Our Origins and History


It was a hobby gone astray. In 1990 two friends got together weekly for "Tuesday Night Woodworkers Club". Born of a desire for some Adirondack chairs of their own, a plan was carried out to design and build the best Adirondack chair.

16 would be the number initially made. But by the end of 1990, when the demand (and their energy) had subsided, more than 100 additional chairs had been built! And some foot rests, porch swings and really cute kid’s chairs for good measure!! Against temptation they did not give up their day jobs!!!

The "Tuesday Night Woodworkers Club" went into hiatus while the chairs sat out in the elements. On docks on the Chesapeake Bay, in the sand of Pamlico Sound, on decks boldly facing Nor’easters on the Outer Banks, on a canal out in Eastern Long Island, lakefront in Pennsylvania, overlooking the Blue Ridge horizon of the Shenandoah Valley, in back yards, screened-in porches and even one living room that we know of ... since 1990 they had taken everything we, and Mother Nature, had thrown at them.


As time passed it became obvious the chairs truly were built to last. Repeated requests for more chairs could no longer be ignored. Built to Last began full-time operations in early 1999. Since then we’ve shipped to 49 states (hey Alaska, let’s make a deal!), plus the US and British Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Caymans, Norway, Australia, Bermuda, Canada, Denmark, England, France, Sweden, Ireland, Iceland and Spain.

We introduced the original Built to Last Pastels just in time for Easter 2004 and now offer fourteen different colors. Over the years we have expanded our product line to also include bar sets, garden sets, dining sets, chaise lounges, an ADA-compliant octagonal picnic table, and most recently the Deep Seating Lanai Chair. All of our products are constructed of HDPE - 100% recycled plastic, which is similar to composite decking but there is no wood or fiberglass filler in our furniture like what you would find in the composite decking boards.

In January 2005 we moved to our Moyock, NC location - on Hwy 168. We manufacture all of our products at this location and also have a factory outlet showroom. We’re directly under the Moyock water tower approximately one mile south of the VA/NC border. Come see us on your next trip to the Outer Banks.

Built to Last is proud to guarantee your 100% satisfaction. We would love to add you to our growing list of happy customers.




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