Wood plastic composite products including composite deck chairs, composite deck boxes, composite deck balusters are made from a 50-50 blend of wood fibers and plastic. This yields a better product than wood or plastic products that originally came to market. WPC materials are lighter, better looking, offer better foot traction and are easier to work than true plastic lumber.
Plastic Wood Composite Decking Chairs QA
Q: Can I use wood plastic composite to build some composite decking chairs for my cottage? It’s now time to replace the wood chairs I made 10 years ago, and I’m interested in the rot resistance, weight and freedom from finishing that composite wood offers. Will this work? Is there a way to finish the cut ends so they match the surrounding surfaces?
A: Five years ago I wondered the same thing as I planned a swimming raft and outdoor table. And I can now answer with complete confidence that wood plastic material is a great material for outdoor furniture.
Most composites are hollow extrusions, and that won’t do for building your composite deck chairs. What you really need is a solid composite that’s sized like wood plastic composite, and cuts, drills and routes like the real thing. You’ll find that fresh ends exposed during construction look just like the rest of the board. The only thing to keep in mind is strong. WPC aren’t as strong as wood, and they tend to bend over time if they’re not supported properly. Be sure to work with extra supports into your design in load-bearing areas of your chairs. An extra cross member in the seat and back area will do just fine.