Garden furniture and outdoor furniture all wood, require special precautions for the purchase and maintenance; here rules, tips and advice.

Choose your future garden wooden chair to accompany your long summer nap or bench that will sit on your deck requires a logical expectations at various levels: aesthetics, durability, practicality, ease of maintenance and storage and durability. Late spring, the warm weather arrives, the gardens and terraces become real living spaces that one wishes to develop in a pleasant and welcoming. Happens when buying a garden room and the choice of wood may be a good idea. But wooden garden furniture does not necessarily mean ecologically. The choice of species used is important to ensure that its purchase does not promote deforestation and biodiversity loss. Moreover, besides the style of your garden furniture, it is important to select quality outdoor furniture since it is also a guarantee of longevity.

What type of wood to choose garden furniture?

Gas and wood quality are very important criteria: there are species particularly suitable for outdoor use such as acacia (black locust) that behaves naturally very well against aggressive climate: sun, drought, humidity, cold. This tree is fairly common increasingly used for this purpose. Choose patio furniture that meet the forest has become quite reconcilable with the quality and techniques implemented allow the original and beautiful that does not draw the raw material among the threatened plant species.

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The technical characteristics of wooden garden furniture

To achieve a good buy, strong and durable, it is imperative to pay attention to quality criteria. The thickness of the wood used is to consider the stability of the table tops of garden furniture that are exposed to high temperature and humidity. Therefore mistrust with lines too thin, perhaps more aesthetic but hardly compatible with the type of material. The homogeneity of the wood is important. Avoid furniture with an inclusion of bark, knots too big or implanted in the middle of amount of irregular veining too likely to cause a deformation of wood. The finishes are also very important and deserve special attention: the operating assembly must be very robust, hardware is necessarily quality steel, surface treatment, if any, are of impeccable quality.

How to ensure a long life to wooden garden furniture?

If quality is important to purchase, it is not everything in terms of product durability, and this is generally true for all materials, including wood. In any event, “abandoned” the garden furniture to its fate is a bad plan and we should never underestimate the power of impacts that may have variations in solar radiation and humidity, or damage that may eventually cause the earth, dust and debris or bird droppings, for example. Renovating and maintaining wood is important .

# For some wood, you have to accept the effects of time. This is of teak winning charm and color to a silver color gradually. The wood can crack or undergo some minor deformations. By cons, do not let it install the foam: the wood is found in eroded depth.
# Outside the period of use, return your furniture in a dry, unheated, and if not room here to do, just think to cover the furniture with a tarp or canvas and avoid contacting a plastic with the wood. The flow of air from below to remove any moisture.
# Protect the wood with a protective product (linseed oil or teak) is anticipating! Applied by brush or cloth, oil keeps the look smooth and shiny wood, creating a barrier against water and sun. Warning: the oil should be well suited to the type of wood.
# Regular cleaning is simple and avoids the inlay work. Do not leave dead leaves cling to the surface with the rain (the tannins will stain the wood). Systematically wash all food stains. Washing with warm soapy water, rinsed, is sufficient to remove dust and dirt accumulated, just think to use a soft brush to avoid damaging the wood fibers, and then let dry.
# In case of stubborn stains, and some minor repairs to ensure the most effective is to spend a bit of sandpaper-grained (the grain of the wood) to damaged areas, then put a layer of protective oil .
# For large problems, the wood can be painted, it is one of its great advantages. To give a real facelift, although sand and apply a suitable primer to ensure a good grip of the paint.