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Your Guide To Outdoor Teak Furniture

Jul 23, 2008
If you are considering deck furniture, consider outdoor teak furniture. If it may be more expensive than others, know that you are getting something beautiful that really lasts at the same time. You get style and effectiveness.

Some outdoor teak furniture are tables, chairs, benches and planters.

How do you begin to plan for your outdoor teak furniture? Begin by getting the measurement of the space that your outdoor teak furniture will occupy. Then, decide on the focus of your outdoor area such as the arbor, planter or pergola. Here, a little creativity and sense of style will go a long way in making your outdoor area a 'just another' or an impressive one. Some call it design principles. If you think you need help, get some opinions from friends and especially those who have experience in designing their patios.

If you want to have outdoor furniture cushions, you should then buy something durable enough to stay outdoor. It only makes sense if you buy because of quality not beauty. If you just buy them for the sake of beauty without taking into account its durability, you may find that you will have to replace the cushions sooner that you think. Buy ample amount to suit your patio needs and remember, take note of the reinforced seams and zippers and piping.

Your cushions should compliment the sense of style you have already chosen for your patio, unless of course, you plan to have something that is completely contrast to your patio. It can also be some kind of balance to your furniture. Whatever it is, you can let your imagination run wild. Don't be afraid to experiment with what you have.

Less you confuse over the above, what is even more important when it comes to cushions is the right size. If you have old cushions, set them flat on the ground and get its length, width, thickness and break measurement (the meeting point between the cushion and the seat). You may not be able to get cushions to your exact measurements, but stay within a margin of one inch. These soft cushions will eventually take on the form of your furniture. Or else, go for custom made cushions.

What about getting outdoor umbrellas for better looks and protection? There are just so many types of outdoor umbrellas available today such as the auto-tilt angle and also market umbrellas that look great placed on tables with holes in the middle to hold them. There are even umbrellas with netting that does a great job in repelling insects.

If you have your eyes set for the market umbrella, make sure you take note of the many aspect of the umbrella such as whether it has a freestanding option and a strong pole. You may also want to choose nylon hubs instead of plastic and a stainless steel base instead of aluminum. You should also choose ones that are made from strong and reliable fabric. Other aspect that caters for convenience of storage is also important. For instance umbrellas that can be folded and are light enough to be carried around.

Today, what you will find the market you may not just find the same old round shape umbrellas but of different shapes too such as hexagonal and rectangular.

You can also find umbrellas that have extra features such as the automatic one that opens and closes with a touch of a button. Umbrellas with light are also popular these days because it can aid during night time. Apart from the two types, you can also find umbrellas with net to repel insects especially those living in areas that have insects flying or crawling about.

So go ahead, start planning now for your deck furniture. Get your furniture in stages or all at once if your budget permits. Of course, if you have more space, you can really get creative with your furnishings. Don't fret that the task seems monumental; it is not provided you tackle it systematically. Plan for it stage by stage and know what you want so that you can shortlist out of the variety that is available on the market.
About the Author
Kenny Leichester is a foremost expert in the interior design industry specializing in the outdoor or patio settings using outdoor patio furniture, patio umbrellas, outdoor cushions, patio heaters, patio lighting and so on to create exquisitely beautiful layout. His work on outdoor teak furniture are widely distributed and is a regular contributor to PatioShoppers.com.
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