Guide to Patio Bar Furniture

By: Masni Rizal Mansor

If entertaining outside on your patio or wanting the feel of vacationing at a resort, you may wish to consider patio bar furniture. Patio bar furniture generally includes bar stools and a bar table and is often the favorite center piece of your patio furnishings.

The styles of the patio bar furniture range from a Polynesian rattan look to a wooden look to a modern look conveyed by the use of cast aluminum. In addition, there are various shapes and dimensions that can be purchased, and the materials used to construct patio bar furniture are varied. Some of these materials include vinyl wicker, rattan, aluminum, and wood.

Rattan is a popular material used to construct patio bar furniture. Rattan is found in tropical areas and is the growth that clings to other trees. In harvesting this product to make patio bar furniture, the thorns are removed along with the outer skin. In selecting this material for your furniture it is important to note that the greater the diameter of the rattan equates to a greater cost of the furniture.

Care should be taken to purchase rattan furniture that is smooth and even in appearance. Also, in selecting this furniture product determine whether it is constructed for indoor or outdoor use.

Patio bar furniture made from wicker also provides durability for your patio furniture. Wicker is a natural material that is derived from hardened weaved plant fiber. Harvested from the outdoors it is a natural material for the construction of outdoor patio furniture and complements the outdoor look.

Often wicker material is woven around an aluminum frame. This construction makes for a very solid and durable product. In addition this light material used in its construction allows for easy mobility of the patio furniture. A combination of these features and the availability makes wicker patio bar furniture an inexpensive choice.

Cast Aluminum Patio Bar Sets

An additional material to consider in the construction of patio bar furniture is cast aluminum. Cast aluminum is derived from a process in which molten aluminum is poured into molds that reflect the desired look. As the aluminum is poured in to the mold it is compacted and pressed into the desired shape. The resulting product provides a very sturdy, durable, and yet lightweight piece of patio furniture.

Teakwood

Another material that can be utilized to make a beautiful patio bar furniture set is teakwood. The popularity of teakwood for wooden patio furniture is based on its resilience and unique grain. Its durability resists insects and natural decay, making the longevity of unfinished teak impressive with a shelf life of 75 years. In addition, the elegant look of the teakwood is a complement to any patio bar furniture.

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