When choosing the right furniture for your outdoor spaces, you’ll look for materials that are weather-resistant and can take extreme climate. Chicago is cold, rainy, and windy, with warm temperatures in summers. Most homeowners prefer to go with teak, cedar, and eucalyptus woods or metals like aluminum, iron, and wrought iron. Powder coating the metal adds to its durability and appeal. Synthetic materials like plastic, ABS, and resin wicker are also great options.

Teak is the Toughest of Wood for Furniture


Designers and architects advise teak because of its highly resilient nature. Its resin and oil content makes it resistant to water and insect attacks. You won’t have to worry about dry rot either. Teak has a natural golden honey-brown color that could fade into a soft patina grey, but that will not affect the integrity of your furniture. Applications of a teak sealant from time to time can maintain the original color and appeal. If you prefer the natural look for your outdoor spaces, resin wicker is another option. This material combines synthetic resin’s tough nature but with a lightweight style suitable for a garden setting.

Metal Can Be Heavy to Move


Steel and aluminum furniture are exceedingly versatile since they can be painted in a selection of colors and resist harsh weather conditions. The only downside you can expect is that moving the pieces can be challenging because of their weight. On the other hand, molded plastics made with high-grade polyethylene, polypropylene, or recycled plastic are easy to move around and available in bright colors suitable for any decor. Designers may recommend molded plastic also because of the stylish and artistic shapes it can take on.

A final option that also works well is synthetic fabrics like nylon, acrylic, vinyl, and polyester that dries quickly, is breathable, and won’t fade under the sun’s harsh rays.

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