Patio & Garden : Patio Furniture
  • Patio furniture: Choosing the right material

    Outdoor furniture is constructed from a range of materials, each with their own properties, look and feel. Thinking about your climate, how you plan to use your yard or patio, and the look that appeals to you will help in choosing outdoor furniture that fits your lifestyle and space.

     
    Shop Wicker Patio Furniture  

    Wicker/all-weather wicker

    Natural wicker and rattan are lightweight and great for use indoors and out, including sunrooms, decks, porches or patios. Will weather when left out in the elements. All-weather wicker, made from synthetic materials, mirrors the look of natural wicker. Durable and withstands weather. Sun-resistant.

     
    Shop Aluminum Patio Furniture  

    Aluminum

    Lighter than wood, wrought iron and steel. Corrosion-resistant with a smooth finish. Available in a variety of styles and colors. A good low-maintenance option.

     
    Shop Steel Patio Furniture  

    Steel

    Highly durable with heavier weight than aluminum. Generally treated to prevent rust, but in severe weather areas, may require further protection with rust-retardant primers and paints. May grow hot to the touch when placed in areas that receive prolonged exposure to hot sun.

     
    Shop Wrought Iron Patio Furniture  

    Wrought Iron

    The heaviest and strongest outdoor furniture material. Often available in classic styles. Durable and rust-resistant (not rust-proof). Powder coatings and rust-retardant primers and paints can help maintain its beauty and resist corrosion.

     
    Shop Wood Patio Furniture  

    Wood

    Varies from light to heavy in weight. Available in numerous styles, from classic to contemporary. Crafted from a variety of wood species, each with its own distinctive characteristics. Some of the most popular are cedar and eucalyptus.

    • Cedar is lightweight and resistant to insects, decay, cracking and moisture rot. Unfinished and left outdoors, it will weather to a silvery grey patina.
    • Eucalyptus is mid-weight and naturally water-repellant. Left outside for an extended period of time, it will weather to a rich silvery patina. Treat with linseed oil to maintain its honey color.
     
    Shop Teak Patio Furniture  

    Teak

    Dense, heavy and hard, with high resistance to rot, bug infestation, weather and marring. Shorea teak, a variety of this wood, will have variations in color —from red to a yellow cast. Left outdoors for prolonged periods in inclement weather, the wood will weather to a soft gray. Treat with teak oil to prolong its original color.

     
     
     
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