Closeup of POLYWOOD lumber in Navy

What Is POLYWOOD Made From?

Genuine POLYWOOD lumber is made from recycled and reusable high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic. HDPE is safe, durable, weather-resistant, and easy to clean—the perfect outdoor furniture material. Learn more about our recycling process.

The vibrant color you see on the lumber's surface is not a veneer—it runs all the way through the material. Before transforming HDPE into lumber, we blend UV inhibitors, pigments, and other protective compounds with the plastic. Not only does this fully saturate the lumber with rich hues, but it also ensures long-lasting color that stays bright and vibrant year after year.

POLYWOOD Finishes And Colors

  • Classic Finish
  • Vintage Finish
Closeup of POLYWOOD classic finish lumber in Sand

Classic Finish

Emulating the smooth texture and subtle sheen of satin-painted wood, our Classic Finish lumber couples this timeless look with the added benefits of easy cleaning and all-weather durability.

Closeup of POLYWOOD Vintage finish lumber in Vintage Coffee

Vintage Finish

Our Vintage Finish lumber is available in a select number of furniture options and features a subtle, wire-brushed texture giving the appearance of rich, matte-painted wood. Just like our Classic Finish lumber, Vintage Finish is easy to clean and will endure anything nature throws its way.

Vintage Finish is available in three beautiful shades: Vintage White, Vintage Sahara, and Vintage Coffee.


How much of the POLYWOOD plastic lumber is recycled?
We reuse 99% of all production scraps, sending them back to our recycling plant to be remade into new lumber. Learn more about our recycling process.
Does POLYWOOD material contain wood or natural fibers?
Our lumber only contains HDPE plastic, UV inhibitors, pigments, and other protective compounds.
What is HDPE?
High-density polyethylene is a highly durable and reusable plastic used in a variety of everyday items, from laundry detergent bottles to decking.
Does the color of POLYWOOD lumber run all the way through the material?
Yes, we mix light-stable pigments, UV inhibitors, and other protectants with the HDPE plastic before turning it into lumber, so the color you see on the surface is thoroughly blended throughout the material.
Does POLYWOOD material fade?
Our lumber contains UV-inhibiting pigment systems that keep our colors vibrant and fade-resistant for years to come.
Can I paint my POLYWOOD furniture?
POLYWOOD lumber colors run continuously throughout the material, so no painting is required. We do not recommend painting your furniture as this will void the warranty.
Can POLYWOOD material be sanded?
POLYWOOD lumber should not be sanded as it will scratch the material's surface and void the warranty.