Published at Saturday, October 21st 2017. by Alexandrin in Outdoor.
Teak wood has long been prized for its outdoor use, not just for its beauty, but because teak survives all that our seasons throw its way. Teak ages gracefully with very little maintenance. Teak wood outdoor furniture will last 50-75 years, untreated. Teak will not split, though it may check (the grain will split away at the ends), which is completely normal. It is very important when choosing teak outdoor furniture that you make sure that it is plantation grown. This is important because hardwood forests are being destroyed by poachers. Plantation wood is grown as a renewable crop, in an environmentally responsible way. Local production encourages stability and further helps to preserve the ecology of our planets forests.
2. Adding design to your house - The outside part of your house is the first thing that people see. Whatever type of design you want for your house, adding furniture definitely helps a lot. There are vintage and modern types that you can choose depending on the design that you prefer to have for your house. As long as you are creative enough, you can even use simple sectional outdoor furniture to add more design to the overall appearance of your house. Mixing different types of furniture helps you set your preferred ambiance. Outdoor furniture could be available in plastic, wood or metal so you definitely have a lot to choose from. 3. Functionality - Outdoor furniture could be very useful if you want to hold special occasions or events outdoors. Whether you are having a picnic or a pool party, having furniture is important especially if you have a lot of guests to accommodate. Even a basic setup of chairs and tables would help a lot.
Even though aluminum is considered to be a great material for outdoor furniture that resists all types of weathers, it is necessary to keep it undamaged by applying a special cleaning process. Aluminum does not rust, but throughout the seasonal changes, its color can fade or it can develop a rough surface. It will look like it has particles of dirt, but these fragments dont disappear easily. If the surface is slightly discolored, clean it with soap and water, added to it some household acid like lemon juice or vinegar. On the other hand, if the surface is very damaged, rub it with a steel wool pot, wash it and dry it. Be careful, all steel wool should be removed completely, or it may rust and stain the aluminum. Also, keep your aluminum patio furniture away from commercial cleaners.
1. Wicker furniture for outdoors is made from rattan vine. Some of the exotic wicker furniture are chairs, tables, sun beds, sofas and loveseats. They are lightweight, comfortable, tight and smooth uniform weave with no breaks or splinters, and some pieces are made of synthetic material like resin. 2. Teak is another versatile material used for constructing furniture. This type of wood is great for outdoor use and they are often chemically treated before they are used for furniture making. Furniture pieces made from teak are coated with a protective sealant to protect it from the weather. 3. Heavy duty furniture are extremely popular and mostly seen used at homes and commercial establishments. There is a wide range of plastic furniture made for outdoors such as chairs and tables and some have provisions for an outdoor umbrella for sun protection. 4. Metal and aluminum furniture with a modern touch come in funky shapes and colors which caters to the younger generations tastes. Young couples often look for pieces eloquently designed furniture to decorate their homes and outdoors
Teak is actually the most popular type of material with which to design outdoor furniture. Teak furniture comes in a wide variety of designs and even personalied styles. Some of the most luxurious garden furniture I have ever seen has been designed using teak furniture. However, I have seen teak designs that are also very simplistic in design serving as patio or garden furniture. It is highly recommended that if you are considering purchasing new outdoor furniture, find out what is available in teak. You may be overwhelmed by the wide amount of options available to you.
These woods have also shown sufficient signs of weather resistance. Ideally, your choice of outdoor furniture depends a great deal on the weather prevalent in your area. Weather can be the biggest enemy of outdoor furniture. Rains, heat and dust could create havoc for a delicate furniture item. If the weather is mild and pleasant, even carefully crafted Amish handcrafted furniture can be given a try. Amish furniture adds gloss to your outdoors and lends grace to your indoors! The general features for outdoor wooden furniture include substantial look and feel, ease of cleaning, periodic maintenance and always cool to touch.