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Hardwood garden furniture 'a choice for all seasons'

03/11/2010 Green-fingered shoppers have been urged to consider a hardwood garden furniture set, as opposed to the cheap plastic designs of days gone by, as wooden patio items are suitable in both summer and winter conditions.

The Gardenmo.net blog has spoken of how, in the 1970s, virtually all outdoor tables and chairs were made of cheap plastic, which did not particularly complement the lush surroundings of a well-kept backyard.

It went on to say, however, that a modern hardwood garden furniture set, such as one made from teak, is a "more elegant" choice – and a feature that can be enjoyed throughout the year.

"Money that is paid out for teak garden furniture is money well spent as it will retain its beauty and its durability when left out in the wet and cold weather," the writer explained.

Earlier this week, landscaping guru Owen Jones suggested that, while a hardwood garden furniture set can cost a little more than a metal or plastic one, a wooden patio outfit is likely to last for "several decades".
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