furniture is both decorative and practical. It is a great way to fill
the empty space on a deck while providing a place for people to sit
back, relax and enjoy each other's company. Deck furniture comes in
a large selection of designs from classic wood pieces to more modern
decor. Select from tables, benches, chairs, dining sets, loveseats,
rocking chairs, umbrellas, etc. If you can think of it, you'll probably
be able to find it.
The furniture comes in a wide variety of materials such as wood,
teak, metal, wrought iron, wicker, plastic, and resin. Choose from
a large selection of colors and rich wood stains. If you can't decide
between the variety of materials then here's what you need to know.
Wood – It has been used for furniture building for centuries
because of its beauty and sturdy nature. There are many different
types of wood to choose from. Cedar, pine, oak, and teak are the most
popular. Cedar and teak are both extremely resistant to mold and mildew;
the natural oils in teak in particular are extremely water resistant.
This means that you can leave the furniture out year round with minimal
maintenance and it will always look good and will age naturally and
beautifully. The beautiful color of pine and oak make it an attractive
choice and both look great in their natural colors or even better
with a wood stain which these two types of wood absorb well.
Metal and wrought iron – These materials are durable which
means furniture made of them will last a long time. One downside however
is rust, which will develop over time.
Wicker – Wicker furniture is quaint and generally more affordable
then other types of materials. However it does not withstand the weather
well and over time new pieces will most certainly need to be purchased
if not taken care of or brought indoors during winter months.
Plastic - Plastic furniture is durable, affordable and stains rinse
right off. They're not nearly as beautiful as wood pieces but they're
Resin – If you’re an environmentally conscious consumer
then resin is the choice for you. Since it’s made from recycled
plastic it’s tough as nails, which allows for plenty of daily
use and abuse for many years.
Once you’ve chosen the type of furniture you want you’ll
need to consider other things. If you're going for comfort and not
just looks then you'll absolutely want to purchase cushions. These
too are available in thousands of different colors and prints. Another
great way to add a splash of color and create much needed shape in
the summer is with an umbrella.
The great thing about deck furniture is that there is such a large
selection from stores to online shopping. So you’re sure to
find furniture that you’ll love that’s in your price range.
So if you shop around and take your time selecting the furniture that
is right for your deck then you’ll have a stylish extension
of your home that is as comfortable and enjoyable as it is good-looking.