There are many different types of garden furniture about in many different materials, but the most popular is still wooden garden furniture. This is mainly because wood fits in the natural surroundings of the outdoors a lot better than metal or plastic furniture.
The main type of garden furniture is of course tables and chairs that usually sit on the patio and you would think that there would not be so many different types but there are, lots of different styles and functionality. Small gardens should probably have folding tables and chairs so that they can be stored away at the end of the day so that the garden does not look too small, and bigger gardens would benefit from large tables for more people to take full advantage of the size.
Other furniture to help you relax in the garden includes deckchairs, sun loungers and hammocks (which are actually more like romantic swings for adults, rather than something you sleep on!). Garden benches can now have storage underneath the seat making them an excellent option for those with limited space. Selecting tasteful cushions that fit in with the wooden furniture will increase the comfort of the seating while retaining the natural style.
The most common types of wood are teak and cedar, which both have good and bad points depending on their durability. The durability is an issue whatever type of furniture you go with due to the many elements they will be exposed to in the garden. There are measures that can be taken to ensure that this is not a problem such as covering up the furniture when it is not being used and using a wood preserving paint each year.
There is a piece of wooden garden furniture in any garden whatever the size. The industry is now very competitive so there has never been a better time to buy these items as all of the suppliers are looking to beat each other on price.
Wooden garden furniture comes in so many different shapes and sizes that it is difficult to choose which to go for – an advisor could help you by asking your requirements