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Oak garden furniture 'has superior qualities'

12/11/2010 Online shoppers looking for a hardwood garden furniture set to complement the natural beauty of their outdoor space should consider oak pieces as their starting point, according to one expert.

Writing on his blog, patio design expert Brian Summers explained how, in recent years, lots of people have opted for cheap, poor-quality outdoor furnishings, made of faux wood, melamine and other "unflattering" materials.

He went on to say, however, that flimsy man-made alternatives are gradually being replaced by the solid, hardwood garden furniture set, which offers a number of "superior qualities".

"It can be sanded, repainted, or stained over and again. That means that you can always have this furniture grow and change with you as the times change. So, it will always be fashionable and easy to use, even if styles change," he added.

Earlier this month, explained that, when it comes to choosing items for the patio, a hardwood garden furniture set is usually "worth the money spent", as it is known for its long life, stability and strength.

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