Wooden Garden Furniture – Rustic Furnishing for Garden and Balcony
In contrast to indoor furniture, outdoor furniture has to stand up against high stress: day by day it is exposed to all kinds of weather, it has to withstand rain, wind and dirt. It is expected to last for years, without losing its look and functionality. Whether you are planning to briefly sit down on it now and then or to sit back and relax for a while – the choice must be well-planned. The following checklist will help you to find the right garden furniture for your home.
The Right Furniture for Your Garden – What You Should Keep in Mind:
1. Size and Dimensions
4. Type of Wood
5. Requirements of Use
1. Size and Dimensions: Space Determines the Framework
How much space is available on your balcony or the terrace? Measure the available space accurately and plan some room for walking. Ideal for small balconies are Bistro-like seating accommodations, such as Vendia series from Skagerak. These chairs are extremely compact and can be folded if required. Weishäupl has also developed a space-saving solution for balconies with its Balcony series. If a lot of space is available, suites such as the Skagen Series, or lounge furniture such as the Regatta Lounge Chair, or the Virkelyst Sofa invite you to stay for hours. A nice addition – especially for south-facing balconies – is a sun lounger.
You will find dimensions of wooden garden furniture on the respective product pages in our shop. You can use our online interior planner for assistance: it helps you create a layout and arrange different furniture. This way you can easily find out whether the products of your choice will fit on your balcony or the terrace.
2. Comfort: Sit or Sunbathe?
What kind of comfort do you want your wooden garden furniture to provide? Reduced garden chairs with a static backrest and no armrests are suitable as a seat for having breakfast or a quick meal in the garden. They allow you to sit upright at an appropriate height relative to the garden table. Those who want more comfort should look out for chairs with armrests and adjustable backrests, as well as outdoor textile products, such as pillows and blankets. Wooden sun loungers also have different degrees of comfort. While the Cabin Deckchair by Weishäupl only consists of a wooden frame with a fabric cover, making it easily foldable, the Steamer sunbed offers a multi-level adjustable backrest, comfortable armrests and a footrest.
3. Style: Which Style Suits You?
Small, compact and yet elegant tables and chairs, reminiscent of the French café culture, romantic with various wooden decorations, or modern with straight lines – you decide what style suits you most. Don't just focus on space, but also think of accessories you would like to combine. Colourful outdoor cushions and bright flowers pots present a fascinating contrast to the plain wooden garden furniture. But if you have little room for accessories on your balcony, choose garden chairs and tables which already look decorative themselves.
4. Type of Wood: Garden Furniture to Withstand All Kinds of Weather
Our recommendation for garden furniture is teak wood. Teak is one of the most popular types of wood for outdoor furniture. This tropical wood is weather-resistant and known for its long durability due to its high oil content. The high proportion of rubber in the teak tree makes the wood very oily and the surface robust. For this reason, teak garden furniture is usually not painted or sealed. The tropical timber is characterised by its intense colour ranging from red brown to gold.
Most of our wooden furniture is FSC®-certified, such as the products of the manufacturer Skagerak. This means that the manufacturer is committed to maintaining the ecological functions of the forest. Their wood comes from teak wood plantations and not from natural resources.
5. Requirements of Use: What Do You Use Your Furniture for?
What is important to you in terms of garden furniture? In the descriptions on the respective product pages, we offer an overview of the products' features. Some pieces of furniture can be folded or stacked, so that they don't occupy much space while being stored during winter. Others provide additional comfort with height-adjustable backrests and pull-out footrests. This is why it is important to clearly define your requirements to wooden garden furniture that go beyond its standard features.
6. Care: How to Clean Outdoor Furniture Made of Wood
If you want to keep the intense reddish-brown colour of your teak garden furniture, you should treat it with wood oil at least once a year, especially if it is freely exposed to the elements: without proper care, a greyish patina can form on the surface. This isn't a sign of decay, but the wood's own protective layer. And it can be easily removed if you follow our tips on teak wood care. If you are not up for this kind of extra work, you could go for garden chairs and garden tables made of aluminium. You will also find a wide range of those in our shop.
7. Price: Basics, the Happy Medium and Design Classics with Historic Value
Prices for wooden garden furniture in the Connox interior design shop vary greatly depending on the feature set and furniture style. Furthermore, various manufacturers can be classified into different price segments. Jan Kurtz designs modern furniture for the young generation. Despite the use of high-quality materials and careful processing, the reduced form makes affordable prices possible. Wooden garden furniture from Skagerak and Weishäupl falls into the middle price segment. Finally, design classics, such as the Bertoia Outdoor bench by Knoll, are in the highest price segment because of their historic value. Designer Harry Bertoia enriched furniture design with new shapes, introduced the use of wire rods in furniture production, and, together with Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen, designed famous pieces of furniture. His name is widely known around the world, and so are his products.
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