Garden furniture comes in all shapes and sizes, and there are many options when deciding what material your furniture should be made of. Wood, metal, weave, or rattan, they all have their pros and cons, and what is right for your neighbour’s garden may not be right for yours.
Choosing the right material can depend on many things, not least your own personal preferences and style. But, have you considered the benefits of having wooden garden furniture? If not, read on to find out 5 reasons why wooden furniture is a great option for your garden.
1). Naturally Stylish
Wood is a natural material that comes from the outside world. It provides us with forests to relax in, habitats for animals to thrive in, and has been a source of building material and furniture dating back to 3000 BC. It has historical and natural importance to us as Humans, and helps us to connect with the outside world. With its beautiful natural patterns and lines, wooden furniture can make your garden look really stunning.
Wood is a very strong material, which is perfect for making strong and resilient furniture that will last the test of time. I mean, people make houses out of the stuff, right? So, it’s strength cannot be questioned. The strength of wooden furniture makes it perfect for families, especially with little ones who like to climb, jump and cause havoc.
3). Environmentally Friendly
If you want to be environmentally conscious (and let’s be honest, we all really need to be in today’s modern world), wooden furniture is a step in the right direction. Wood is biodegradable so is not damaging in the same way plastic is. If you want to go that extra mile, ask your supplier if the wood is responsibly sourced. Many of the wooden products at Hilltop are made using responsibly sourced, forest friendly timber.
Styles come and go, but wooden furniture never goes out of fashion. This is a really important point, because fashion and trends still apply with garden furniture, and what is “in” this year may be “out” the year after. But wooden garden furniture really is timeless. Look at the history – we’ve been making and using wooden furniture for over 5000 years, compared to metal furniture which was first made around 200 years ago. Its natural appearance bypasses fashion and trends, and will always keep your garden looking stylish.
5). A Valuable Investment
Sure, wooden garden furniture needs some maintaining to keep it looking spic and span. But a quick varnish once a year is a small price to pay for something you can reap the rewards from for years to come. Unlike other materials wooden furniture can be brought to life again, no matter how old it is. By sanding and finishing or repainting the wood, you can give it a completely different style, breathing new life into it.
There are lots of different types of garden furniture available from wrought-iron and cast aluminium to rattan weave and wood, and they all have their own benefits and drawbacks. Wood is definitely worth considering for your next purchase, especially if you like the natural style and beauty you can only get with wood. There are wooden furniture options available to suit all budgets, for example pine is less expensive than oak or more exotic types of wood. And remember wooden garden furniture is not just a purchase but a great investment, something that your family can enjoy for generations to come.