Monthly Archives: April 2011

Preserving Wooden Garden Furniture

wood preservativeWooden garden furniture should often be treated to protect it from rotting.

There are two types of preservative available for wooden garden furniture – oil/ spirit  based and water based. Water based preservatives do not soak into the wood well and need repeating regularly. Oil and spirit based preservatives are longer lasting, but they can damage plants before they have completely dried.

You should wear gloves when applying preservatives, and take care not to splash them onto exposed skin.

Hardwood may not need preserving as it is naturally much harder and longer lasting. Teak is an example of a hardwood. Softwoods are more susceptible to rot and will always need treating. Pine is an example of a softwood – although not all pine is the same. Pine grown slowly in forests in northern Europe tends to be more durable than faster growing versions from southern Europe.

Richmond Medium Round Picnic Bench

Richmond Medium Round Picnic Bench

Richmond Medium Round Picnic Bench – 8 seater

The Richmond Medium Round Picnic Bench is a pine circular picnic table with a round table and four benches, which seat two per bench. The table has a hole in the centre for a parasol.

The pine used for the bench is taken from PEFC certified forests. This pine comes from Scandinavia, where the pine grows slowly to make it denser, more hardwearing and longer lasting. The pine comes from managed, sustainable forests.

This table requires some home assembly and the wood should be coated with a wood preservative such as Cuprinol for a longer life.

Dimensions:

Table: diameter 112 cm; diameter with chairs 208 cm.

This is a great piece of garden furniture, and fantastic when the weather is warm and your children bring friends home from school and want feeding. They love it, and you get to keep all their mess out in the garden! Once they’re in bed, you can use it yourself, and enjoy a glass of wine outdoors in the sunset with your friends.

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Richmond Large Round Picnic Table

Richmond Large Round Picnic Table

Richmond Large Round Picnic Table – 8 seater

The Richmond Large Round Picnic Table is a pine picnic bench with a circular top and four benches. The benches are wide and easily seat two people per bench – one person on either side of the table leg. The table also has a central hole for the positioning of a parasol or a patio heater if required.

The pine used for the bench is taken from PEFC certified forests, this pine has been slow grown in Scandinavia to make it a denser and longer lasting pine. To get the most out of your furniture it should be treated with a wood preserver such as Cuprinol.

This table requires some home assembly.

Dimensions:

Table: diameter 134 cm; diameter with chairs 211 cm; height of benches: 79 cm; weight 78 kg.

Easily seating 8 people, this is a great piece of furniture for your garden at a great price. Reviewers have said the table is easy to assemble.

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Bordeaux Corner Group Rattan Garden Furniture Set

Bordeaux Corner Group Rattan Garden Furniture Set

Bordeaux Corner Group Rattan Garden Furniture Set in Black

The Bordeaux Corner Group Rattan Garden Furniture Set is a poly rattan modular sofa set which can be rearranged in lots of different ways in order to suit the available space. The set is completely weatherproof and maintenance free, and can be left outside all year round if necessary. The front and back cream coloured polyester cushions are included with the set, which also boasts a glass topped coffee table. The glass is 5mm thick safety glass.

Great for informal parties of friends, load the table with drinks and snacks and enjoy an evening out – in your garden. This set is so comfortable and is a really great way of enjoying your outdoor space.

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Windsor Wicker Cube Set with Parasol

Windsor Wicker Cube Set with Parasol

Windsor Wicker Rattan Cube Set with ParasolWindsor Wicker Rattan Cube Set with Parasol – 4 seater

The Windsor Wicker Cube Set is a rattan cube set consisting of four rattan armchairs, four matching footstools, a glass topped table and a 2.6m diameter crank and tilt parasol. All the cushions seen in the photo are also included with the set – they are made from water resistant polyester and are washable. They are deep filled to be really comfortable.

When not in use, the chairs and footstools all slide neatly under the table to form a tidy cube (see adjacent photo). The set is maintenance free and can be left outdoors all year round if necessary. It will not crack, fade or become brittle, but it should be wiped over with a cloth before use to remove any dust or dirt. The poly rattan is supported by an aluminium frame which is lightweight yet sturdy. It is guaranteed never to rust.

Dimensions:

  • Parasol: 2.5m
  • Table: Height 76 cm, depth 113 cm, width 113 cm
  • Chairs: Height 69.5 cm, depth 53 cm, width 53 cm
  • Footstools: Height 33 cm, depth 49 cm, width 45cm

This is a great looking set that comes complete with everything you need to enjoy your garden this summer, and nothing extra to buy. There is no home assembly required either.

