Telescope Buying Guide
Why buy Telescope?
Telescope has been a successful family owned business for over 119 years.What started as Telescope Cot Bed & Novelty Company is now one of the best poly furniture manufacturers in the industry. Originally based out of New York City but now is in Granville, Upstate New York, Vermont and many more. What sets Telescope apart from other brands is that their main component to their work environment is RESPONSIVENESS.
Let’s Talk Poly Real Quick.
What exactly is poly? It’s recycled plastic formatted to create durable outdoor furniture. Due to its low maintenance, durability, longevity, and wide range of colors, poly furniture has quickly become one of the most popular categories in the outdoor living industry. The recycled plastic is broken down and melded into a High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) product. HDPE is a lumber substitute manufactured into similar-looking wood boards that make up all outdoor furniture. This plastic has been being used since the ’80s and has only improved in quality over the years. Its high strength-to-weight ratio and versatility make it an excellent choice for most poly furniture.
A couple of decades ago, Marine-Grade Polymer (MGP) entered the poly furniture market. Initially developed for boat hulls, Marine-Grade Polymer is perfect for furnishing beach houses or extreme outdoor climates. This premium Marine-Grade Poly (MGP) can be fabricated to create more customized furniture designs with a thinner profile. In addition to remaining cool to the touch, MGP is non-porous and will not rot or rust.
Let’s talk Telescope.
Founded in 1903, Telescope has created furniture for all eras. Telescope uses MGP which sets them apart from the competition. This material is 25% stronger than competitors lumber, meaning it can withstand the hardest outdoor conditions. There is color pigment all through the material so a slight scratch on the surface is less noticeable. The company is being managed by the 4th and 5th generation of the family and the CEO Kathy Juckett has been serving the company for over 42 years.
Poly Lumber Finishes.
Find What's Right For You.
This collection has been a top selling for Telescope for over 18 years. Sit comfortably at the dining table with family and friends. While Telescope takes pride in their innovation, whether it be sustainable materials, new frame styles, or unique fabrics they remain committed to the successful collection of their history.
This collection features stacking armchairs, supreme swivel rocker, balcony height stacking cafe chair, four position stacking armless lay flat chaise. Also, balcony swivel chairs, armless dining chairs, and many more.
The Ashbee collection features sleek lines and a minimalism style courtesy of each individual modular unit included in this set. Casual and ultra contemporary set that can complete any backyard oasis. Can seat up to 6 people in a deep seat, cushioned with comfort. The Ashbee collection is built to live outdoors with powder coated aluminum frames. Aluminum will not rust when exposed to the elements making an excellent choice for any climate.
This collection features rope accent options or stick to the classic aluminum arms. With numerous sectional pieces, the possibilities are endless. Create U, L or other shaped layouts to fit your needs. Add end tables to hold your and your guests beverages while you sit back and relax.
The Avant collection is built for lasting modern style with durable aluminum frames. Aluminum will not rust when exposed to saltwater or the elements. The chairs stack for easy storage when not in use. Choose between smooth curves and your choice of marine grade polymer with a horizontal slat pattern or rustic polymer with a vertical slat pattern.
This collection features all different heights in chairs, from bistro, dining, balcony. As well a 360 degree swivel option is available. Bar height stools are also available. All the chairs have the option of horizontal or vertical slats.
Unique contouring shape of Bazza MGP Sling and Thicker aluminum frame on seating adds bold appeal and enhances durability. MGP remains comfortable to the touch in warmer and cooler temperatures. Custom order sling over 60 fabric colors/patterns. Thicker aluminum frame on seating adds bold appeal and enhances durability. The collection is casual and contemporary and will enhance any outdoor space.
This collection offers a variety of different seating options. From stacking cafe chair, bistro stacking chair, swivel rocker, stacking balcony height chair to contour armless chaise chair. Add the chaise connector to keep your chairs looking uniformed.
Belle Isle Collection
This collection will catch the attention of all your guests when they lay eyes on it. The deep seating and subtle curves offer top line comfort and a style to last for the seasons to come. Easily rearrange the furniture into any configuration that fits your space. Choose between the cushion or sling collection for endless possibilities. Showcases a hint of luxury resort living without the upkeep.
