Furniture

Perfect Wood Types for Outdoor Furniture

A beautiful garden and well-watered lawn are just some of the details that can make the exterior of your home even more appealing. You can even raise this beauty by putting additional items outdoors such as gorgeous paving, various garden decorations, and outdoor furniture.

 

Aside from being just an ornament, outdoor furniture can be particularly beneficial for you because it can serve as another spot you can relax in during a particularly stressful day. Additionally, several studies found out that being around plants can improve mood and enhance memory – yet another reason for you to sit outside and be surrounded by plants even just for a few minutes a day.

 

Wood is one of the best materials you can choose to build your outdoor furniture. Apart from being in keeping with the tone of any garden (well, because it’s made of natural materials!), wood comes in different variations that can be durable enough to withstand the changing weather outdoors.

 

If you’re considering using wood for your outdoor furniture, here are some of the most ideal types of wood you can choose from:

 

Cedar

Also commonly used as roofing material, Cedar has high resistance to rot and insect infestation which makes it one of the best choices for outdoor furniture. Cedar is very durable and does not easily warp, which makes it suitable for outdoor use.

 

Acacia

Treated and sealed Acacia can resist cracking, rotting, and insects. It is one of the most popular choices for outdoor furniture because this wood type is easy to find. Acacia is an affordable wood material, too, because of the abundance of its supply.

 

Teak

Incredibly expensive, Teak is another leading choice when it comes to outdoor furniture. Despite its expensive price, some people still view having furniture made from Teak as great investments because this wood type introduces wonderful benefits: it doesn’t expand nor warp, it is weather resistant, moisture resistant, it does not rot, it repels insects, it’s extremely durable, and it’s low maintenance. You can also paint it easily if needed. The painters Surrey used to paint some of their teak chairs were amazing and did a fabulous job.