Wood patio furniture offers yet another opportunity to enjoy fun in the sun. The benefits of wood allow you to indulge in real quality. It sets itself aside from many other materials. This includes longevity, a style that’s always popular, and beautiful finishes, not found elsewhere.
Yes, it’s timeless in nature. Providing solid comfort to enjoy, and
the opportunity to spend endless days and nights, sharing the same
comfort and beauty with family and friends.
Let’s share more about the style and durability of wood patio
furniture. A great choice for outdoor living, winter, spring, summer, or
Wood Patio Furniture
For you, I am suggesting SOLID wood patio furniture. There’s walnut. This, of course, is dark, with a beautiful richness to its finish. This is an heirloom-quality wood, used in many furniture styles, through the centuries. Taken care of, which is very easy, it makes your investment well worth it.
Next, there is maple. This choice comes with a tradition of extreme quality. The smooth-as-silk finish, with gorgeous grain, lends itself to the straight line beauty it’s known for. This choice of maple is yet another great, long-term value. A hand-me- over-to-children gem.
Now here’s a winner. Hickory! I see the rustic look everywhere. The really popular wood is a hit because of the different grain patterns. If rustic has been on your mind, this is a must “look at”. It provides you with a warm, inviting look.
My many trips to furniture markets resulted in numerous purchases of solid cherry. Yes, it’s definitely available in patio furniture, but harder to find. It is available in different stains, and as it ages, it darkens a bit, to a color that’s deep and rich, with a nice patina finish.
What about oak? Knock on wood, I didn’t forget! Perhaps one of the greatest selling solid woods, period. Look online, anywhere, and there it is! Many families have enjoyed solid construction for hundreds of years.
Were you aware it comes in red oak as well as white oak? If you said yes, you are correct. It does. White oak has a grain that’s a little finer with a gold finish as opposed to the red oak.
Are there other solid woods? Absolutely, but I want to familiarize you with what I consider to be the best for wood patio furniture. All of these can wear well in varying temperatures when the finishes are taken care of. Obviously, not all patio choices are just for the outside, but every material requires good care for longevity.
Taking Care of Solid Wood Patio Sets
Let’s debunk an old tale (wood is hard to take care of.) Solid wood patio sets are easy to take care of. It all comes down to the care of your investment.
Let’s say you have an inside patio and you want to place your new patio set there. Simply dust it frequently, and protect it from moisture (A simple plastic cover will do.) I’m not talking about having to cover them every day, just when there is occasional moisture.
DON’T USE silicone-based spraying products. This leaves a shiny film, and it’s just flat out not good, on your beautiful solid wood.
Microfiber dusting cloths are wonderful. What about a cotton cloth, or a duster? This is simple but extremely effective.
Yes… It’s An Investment In Solid Wood Patio Selections.
Everyone invests In something. Here, we’re talking solid wood…a slightly bigger investment than with other materials. Why do we invest in premium? We get premium results. Solid, durable, and long-lasting. A beautiful home addition you’ll be proud of for years to come.
In a practical sense, this is a less expensive purchase in the long run. If it lasts substantially longer than other materials, you’re not looking to buy in a couple of years, as you would be with something of less quality. This makes sense for those looking for quality and long-term savings.
The Pros and Cons of Solid Wood
Have you ever sat on plastic or metal in the dead heat of any particular day? Ouch, that smarts! Not true of solid wood. At least, at a minimum, it’s much more comfortable and bearable.
Solid wood, when treated and sealed by the factory, will last a very long time. Wood holds a good deal of weight and that’s why your choice of chairs, benches and picnic tables in this material is highly recommended for durability.
On the flip side, wood is heavy and more expensive. There’s a degree of care which is required, that metal and plastic don’t need. Protection from moisture is key, as earlier mentioned.
The great thing is that covers are readily available online, just as the furniture is. A simple cover on rainy days does the trick and provides the necessary protection.
This Is Your Opportunity To Compare
Briefly, I will share the pros and cons of plastic and metal, to solid wood. Metal is widely known to be extremely strong. Like wood, it can hold a lot of weight. With a quality coating, it actually holds up well. It’s also available in numerous finishes.
The downside is, as earlier mentioned, your burning skin just doesn’t make a day go well. A shaded area would be your best, safer bet.
What about plastic? Well, great color schemes are available to do some great decorating. On a beach day, you can even fold up the lightweight loungers or chairs and enjoy a day of surf and sand!
Yes, plastic, in comparison to metal and wood, is inexpensive. However, have you ever noticed sun-bleached plastic? It’s faded, and sometimes cracked because it doesn’t hold much weight.
Wood Patio Furniture
So, here we are. Your opportunity to consider indoor or outdoor patio furniture. A huge array of possibilities await your perusal. It’s been fun sharing the different hardwoods such as cherry, maple, walnut, oak (red and white), and hickory.
Is there more? You bet, but these are what I would suggest keying in on. You need durable, long-lasting, beautifully finished wood patio furniture for your attractive patio area. A great investment for you, your family, and friends!
I invite you to consider your choice. Enjoy your wood patio furniture selection, and the comfort available. Go ahead. After deciding and having it delivered, lay back, relax, and possibly read a book. Who knows, maybe you’ll catch a sunny nap in the mild, gentle breeze.
Carson Dane, Founder