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Teak is 'ideal material for outdoor furniture sets'

31/08/2010 Teak is ideal for hardwood garden furniture sets as it can withstand outdoor conditions, one blog has recommended.

Tallahassee Home and Garden suggested that teak is a "time-favoured" material for use in garden furniture sets.

The blog explained: "Teak has natural anti-weathering properties and it's not unusual to see a great rugged table below a green tree with a set of chairs outdoors."

It also said that wicker and metal garden furniture sets often require some "seasonal maintenance" to keep them in top condition.

People should avoid putting a table and chairs with a "high-shine finish" in the garden as these will begin to look worn more quickly.

But before you go shopping, it is worth paying attention to some of the common mistakes people make when buying garden furniture.

The Maugi blog said that many people fail to correctly interpret how much space they have left for their table and chairs and end up buying items that are far too large and out of proportion with the rest of the space.  ADNFCR-3488-ID-800045440-ADNFCR

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