As stated before, choose between the cushion or sling collections. The cushion collection features gliders, two and three seat sectional. As well as swivel rockers. The sling collection offers armchair, supreme armchairs, supreme swivel rocker. Two seat gliders, as well as four position lay flat chaise.
This collection is classic and timeless. The traditional style will never go out of style or season. The arms resemble wrought iron which gives a luxurious feel without the maintenance of real. Cozy up to the fire with friends and sit back in relaxation. For added comfort and luxury two motion bases provide gentle side to side as well as back and forth movement.
The Charleston collection has several different chair options. From armchair to supreme armchair for extra height. For motion options, choose between swivel rocker or the supreme swivel rocker.
This collection is one of the top selling for Telescope and it's clear why. Perfect for lounging in your backyard soaking up the sun. These chairs are traditional and will always be in style. Having 4 different positions you can relax at any angle. The armless chairs make it easy to maneuver and also stack on top of one another.
Featured in this collection are stacking arm, cafe, poolside, and bistro chair. As well, balcony stacking is perfect for those with smaller area space. The chaise comes with arms or armless but all stack onto one another.
Stretch out in the sunshine with the Helios Collection with MGP Accents. Perfect for lazy summer days, this collection offers chaises with marine grade polymer arm accents, adjustable backs, and comfortable sling seating. This collection may be small but they are tried and true pieces and staples for any backyard owner.
This collection’s sling chair has 4 positions to lay at the optimal angle. They also stack onto one another. The strap chair as well has 4 positions to lay at, as well as stackability. There are add ons to make your experience more luxurious. A universal chaise pad, and a detachable pillow.
This collection is designed to seamlessly fit your space regardless of the size. With interchangeable back and seat slats this chair makes it easy to mix and match colors for every season of your life. The best part of this collection is that under the arm rest there is a bottle opener. Now your friends and you don't need to leave our backyard.
This collection is the whole relax package. Not only is the armchair comfortable, but by adding an ottoman. Now you can kick your feet up and drink your favorite drink. The bottle opener is the star of this collection as it is the only one of its kind in the poly furniture field.
Host your next dinner party by the pool with the Jetset Collection. A modern masterpiece, The Jetset collection will keep your yard looking good all year long with durable aluminum frames. The smooth curves of the furniture make it inviting to sit back and relax. Built for long lasting enjoyment, this dining chair offers a curved back and a low-maintenance. The dining height arm chair is the perfect seat for any occasion.
This collection is sleek and contemporary style for patio living or pool side. This collection has frames carefully crafted from durable aluminum that will not rust making it the perfect choice for coastal areas. Adjustable backs and comfortable sling seating. This classic beach style with convenient stackable design-bringing easygoing elegance.
This collection features strap and sling products to choose from. All of the products in this collection are stackable for easy storage and convenience. All the chairs come in dining, counter, balcony, cafe, bristo height.
Enjoy the backyard breeze while you socialize with this collection. With this collection being sectional pieces you can create different configurations to complete your backyard oasis. The Larssen Collection features lounge-ready furniture that will turn any patio into a space for deep outdoor relaxation.
Prioritizing comfort and clean, transitional style, this line encourages consumers to get creative with custom frame finish/fabric color choices. And thanks to the furniture’s wide frames, plush cushions and sizable arms, you'll want to sink in and lounge all day long.
Leeward features Cushion and Sling furniture with clean lines and angles and classically designed, large-scale frames. This is one of the best selling collections for Telescope. As its nautical name suggests, a water-resistant material originally engineered by the marine industry which will not rust, rot or crack in any outdoor climate, this collection offers durable outdoor furniture and accessories for saltwater environments and poolside relaxation.
Create a stunning outdoor dining area with the Nola Collection. Create your own bristo in your backyard. Add the Nola table to complete the perfect outdoor kitchen eating area. This collection is traditional classic style and will always be in season.This collection seats four in dining chairs with angled legs and colorful marine grade polymer seats. The set is completed by a dining table with a sturdy pedestal base and a marine grade polymer top that makes maintenance a breeze.
