When Choosing Wooden Garden Furniture
When choosing your garden furniture, should you choose to opt for wooden garden furniture, you will want to decide on the look you wish your garden furniture to have before the purchase is made. Do you want a painted finish, or do you prefer a stained or natural finish? There are many different types of wood used in the making of wooden garden furniture such as Brazilian cherry, cedar, mahogany, teak, eucalyptus, alder, cypress, pine and shoes. There are other tropical woods used in the making of wooden garden furniture. Most of the woods used are a hardwood with the exception of pine. Pine is one of the softer woods available and can be used to make wooden garden furniture when pressure treated. You may want to ask your garden furniture retailer about the best type of wood for your particular use.
Woods such as Brazilian Cherry, Cedar, Mahogany and Teak just to name a few are attractive with their natural finish. Alder is good-looking with its natural finish but also takes paint and stain flawlessly. Cypress has excellent paint retention. If you like colors a good paint job can give you, you will want to consider wooden garden furniture made from this type of wood. Pine even though a softer wood will readily take a stain of any color. Some woods take on a rustic look from being seasoned with thyme and weather. If you do not prefer this look for your lawn or garden, you might want to see if measures could be taken to prevent this part of the aging process or choose a different wood for your wooden garden furniture. Each type of wood has its own unique qualities that you will want to take into consideration before you make your final decision on the type of wood. Some woods have a natural resistance to splintering, shrinking, and cracking, while other woods have a natural resistance to decay and splitting. Other woods have a natural resistance to weather damage and others are resistant to rot and bugs. Most woods are durable and have the ability to last 20 to 30 years, some with little care and maintenance.
Wood garden furniture is made into the same type of pieces found in garden furniture made from other materials. The styles used in creating wooden garden furniture are simple and timeless. Because wooden garden furniture has a timeless look and quality about it, it will rarely go out of style. Wooden garden furniture seems to have a sturdy elegance that lasts for generation after generation. It would be a good idea to find a permanent spot for your wooden garden furniture, since wooden garden furniture is heavy and not easily moved. You may also want to consider garden furniture covers to protect your wooden garden furniture.
Purchasing wooden garden furniture would be a great investment for the future of your family. To protect your investment, check with your wooden garden furniture retailer to learn the steps required to the care and maintenance of your investment.