Types Of Outdoor Furniture Pieces
Outdoor furniture can be a great addition to any home, giving you the opportunity to enjoy your outdoor space as much as possible. Outdoor furniture comes in several types. Plastic furniture is by far the most weatherproof choice, but it is somewhat difficult to clean it and keep it looking new. However, most sets and individual pieces of plastic furniture are inexpensive and effectively serve their purpose without breaking the outdoor decorating budget. One major drawback to plastic tables is that they are light-weight in construction and tip easily when used with an umbrella. Powder-coated cast aluminum outdoor furniture is sturdier than plastic resin, often has more intricate designs, and is also more expensive. Cast aluminum furniture often features other materials in its construction, such as glass-top tables or wooden slats in benches. There are different qualities of cast aluminum, and so prices range from slightly higher than plastic to considerably higher. For a more elegant space, cast aluminum provides more design options and will wear nicely.
Another choice in outdoor furniture is wood. Cedar is a popular wood used in furniture construction. Many stores sell individual pieces such as swings, gliders, chairs, and benches, but sets and individual pieces can also be custom ordered from several sources. Wood furniture is the most expensive type of outdoor furniture, but wears better than all other types when properly cared for.