Farm table meets classic picnic table with this collection. A perfect fit in traditional or contemporary settings. Add some style to the patio with this low maintenance, kid-friendly super durable design. Designed to bring country charm to your yard, this picnic table offers a weather-resistant marine grade polymer (MGP) surface that allows you to enjoy the rustic appeal of wood without the risk of rotting or splinters.
The Collection Primera is a popular look, patio classic profile and style. Ideal for larger outdoor gatherings. This collection has been with Telescope for 38 years- a true classic. This collection also features a four position lay flat stacking chaise chair for all your comfort desires.
The Reliance is an excellent choice for commercial use with smooth curves and comfortable strap seating. For added luxury adjustable backs allow you to choose from four reclining heights. The Reliance collection is built to last with powder coated aluminum frames. Aluminum will not rust, ensuring lasting outdoor comfort. The armchairs are designed to be stackable for easy storage.
St. Catherine Collection
The St. Catherine Collection includes both deep-seated lounge furniture and low-maintenance sling furniture. Designed with refined patio relaxation and outdoor dining in mind. Telescope does it again with the stylish and oh-so-practical St. Catherine Sling Dining Collection. It has a classic and versatile design that would look great in absolutely any setting. It offers the comfort of a sling seat and features ergonomically compatible lumbar support. The St. Catherine Sling Dining Collection is a perfect coordinate for the St. Catherine Deep Seating Collection.
Host a dinner party under the setting sun with the Tribeca Sling Modern Outdoor Fire Table Set by Telescope Casual. Sure to impress guests this set seats six on a marine grade polymer bench and dining chairs with comfortable sling seating. For added comfort two of the dining chairs have motion bases for smooth back and forth and side to side movement.
Designed to pay homage to the increasingly popular Danish mid-century modern style. Clean lines and tailored cushions make this collection a winner. Bring lasting visual appeal to your favorite outdoor seating area. Also featured in this collection is the swivel rocker for those who like some motion in their relaxation.
Cushions & Fabrics.
All the beautiful colors under the sun are yours to choose from with Sunbrella® fabrics. Select the pattern or hue that best suits your personality and backyard space. Sunbrella fabrics are made of solution-dyed acrylic that is durable and fade-resistant. Soft and comfortable cushions made with Sunbrella fabric complete your backyard oasis.
The Telescope Poly Furniture Cushions add a pop of color and contrast to your outdoor entertainment area while heightening comfort. Sunbrella® fabrics feature vibrant colors and patterns as well as a soothing mood in muted tones.
This product is made from fade-resistant Sunbrella® fabric, making it suitable for outdoor use. With Telescope cushions for your outdoor living space, you can create a unique style and highlight the look you desire.
These Telescope chairs are upholstered with upholstery-grade foam and tie-ons for extra security. Telescope Cushions have patterned material that will beautifully complement your garden, patio, or deck.
The Telescope Cushions will provide extra cushions to ensure a relaxing day in the garden. These cushions offer maximum comfort, relaxation, and durability.
Care and Maintenance.
SOLUTION DYED ACRYLICS (CUSHION & UMBRELLA) & MESH FABRICS (SLING)
Spot wash dirt with lukewarm water and a mild soap. Rinse thoroughly with clean water, then air-dry. To clean stubborn stains, in a ventilated area, prepare a mild solution of one cup bleach plus two caps full of a natural soap per gallon of water. Spray the entire area, and scrub vigorously if necessary. For stubborn stains use a soft bristle brush. Rinse and allow to dry. Do not use pine oil Spot wash dirt with lukewarm water and a mild soap. Rinse thoroughly with clean water, then air-dry. To clean stubborn stains, in a ventilated area, prepare a mild solution of one cup bleach plus two caps full of a natural soap per gallon of water. Spray the entire area, and scrub vigorously if necessary. For stubborn stains use a soft bristle brush. Rinse and allow to dry. Do not use pine oil cleaners on cushion or sling fabrics. For Sunbrella fabrics, blot (don’t rub) liquid spills with a clean, dry cloth. For oil-based spills, apply an absorbent such as corn starch, then remove with a straight edge. Spray on a mild cleaning solution of soap (such as Dawn or Woolite) and water. Rinse the fabric thoroughly to remove all soap residue. Air dry. cleaners on cushion or sling fabrics. For Sunbrella fabrics, blot (don’t rub) liquid spills with a clean, dry cloth. For oil-based spills, apply an absorbent such as corn starch, then remove with a straight edge. Spray on a mild cleaning solution of soap (such as Dawn or Woolite) and water. Rinse the fabric thoroughly to remove all soap residue. Air dry.
