The best time to find a rattan garden furniture sale at department stores is when the summer season is drawing to a close. These types of stores only have room to stock what is going to be used during the current season so when the merchandise is no longer needed they place it on sale to try to make room for new items. You can also find these pieces available as discounted items through several online retailers. One leading UK website has rattan and wicker groupings available at half the price you would find the same pieces selling for in a regular store.
The garden sets can include sectional sofas, armchairs and coffee tables. The base on the sofas and chairs will be constructed of natural wood materials, which can be stained or painted so the finished products can be available in assorted colors. The contemporary sets often use a squared shape with square cushions covered in printed or solid colored fabrics. The deluxe sets often include both a three cushioned sectional and a two-seater sofa as well as a fabric covered ottoman. In the category of all weather wicker garden furniture you can also find several outdoor dining sets.
The products created to withstand the effects of weather will be treated with a chemical coating on the surface of the wood. This helps items made of genuine wood to resist mold, mildew and blistering. Variations on pieces designed for use outside include products made of a resin or plastic material. These are very inexpensive items to buy and are created to replicate the look and feel of genuine wicker. The resin products can also be found at major department stores and come in both classic and contemporary styles. Whatever your personal preference might be you will find several different furniture items you can use to create a social gathering place on your patio or deck.