Come to talk about furniture, wood as a building medium has always catered to the taste and liking of the buying population. Be it the intricately decorated furniture that we admire in museums or in the antic shops or, the stately armchair that adorns the corner of your grandpa's study, it is wood that lends the furniture a classy outlook. Wood being sturdy can be carved out in varied shapes and sizes. It can also be painted according to the aesthetic desire of the owner. People generally prefer black or chocolate brown furniture for the living room while a kid's room can have an array of multicolored furniture. Well polished wood is also resistant to water and not easily given to decay. Thus, wood patio furniture is all the more desirable for their longevity.
A patio is the most convenient outdoor space, within the boundaries of home, which can be used to entertain guests, for informal family gatherings or to spend a leisurely evening. So, one has to be very careful and selective about the kind of furniture that is used to decorate the patio. Besides being comfortable, wood patio furniture should be firm, stylistic and exude the warmth of being at home. Ebony, banyan, rosewood, mahogany, redwood, teak and yew are strong and sturdy and possess a starkly distinct color. It is this natural tint that adds glamour and beauty to the wood patio furniture that is carved out from the various types of aforementioned wood.
Some prefer simplistic patterns while others prefer minutely carved modernistic motifs for the furniture that house the patio. It is for the latter to take note that these days; wood is being artistically juxtaposed with metal, glass or wrought iron to make highly stylized designer wood patio furniture. The framework is mostly carved into stylistic shapes out of iron or steel or aluminum to provide a steady build while the backrest, seat and armrest is made of wood. It is often seen that various ornamental motifs in metal lacquering appear on the backrest of chairs and on the table tops. The tea-table tops are also made of tinted glass and fitted into a beautifully shaped wooden or wrought iron structure.
Though several varieties of wood are made available in the market but teakwood is known to be the best among the lot. Furniture placed in the patio has to withstand the wrath and rage of the elements of nature and thus it is suggested that wood patio furniture be carved out of teakwood. Well glazed teakwood is said to be water resistant as it has some percentage of silica in it which prevents water absorption and retention. Teak can combat the roving rays of the sun as it thrives best in a sunny clime. Thus, there are slim chances of your wood patio furniture getting chipped in the dry summer heat. It isn't also prone to fungal attacks which would prevent you the displeasure and misery of seeing your much coveted wood patio furniture being gnawed at by termites. In spite of the fact that teak is the most expensive hardwood available, it gives you worth for money.
Wood patio furniture requires ample care. Lining your patio with wooden furniture entails an overhead maintenance cost. It has to be polished once in a while or dabbed on with gloss or varnish. This helps retain the shiny texture making the furniture look new and it also is a safeguard against the natural elements. You can also bring about certain innovations by painting your wood patio furniture with one of those heat and termite resistant paints. This would be a good way of pampering your creative cells and making your patio more aesthetically appealing and inviting to friends and visitors.