Patio Furniture

Written by Rachel Arieff
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Patio furniture is an investment you should only make if you're well informed about different types of wood. The reason is simple: some woods are better than others. I'll be more blatant about it: some woods are way better, and others are absolutely terrible.

I'll give you an example. One summer, my sister bought an outdoor furniture set from her local, big-name department store. Though it cost several hundred dollars, she still thought she was getting a good deal because she'd compared prices in patio furniture.

Rude Awakenings in Patio Furniture

Everything looked fine. The chairs and table looked solid and stable. Each piece looked beautifully crafted, and the wood was exactly the color she had wanted. Then one day it rained, and everything fell apart.

To make a long story short, her several-hundred dollar investment warped, cracked, and rotted. Burned from her initial lesson in outdoor furniture, my sister began to research wooden garden furniture thoroughly. Her next purchase, a solid teak patio furniture set, was an investment she was grateful to make.


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