There are a thousand garden furniture products available in the market and if you are a first time buyer, the choices can seem too much for you. These are some considerations which will help in finding the most suitable piece for your garden and make it seem less like an ordeal.
Teak is the most popular choice as a material for wooden garden furniture sets. It is the most hard-wearing type of wood because it retains most of its natural oils and can withstand weathering. It only requires occasional cleaning and application of teak oil to help it retain its natural color. High quality teak can last for a lifetime but can be expensive. A cheaper alternative to teak would be eucalyptus as it also has similar properties with teak.
Cast aluminum can be styled into many different shapes and offers weather resistance and is long wearing. Cast aluminum furniture will not be easily blown over by the wind but it is light enough to be moved anywhere. They can have a variety of finishes that you can choose from to complement your garden or other furniture. They are very easy to clean and maintain but they cannot be stored easily if you do not want to use them because they are not foldable.
All weather rattan garden furniture is a good choice for those who want to maintain a rustic and romatic feel to their garden. They may require the occasional cleaning and can withstand most weather conditions. It is still recommended that you store all your indoor furniture during bad weather to make sure they will last a long time.
When you are choosing tables, try to check first where you will store it or if you plan to leave it outside all the time. This will determine the material and size of your table. Choose tables that fold if you only have a small storage space and sturdy weatherproof tables such as those made of aluminum so that it can withstand any weather. If your space is small, choose tables that are proportioned to it and ones that can also function in other ways such as extra storage underneath.