POWDERCOAT FINISH ON ALUMINUM POWDERCOAT FINISH ON ALUMINUM
To keep furniture looking new, use Soft Scrub or similar non-abrasive products to remove scuff marks and scratches. Use lemon oil for protection and natural soap and water for cleaning. Powder coating is one of the most durable protective coatings available for metal surfaces, but proper care will help prolong the finish. Over time, powder coated finishes exposed to the elements may show signs of weathering such as reduced gloss and slight color loss. A consistent schedule of cleaning the surface will help remove dirt. To keep furniture looking new, use Soft Scrub or similar non-abrasive products to remove scuff marks and scratches. Use lemon oil for protection and natural soap and water for cleaning. Powder coating is one of the most durable protective coatings available for metal surfaces, but proper care will help prolong the finish. Over time, powder coated finishes exposed to the elements may show signs of weathering such as reduced gloss and slight color loss. A consistent schedule of cleaning the surface will help remove dirt, grime and other surface buildup that may be harmful to the powder coating finish. We do not recommend using chemical cleaners such as Acetone, Mineral Spirits or Lacquer thinners. Any type of chemical that is harmful to the powder coat surface should be removed or cleaned immediately. grime and other surface buildup that may be harmful to the powder coating finish. We do not recommend using chemical cleaners such as Acetone, Mineral Spirits or Lacquer thinners. Any type of chemical that is harmful to the powder coat surface should be removed or cleaned immediately.
MARINE GRADE POLYMER (MGP) & RUSTIC POLYMER MARINE GRADE POLYMER (MGP) & RUSTIC POLYMER
Avoid teak oil and other products that can stain the finish. Avoid heat sources that exceed 180 degrees F. Only routine cleaning with common detergents is required. Nylon scrub pads and brushes should be used with care because excessive force can mar the Avoid teak oil and other products that can stain the finish. Avoid heat sources that exceed 180 degrees F. Only routine cleaning with common detergents is required. Nylon scrub pads and brushes should be used with care because excessive force can mar the finish. For resistant stains, apply bleach and allow to soak in. Use citrus cleaner, alcohol or mineral spirits to remove grease or oil stains. Automotive silicone spray products or household furniture polish can help to hide scratches in the surface. f i nish. For resistant stains, apply bleach and allow to soak in. Use citrus cleaner, alcohol or mineral spirits to remove grease or oil stains. Automotive silicone spray products or household furniture polish can help to hide scratches in the surface.
VINYL STRAP FURNITURE VINYL STRAP FURNITURE
Telescope Straps can be cleaned using a soapy solution of warm water and Ivory Liquid. Hose down to rinse. DO NOT USE PINE OIL CLEANSERS OR HARSH ABRASIVES. Straps can be easily replaced by the consumer by heating the strap in hot water and attaching it to the frame while hot. As the straps cool down, they will shrink for a snug fit. TABLE TOPS For tables with a powder coat finish or a polymer surface, follow directions above. For other tables, use standard counter top cleaners and protectors.
WINTER MAINTENANCE WINTER MAINTENANCE
Furniture that will be stored outside or in other cold areas must be drained of any water to avoid freeze/ice damage in the tubing. Freeze/ice damage is not covered under warranty. Furniture that will be stored outside or in other cold areas must be drained of any water to avoid freeze/ice damage in the tubing. Freeze/ice damage is not covered under warranty.
If properly cared for, you’ll be able to relax in your poly furniture for years to come!
