With summer in full swing (although we’re never quite sure how long it will last!), if you haven’t already bought your garden furniture, you’re probably thinking about it as the evenings get longer, the weather becomes fairer, and the good times start rolling!
But what type of garden furniture should you choose? Do you go for metal chairs with attractive seat covers and table to match, or do you opt for rustic, wooden furniture that you can treat with quality wood oil, and continue to enjoy for many years to come?
With the classic, timeless element of wood, let’s look at 6 compelling reasons to get summer underway with a selection of attractive and comfortable pieces of wooden garden furniture:
- It can create a classic look
Even if some elements of your garden, terrace or balcony are contemporary, wooden furniture can be made to either complement that style perfectly, or provide an appealing contrast. If your outdoor space is rustic and cottage style, on the other hand, wooden furniture is a no-brainer, since it enhances that country look and feel.
While some wooden garden items are sold pre-oiled and finished, others will come untreated, and protecting them with a good wood oil will ensure that they endure for many years, come rain or shine.
2. It comes in a variety of styles
While wooden garden furniture can be rustic and chunky, it can also be stylish and modern; in short, whatever style of furniture you want in your garden or outdoor space, there will be an item made out of wood that fits the bill perfectly. Additionally, you can find good pieces of wooden garden furniture in all price ranges, making it easy to find exactly what you need, whatever your budget.
3. It’s perfect for outdoor spaces of all shapes and sizes
If you’ve got a big garden or a public park space to fill, wooden furniture is ideal, since it can be easy to create large benches and tables out of wood, and which, with adequate protection against the elements, can last for many decades to come. Benches are great for offering informal places to sit and watch the world go by, or indulge in the wonders of your landscaped garden, and with their robustness, will not blow away or become easily dislodged.
However, if your garden or outdoor space is smaller, you’ll naturally want to choose smaller items of wooden garden furniture that don’t dominate the space, yet still provide plenty of seating and table space when needed. Picnic tables are great for space-saving, and can easily be pushed into a corner when not needed, or used to place plant pots on and the like, as a decorative feature.
Just remember to use a product such as Owatrol Deks Olje D1 Wood Oil to enhance the natural beauty of the wooden items, and preserve them for longer.
4. It’s easy to store
A lot of wooden garden furniture comes in foldable form, making them easy to stash away in a shed or garage when the colder weather kicks in, and less activities take place outside.
5. It’s environmentally friendly
There are plenty of manufacturers out there nowadays making garden furniture from wood derived from sustainable sources, and when your furniture has become too worn to continue using or it no longer meets your requirements, it can simply be recycled.
Provided you care for your wooden garden furniture by treating it with the appropriate oils, it can become an enduring, functional and aesthetically addition to any garden or outdoor space.