TruaxOutdoorLiving

Environmentally-responsible, stylish outdoor furniture

Walker, Michigan | 162 Sales

TruaxOutdoorLiving

Environmentally-responsible, stylish outdoor furniture

Walker, Michigan 162 Sales On Etsy since 2016

5 out of 5 stars (35)

Announcement   PLEASE check color availability before placing your order!!
For free shipping to a Michigan address only, use coupon code FREESHIPMICH
Some items are for PICK UP only.

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 15, 2019

PLEASE check color availability before placing your order!!
For free shipping to a Michigan address only, use coupon code FREESHIPMICH
Some items are for PICK UP only.

Sarah Truax

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Sarah Truax

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About

Family-owned business that puts quality before mass-production!

Truax Outdoor Living makes high quality, stylish outdoor furniture that is affordable for everyone! All our furniture is maintenance-free and lasts for decades!!
We use environmentally-friendly poly lumber (made from recycled milk jugs) to make our Michigan and Traditional Adirondack chairs, side tables, U.P. tables, ottomans, and cup holders.
We returned back to our roots after nearly 10 years of living away from Michigan during Nick’s service in the United States Marine Corps. We spent six years in California where we rescued our dog, Saydee, and almost three years in the Land of the Rising Sun (Japan) where our daughter was born.
After the fast pace of military life, the quietness and sense of community we felt in Rockford, Michigan appealed to us and is ultimately the reason we chose to settle down here!
We always dreamed of starting a business; though we weren’t sure exactly what our calling was. We were looking for something that would give us flexibility in our schedules while keeping us both near the home and our daughter Alexis. Alexis has several medical conditions that require frequent visits to specialists and lots of one-on-one attention.
We also wanted to do something that allowed us to create our own products and grow at our own pace since our daughter is such a huge part of our lives! We believe in the value of hard work and truly recognize the importance of using quality materials. We support our local community and try to give back in any way we can.

A little more about Alexis:

She is the driving force in our lives. Her beautiful smile and contagious giggle win everyone over the moment they meet her! Alexis is one of only 14 in the world born with a gene variant that effects her eyes, lungs, brain, heart, and muscles.
Alexis reminds us everyday to be thankful for all the things we can do: see the beautiful world, eat delicious food, walk in the woods, talk with friends, and hug our loved ones. These are all things Alexis struggles to do. She is blind, cannot sit up on her own or walk yet, does not speak words, and has severe developmental delays. Alexis graduated from Helen DeVos Intensive Feeding Therapy and can now take drinks and bites so she is no longer completely dependent on a feeding tube! There is very little information known about this gene variant and there is no cure.
She loves music (especially Taylor Swift), swinging outside on her swing set, being tickled, reading books with Mom, napping on Dad, and laughing at loud noises.
We do everything we can to keep Alexis smiling and laughing and getting stronger! Lexi goes to school four days a week in the mornings where occupational, physical, speech/language, and vision therapists work with her to build skills, strength, and improve cognitive abilities. She has a wonderful team of doctors at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital, University of Michigan's Kellogg's Eye Center, and Alger Pediatrics that work well together to give Alexis the best care!
Thank you for taking the time to learn a little bit about our family!

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  • Sarah Truax

    Owner

    We make high-quality, beautiful poly lumber Adirondack chairs, Michigan Adirondack chairs, ottomans, and side tables. All our furniture has our name on the tag, a symbol of confidence and pride in the quality of our craftsmanship.

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