An Insight on Key materials to make Outdoor Furniture

Posted by Patio Bay on December 23rd, 2019

Every summer we recall that the outdoor patio furniture is an investment. But if the pieces go up against the rain, or the beating of the sun, they will resist these elements every season. This is the essential feature of every outdoor furniture and is known asthe material composition.

In reality, many great materials are available to make outdoor furniture. But the best is determined by factors such as your lifestyle and placement. Let's walk through the advantages and cons of different materials in outdoor furnishings. The furnishings in the outdoor courtyard consist most often of woods such as teak, eucalyptus and cedar as well as synthetics such as plastic, ABS and synthetic resin wickers.


Teak is by far the most popular choice of wood for outdoor furnishings. With teak, even the harshest environments are tolerable and its beautiful, warm tone has an incomparable aesthetic. Teak has a high oil and natural resin content, which makes it resistant and waterproof to insect attacks. They also protect the wood against dry redness and make teak a strong and durable furniture for outdoor use.Teak wood, if untreated, naturally grows into an elegant patina grey. In order to avoid the original colouring, a teak sealant typically lasts one full year before you need to apply it again.

Synthetic Resin and Plastics

Synthetic resin is another great material for modern outdoor furniture due to its low-maintenance, light weight and extremely lasting properties. Traditional outdoor synthetic resin furniture is typical of the classic exterior look, woven in a wicker style. Furniture made of synthetic resin can withstand the harsh outside conditions.

There are several common plastic materials, such as nylon, polyethylene and PVC, used to make synthetic resin wicker. Be sure that you get HDPE wicker when considering the synthetic resin piece of furniture. HDPE is a thermoplastic of the highest quality with greater strength, long life and heat stamina than PVC.

The smoother side offers unparalleled sculptural and colour options for shaped plastics like polyethylene, polypropylene and so on. Furthermore, they combine great durability and low weight, making it much easier to move outside seats and tables.


Iron has been common in the past, but it is no longer common in modern outdoor environments due to high weight, rust pronation and high maintenance requirements. Today, aluminium and steel are the most common metals used in modern outdoor furniture.


Aluminium can be extremely versatile, extruded or cast in any form or design. Its light weight and durability make the outdoor furnishings an attractive choice. Aluminium courtyard furniture does not rust or dry out or crack, like most wooden furniture when exposed to the sun.


Steel is the most powerful material, but this metal is also heavier and is more expensive. The steel furniture, because of its weight, is not easy to move around. The best options for outdoor furniture are galvanized or stainless steel, because steel rusts and corrodes very easily when exposed to external elements.

Thus, we have seen some key materials, by which the outdoor furniture can be made.

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