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Wave Sun Lounger

Wave Sun Lounger

Wave Sun Lounger in Rattan

The Wave Sun Lounger is a rattan sunlonger that can be placed in multiple positions for maximum comfort.

It is made from poly rattan, a weatherproof material which has recently become very popular for garden furniture because it doesn’t rot, fade or become brittle when left outside.

This sun lounger is available in cappuccino or black, in 6mm flat weave rattan, or natural 3.7 mm ecolene weave rattan.

Note that these sun loungers can be stacked up to ten deep when folded.

Extra chunky sun lounger cushions are available separately, as is the Arizona side table, which is also pictured above.

Ideal for soaking up the sun, and very comfortable, these sun loungers are perfect for relaxing in the garden on a hot sunny day.

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    Rattan Curved Sofas

    Rattan Curved Sofa random black

    Rattan curved sofa cappuccinoRattan Curved Sofas in Cappuccino or Random Black

    These rattan curved sofas by Maddison are available in two colour combinations – cappuccino (right) or random black (top).

    They consist of three separate sofas that can be positioned together to form a continuous curve, and a large round coffee table. The sofa and table are made from ecolene weave poly rattan.

    The large base cushions are included with the set but the scatter cushions are available to be purchased separately.

    Dimensions:

    Table: 220cm diameter

    These rattan curved sofas are proving to be extremely popular. The lovely curve when the three sofas are positioned together is aesthetically appealing and can enhance the curves already present in your garden. And the advantage of a curve is that everyone is the same distance from the table which has the snacks and drinks on it 😉

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    Saturn Day Bed

    Saturn Day Bed

    Saturn Day Bed in Cappuccino or Natural

    The Saturn Day Bed is a circular rattan day bed which is designed for two people to lay on. It is available in two colour combinations – cappuccino or natural rattan 2.5mm ecolene weave.

    The new 2011 model has a hole for a parasol in the bed and the cushion.

    The following items are available to purchase separately:

    • outdoor base cushion
    • 2 x small scatter cushions
    • 2 x large scatter cushions
    • parasol with 32kg base

    This is the perfect piece of garden furniture for two people to stretch out on and enjoy the summer sunshine. It’s all too easy to fall asleep on it 😉 Better make sure you’re under the parasol if it’s sunny.

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    Arizona Rattan Double Sofa Suite

    Arizona Rattan Double Sofa Suite

    Arizona Rattan Double Sofa Suite – 8 Seater

    This Rattan Double Sofa Suite by Arizona consists of two three seater settees and two armchairs, seating a total of eight people, together with a side table and a coffee table. The large flat natural coloured cushions for the base and backs of the chairs and sofas are currently available free. However, if you want to also buy the scatter cushions there is an additional charge.

    Poly rattan is a great material for garden furniture because it is weatherproof. It does not crack or become brittle when left outside, and the colour does not fade in the sun. All you need to do is wipe it down with a damp cloth before use.

    Both the tables have glass tops, and the cushions are made from polyester and are water resistant.

    Armchairs, sofas, coffee tables and side tables from this set can be bought separately if required.

    This is one of the most inviting looking garden furniture sets that I have seen. Just imagine, a warm summer evening, bottles of wine in ice buckets and nibbles on the table with friends, lots of chat and good humour. Staying in is definitely the new going out with this set!

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    Atlantic Garden Furniture Double Extension Teak Set

    Atlantic Garden Furniture Double Extension Teak Set

    Atlantic Double Extension TableAtlantic Garden Furniture Double Extension Teak Set – 8 Seater

    The Atlantic Garden Furniture Double Extension Teak Set by Westminster is a luxury hardwood patio furniture set that would be perfect for your patio.

    The set is constructed entirely from FSC teak and is golden brown in colour. The set includes the Atlantic double extension table, 2 java armchairs, 6 java chairs and 8 blue polyester seat pads, which are water resistant.

    One of the highlights of this set is the unique double extension feature allowing the table to be made bigger. The table is also particularly stable due to the four thick and sturdy wooden legs.

    This table also has a central hole, suitable for a garden parasol if required.

    Tables and chairs from this set can be bought separately if required.

    This is a luxurious, top quality teak garden furniture set which with its double extending table is great for accommodating extra guests at short notice.

    Dimensions

    Table: 180 cm – 240cm x 100cm

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