Wood, plastic or metal? Outdoor material guide
The perfect choice for weatherproof garden chairs and comfortable balcony furniture
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Which material for garden tables, patio furniture, etc.?
The classic materials for weather-resistant garden and balcony tables are weather-resistant woods such as teak, eucalyptus, robinia and bamboo. Assuming good, regular care, these natural classics impress with their durability and longevity. However, if you don't have the time, or desire, to oil it regularly, it's better to opt for easier care metal tables or plastic alternatives.
Another plus point: Plastic can be used to make furniture in all the colours of the rainbow: whereby, when buying plastic furniture, ensure it is UV resistant so it doesn't fade or become brittle in the sun.
Heavy furniture is more suitable for windy terraces so that nothing can fall over or fly away. Side tables made of light materials - such as aluminium or plastic - are particularly practical if they need to be moved frequently.