Lake Effects is an independently owned premium outdoor furniture & gift shop in the heart of Westport, Ontario
Featuring beautiful locally made items and our famous Lake Room.
We deliver locally and ship throughout Canada & Internationally!
CR Plastics: Ontario Made, the Green Way
What started out as a compassionate goal for saving the environment has evolved into a passionate pursuit for innovation and design.
In 1994, Jamie Bailey, co-owner and co-founder of C.R. Plastic Products Inc., started manufacturing recycled plastic furniture in an effort to divert used plastic away from landfills, and limit unnecessary felling of trees. His goal was to make a product that would provide the look and warmth of wood, without the typical shortcomings associated with maintaining wood furniture. The proprietary extrusion process discovered, improved & customized by Jamie, produces a unique plastic lumber that won’t mold, rot, splint or crack. The process creates a superior fit and finish, including a beautiful textured-look similar to the grain of wood, and smooth rounded edges for enhanced comfort. With an added automotive-grade, UV stabilizer, each piece is guaranteed to maintain its beautiful colour for years, without the need of staining or painting.
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Gensun Premium Cast Aluminum Alloy Furniture
Gensun prides itself on producing high quality and high value furniture. Most of our production team have been with Gensun from the beginning. Their knowledge and skill can be seen in the rich detail of the final product. All of our products are made by hand and not mass produced. Great care and hard work go into every piece of furniture making sure the product is built with quality in mind at every step.
The materials used in producing a product are just as critical as the craftsmanship. When a high-quality product is the final goal you must start with high quality materials. Gensun uses cast aluminum alloy 356, T5 and T6 temper aluminum extrusions along with paint, fabrics and outdoor wicker that meet or exceed industry standards for fading, wear and withstanding the outdoor elements.
356 aluminum casting alloy is used for aircraft parts, high velocity blowers and structural castings where high strength is desired.