By the Yard Store Profile

Posted on July 16, 2012 – 00:00

Location: Jordan, MN & online

Specialty: Outdoor furniture made from plastic lumber

Price range: ($$) Mid-Range


While visiting a friend in Minneapolis over the weekend, I came across an article in the Star Tribune about the resurgence of American made products. It was in this article that I learned about Jordan, Minnesota-based outdoor furniture manufacturer By the Yard.

There are two things that set By the Yard's furniture apart from the rest. Besides being a small, family business that still produces their product in the US, By the Yard's outdoor furniture and accessories are made out of recycled plastic lumber. Plastic lumber? What the heck? Lumber made from fake plastic trees? Not quite. The lumber that By the Yard uses is made from recycled plastic milk jugs.

The benefits of plastic lumber – besides saving trees and recycling used jugs – is that it is more durable than wood, especially when used outdoors. This means that By the Yard's furniture and accessories will not splinter, crack or peel and will never need to be painted or re-sealed.

By the Yard offers over 130 styles of furniture in 9 earth tone colors. They will also work with customers to create custom furniture in the off season.

(Images: By the Yard)

Store History

  • Headquarters: Jordan, Minnesota

By the Yard Inc. is the premier manufacturer of maintenance-free outdoor patio furniture and accessories from recycled plastic milk jugs. They offer over 130 different designs in nine great earthtone colors to ensure a style and design that will be comfortable and functional for all your needs.


Categories: Main, Outdoor, Shopping, Chairs, Dining Tables, Furniture, Outdoor Goods, Planters, Side Tables, Store Profiles, Tables & Desks


Pool heating and maintenance.

2008-10-17 15:02:18 by keegbert

Maintenance (and replacement) of pool furniture, bbqs.
You also get a 24-hour guard at the front door who can accept packages and do other favors for you.
The building has a gym with top of the line equipment.
Most buildings have a rec. room with billiard tables and large-screen tvs.
In some cases it covers the cost of your water and/or hot water.
It also covers maintenance/cleaning/upkeep of other common areas such as halls, lobby, parking garage, landscaping.
The cost of the pool itself is included in the purchase price.

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