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Old 03-02-2010, 11:17 AM
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Patio Furniture

Hi all. I'm looking to swap out mypatio furniture I had metal, but it rusted. I like the look of wood, but am afraid of rot...any suggestions?

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More info as to your tastes, as well as the style of your landscape and/or home would be helpful, but in general stainless steel will last a lot longer than other metals. They are also making some interesting stuff in artificial wicker, which is really plastic but looks quite good, if you like wicker.
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Old 03-23-2010, 02:01 AM
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personally i prefer the look of wood over metal anyday. its more organic it blends in and just looks better. it can last you a very long time too. upkeep is the key. make sure that you treat the wood with a good sealer, polyurethane, etc. and keep up on it dont let wood sit in mud, put away in bad weather/snow (if you can)... etc etc
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I have aluminum...........think it's aluminum, happens to be nice stuff.......Had it for 8 years......each piece looks as good as the day it was delivered...............................I keep them covered all the time..........same for the whicker set on the lower patio
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I just got a nice teak wood catalog. pricy, but nice.
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Cast Aluminum usually has a nice powder coat finish and is solid feeling.
Look at Summer Classics as an example.
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Teak Furniture from Country Casual
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Lanelle is right, cast aluminum is a great choice. Castelle is another good brand (I've got a set).
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Old 04-04-2010, 02:44 AM
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I really like the look of wood as well. Unless you get really nice quality alot of the metal ones I've seen will start to flake and/or rust over a few years.
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have you ever thought the possibilty of built in stone furniture? itll never rot and looks awesome... a little pricey though
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I think it all depends on the climate you live in on what kind of furniture you should get. I live in the midwest, and we do get rain quite a bit. Wood and furniture with cushions really is not a suitable option. I have been looking into revamping all my furniture. Has anyone had any experience with cast iron furniture? I am hoping to find a nice metal set here in the early spring before the pool season begins!
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maybe redwood furniture might be an option. i dont live in a wet climate but from what i hear redwood is very rot resistant. of course it will last longer and look better with an occasional cleaning and sealing. i built some redwood benches a couple months ago and it was pretty nice to work compared to pine although it cost a bit more.
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Hopefully this furniture isnt by a salt water swimming pool. Everyone around this area was installing those and the salt eats up the furniture and all the rock work. Not much you can do about it besides go back to chlorine.
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I think a marble-topped outdoor dining table set under an arbor of four ornamental pears brings elegance to eating outside. Mixing white stacking chairs and a cushion-topped metal benches keeps the arrangement relaxed...
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