Aluminum Benches

Written by Michael O'Brien
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Aluminum benches are a good choice for outdoor patio furniture. Wood is beautiful, but will rot over time, even if it does have a good outer coat of protective paint. Wood is also heavy, especially if it's wet. This makes rearranging the back yard furniture a big undertaking.

Aluminum Benches or Iron?

Iron is also a beautiful choice for outdoor furniture. It's extremely durable if it's well-crafted. It is difficult to move around, however, as it is heavy. Aluminum is a great compromise. It's durable and looks good. It can be painted any color, and it's lightweight, so it is easy to move around.

Look at different styles of outdoor patio furniture before you choose. When we first moved into the house, we used plastic furniture. It's certainly light and easy to care for, but it can be uncomfortable. It's an uneasy feeling when a chair bows as you sit. While the plastic never broke, it always seemed to threaten to snap in half. With aluminum benches, you get the strength of metal and the light heft of plastic.

Buy the Whole Set

An aluminum bench also looks good. You'll need the whole lawn furniture set in whatever style you choose. If you get aluminum benches, go ahead and also get aluminum tables and chairs. Used and discontinued models are readily available for discounted prices. Even though aluminum furniture is not particularly expensive, you'll still want to get the best deal you can.

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