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Choose a hardwood garden furniture set 'for life'

04/11/2010 Those selecting cheap plastic items for their backyard makeover may want to reconsider their options, after one expert suggested that a hardwood garden furniture set could last a lifetime.

According to TeakGardenIndonesia, the durability of solid wood furniture for the patio lies in its natural composition, with materials like teak being rich in resinous oils, rubber and silica – all good for weather-resistance.

"The oils are what make the wood so amazing and long lasting, even keeping a healthy glow to the teak decades after it has been cut down," the website reported.

Green-fingered shoppers opting for a hardwood garden furniture set were also assured that their choice would look great, as organic materials complement the natural beauty of an outdoor space.

Earlier this week, the Gardenmo.net blog urged people to buy hardwood items for their outdoor space, as plastic and metal alternatives are often incapable of withstanding the brutal winter months.
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