FRAMES AND POWDER COAT:
If your Telescope powder coat aluminum frame, marine grade polymer frame, or rustic polymer frame fails structurally during normal usage within the applicable warranty period (as defined below), we will repair or replace the frame without charge, parts and labor included. (In the case of discontinued models or finishes, we will replace the item with the closest comparable current model.) If Telescope agrees to have an authorized dealer make the repairs, a maximum labor charge must be agreed upon by both Telescope and the dealer before work can commence. Products covered by our frame warranty are identified in our catalog as either 15/5, 15/3, 15/1 or no identification at all. 15/5 indicates a frame warranty period of 15 years in residential use/5 years in contract use. 15/3 indicates a frame warranty period of 15 years in residential use/3 years in contract use. 15/1 indicates a frame warranty period of 15 years in residential use/1 year in contract use. No indication indicates a frame warranty period of 1 year in residential use and that there is no frame warranty in contract use. All warranty periods commence on the date of purchase by the consumer or contract customer. Contract use includes any rental, business, commercial, institutional, or other non-residential use. Marine Grade Polymer and Rustic Polymer materials used in our products are warranted against rot, cracking, splintering and decay for the length of the applicable warranty period defined above. The powder coat finish on our powder coat aluminum frame furniture is warranted against peeling, cracking or blistering for a period of 3 years from the date of purchase. Failure of the powder coat finish due to abrasion, including abrasion caused by stacking the furniture against other furniture or scraping against other surfaces, is not covered by this warranty. Exposure to salt water or salt air may cause powder coat finishes to blister due to oxidization of the metal; such blistering and oxidization are not covered by this warranty. Fading, staining and scratching of marine grade polymer or rustic polymer surfaces is not covered by this warranty. Rusting of any steel or stainless steel components is not covered by this warranty. The following products are not covered by our frame and powder coat warranties: table tops, umbrellas, umbrella bases, wood furniture, cushions, slings, straps, wicker fibers, and folding aluminum furniture.
NON-GLASS TABLE TOPS:
Nonglass table tops are warranted to be free from manufacturing defects for 3 years from date of purchase. Fading or staining of the table surface is not included under warranty. Tables must not be stored upside down.
UMBRELLAS AND UMBRELLA BASES:
Umbrella frames and umbrella bases are warranted to be free of manufacturing defects for either 1 year or 3 years from the date of purchase, as identified in our catalog and price lists by the following indicators: 3/3 indicates 3 years in residential use/3 years in contract use; 1/1 indicates 1 year in residential use/1 year in contract use. Steel bases, if not properly maintained, will rust if the finish is scratched through to the metal. Rust is not covered under warranty. Umbrella covers/fabric are warranted to be free from manufacturing defects for 1 year from the date of purchase.
WOOD FURNITURE, CUSHIONS, SLINGS, AND FOLDING ALUMINUM FURNITURE:
Wood furniture, cushions, slings, and folding aluminum furniture are warranted to be free of manufacturing defects for 1 year from the date of purchase. VINYL STRAPS: Vinyl straps are warranted against breakage and gross discoloration for a period of 3 years from the date of purchase. In the case of breakage or gross discoloration (our judgment), replacement straps will be provided but labor is not included.
FIRE TABLE BURNER WARRANTY:
The burner and control panel are warranted by the manufacturer to be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of one year from its date of purchase. Please refer to the full warranty in the user manual included in the burner unit packaging.
OTHER WARRANTY LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS:
The natural weathering of wood finishes, breakage of glass, fading, staining and mildewing of fabrics, slings and strapping, the compression of cushion fillings, the stretching of slings, and the rusting of umbrella bases or pedestal bases are not covered under our warranties. Warranty is void unless routine maintenance of product is performed, such as tightening of screws and bolts, regular care and cleaning. Furniture covers not made by Telescope Casual Furniture, Inc. could cause damage to the surface finish of our furniture. Such damage is not covered by this warranty. Freeze or ice damage is not covered by our warranties. Furniture stored outside or in other cold storage should be drained of any water. If allowed to freeze inside the furniture, water can damage the tubing. These warranties do not cover the failure of furniture caused by acts of God, accident, neglect, improper shipping or handling, or by unreasonable or abusive use, and these warranties are void if our care and maintenance instructions were not properly followed. Furniture used in a contract (commercial) setting is not warranted unless it is specifically designated for contract or commercial use in our catalog. All warranties are to the original purchaser from authorized dealers only. Warranties are not transferable. Warranties are for repair, replacement or substitution only, in our sole discretion. Warranty service of any kind does not extend the warranty period.
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