A Guide To Patio Furniture Materials

Most patio furniture is made from one of 4 materials. From most to least expensive we have wood, wicker, metal, or plastic.

Wooden Patio Furniture


Wood compliments a variety of garden and patio styles. It comes in two types: tropical woods like teak or mahogany, and North American woods such as cedar, redwood, or pine.

New wood looks nice and over time as it weathers and picks up the natural tones of its environment, it looks even better.

Wood doesn’t get hot in the summer or cold in the winter. It is sturdy and solid so should last a long time, from 15 years for North American woods to over 50 years for tropical woods.

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