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Garden Furniture Choices for 2011

Gorry Terry

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Finding garden furniture can be one of the most wide-open experiences you will ever undertake. There are a multitude of designs and materials to choose from. .

They will be made of wood, plastic, or metals and come in any number of colors and styles. You will find outdoor and garden furniture at many stores. In fact, it is likely you may find a store, or even a chain of stores, that is built exclusively to supply stylish patio furniture.

Wooden outdoor furniture will usually prove to be a wise investment. It can last you a lifetime if properly cared for. The maintenance may require regular applications of water repellent treatments and maybe being repainted as the need arises.

On the other hand, there is a natural occurrence of aging that takes place and gives wood it's character and rich textures. You will find wooden garden furniture to be sturdy and able to withstand the elements. With the various types of wood used, from hardwoods to tropical, you will be able to choose those that will suit the most varied tastes.

Garden furniture made of metals will also prove to provide you with several years of service. You are likely to find some more flexibility in the designs than with those made with wood.

Metal can be manipulated so to come up with some very distinctive shapes and sizes. With some rust proofing, you can expect metal furniture to withstand the elements and it can be painted, if desired. Most will be made from either wrought iron or aluminum.

The wrought iron will usually prove to be heavy and somewhat bulky, where the aluminum almost always comes in a lightweight, tubular construction.

A third, and very popular option would be to invest in plastic furniture. Because of the materials available today, the strength of the plastics will hold up quite well and is very affordable.

Many find the light weight and the ability to stack it all neatly away when not needed to be a convincing selling point. You can also find attractive colors to work with, so it will fit in with most decors and tastes.

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