Polywood Presidential Rocker & Side Table Review

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Review of Polywood Outdoor Furniture Presidential Rockers in the color black.

Post Update: 7/4/21 – It has been 7 years since I got the two Polywood Presidential Rockers that I share in this post. They look as good today as they did when I first got them back in 2014.

If you have read my blog for a few years you know that I love to be outdoors. As soon as the weather turns warm and sunny – I celebrate!  I break out the champagne when I can open the windows in the house and take the outdoor furniture back outside for the season.

This year I got something that I have been wanting for a long time – a simple pleasure …  but one that I enjoy immensely…


…having outdoor rocking chairs to sit and rock outside during the day or under a starry candlelit night is one of my favorite warm weather pastimes.  A good book, a conversation with someone sitting beside me, or alone with my thoughts – this is one place where I like to be.

The rockers and tables look like wood, they are heavy and sturdy like wood, but they are made of milk jugs!  Yep,  you read that right…recycled milk jugs.


To celebrate Earth Day, 5 bloggers were sent POLYWOOD sets of furniture to review. I am one of them and have been celebrating ever since they arrived on my doorstep.


The furniture is made from 90% recycled plastic bottles and containers. An environmentally conscious mind set and a need to have virtually maintenance free furniture that will last for a lifetime is what drove the birth of POLYWOOD® Outdoor Furniture.


The POLYWOOD® HDPE Lumber is unaffected by the sun, rain, snow, sleet, wind, saltwater, chlorine and mildew.  I love that!

Even though I post a lot of painting projects, if I didn’t have to paint to keep things looking nice, I would rather not do it. :-)


The heavy duty construction of this outdoor furniture will keep your furniture on your patio during a strong storm. POLYWOOD HDPE poly lumber is nonporous so the furniture can be left out all year long, no matter what climate you live in.

Easy care can be achieved with soap and water which will keep it clean and ready for use for years to come!

I bought the pillow at HomeGoods.  The outdoor rug is from Target.


The set was delivered right to my front door in big boxes.


I assembled the set in less than 45 minutes right in my Studioffice with the handy screwdriver that came with each piece.


The screws are marine grade hardware that will stand up to the elements.  I finished assembling the set a few weeks ago when it was still cold outside.

That did not stop me from using one of the rockers inside. I set it  up in my family room.  It looked great and even better was comfy.  I may just move one of them back inside again come fall.


The furniture is available in 14 beautiful colors. I chose black with Sunbrella fabric cushions in Sesame.  I wanted the set to go with my outdoor dining table and chairs that I painted last summer.


I used to have a porch swing hanging under the arbor where I set the chairs, but I love the rocking chairs here so much better because they are portable, the swing was not.

I can easily move the rockers to sit in any direction I want.   If I am entertaining, they can face the dining table and house. When it is just me, I can turn them around to gaze out at the yard.

The furniture is solid, well designed, and comfy.  I am loving it and have since bought a POLYWOOD table and chair set for my new home.

Check out the other blogger’s Earth Day posts showing a few other pieces and furniture sets POLYWOOD makes:


This post was sponsored by POLYWOOD.  I received the furniture to review – all opinions are my own.

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  1. LOVELY, as always, Diane! Can I come for a dip in the pool? I mean, can it be any prettier? ;}

  2. Diane, those chairs and table look so beautiful and classy with the awesome rug ! You also have a gorgeous back yard to look at while enjoying your new furniture….so nice!

  3. Ordering a similar but white set today because of your recommendations! We had wood—on our front porch—for years! But had to get rid of them because the finish is bad on them now. (One needs totally redone!) Thank you for your review!

    1. Betsy E.
      How did you order? I can’t find a dealer when I put in my zip code?
      Thank you!