep seating collections, but the Vineyard and the Lakeside are very popular with customers. The Braxton is also a great choice if you want a little more detail on the backs of the frames.

      You can see the collections here:

      Have a great day!

    1. Hello Mary Ann!

      Thank you for your question. On most of our cushions, the outer shells are sewn completely shut around the perimeter so they should not be removed. However, our all-weather performance fabrics are designed to be weather-resistant and easy to clean, so you should not need to remove the fabric from the cushion. If you need helpful tips on cleaning your POLYWOOD cushions, please refer to our Care & Maintenance page via the link below:

      Thank you!

  6. Can you tell me cushion thickness for each style? Both seat and back cushions? Some look thicker than others but it’s hard to tell for sure

    1. Hi Sue,

      Good eye! The deep seating cushions will differ in thickness depending upon the set you are viewing. The cushions are made specifically to fit each piece. Is there a certain collection you are most interested in? We’re happy to get you the dimensions.


  7. What are the seat cushions made of? How firm is the foam used? Is the foam wrapped? Are the cushions (both seated and back) a comfy, ‘settle down into’ type or is it a firm cushion?

  8. I love the Lakeside collection, but I do not like the button in the middle of the cushion. Can you order a different cushion? The button is unattactive to me as it looks busy and is also uncomfortable to sit in. Buttons also do not last. Dogs and kids play with them and chew them off (don’s ask me how I know!) I love the variety of product and the pricing of the Lakeside Collection, but do not want the button on the cushion. Thank you. Love your products.

    1. Hi Sarah!
      Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us your feedback! I’m sorry to hear that the Lakeside cushions are not to your liking. I will pass this information along to our Design team to see if this is something that can be an option in the future.
      Thanks again!

      1. I agree, having the ability to order with or without the button on the cushion would be a sure sale for me to be able to get the style I want without the “button!”

  9. Hello! Which collection has the greatest height, from the ground to the seat, not including the cushion?

    1. Hello Karen,

      Thank you for reaching out about our deep seating. the frames with out cushion are going to vary between 11.5″-12″ with the Vineyard collection being the tallest. However none of our deep seating collections are designed to be used without there cushions and will all measure right about 16.25″ with cushions.

      Best wishes,

  10. Hi! I have six of the Nautical Curveback Adirondack chairs and will be purchasing two more and two of the chaise lounges. What deep seating style would best go with these items? Thanks!

  11. How can I find out more info about the deep sitting cushions? Size, what are they made of, can they be purchased separately, colors?
    Thank you.

    1. Hi Randall, our deep sitting cushions come with our Deep Seating Sets and can not be purchased separately.

  12. Hi, we are very interested in purchasing a polywood sofa, and 2 deep seating chairs. Our problem is that we tried the Vineyard collection in the store and we didn’t like the overall height. We want something taller in the back. On the website it shows the Prairie being almost 4 inches taller than the vineyard, but when we go to the catalog it only shows the Prairie chair being taller, not the sofa. Can you please specify the overall height with the cushions for the Prairie, tell us which collection has the tallest overall height, and specify if the chairs and sofas in a particular collection are all the same height? Thanks!

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