Any owner of a private homeowner orA country mansion sooner or later faces a difficult dilemma - the choice of garden furniture. This process needs to be prepared, because in the wide sale now the range of street furniture is quite wide. In addition to the external attractiveness and compliance with your ideas about comfort and convenience, when choosing furniture for a backyard or an open veranda, it will be necessary to find out a lot of nuances: resistance to moisture and temperature changes (which our country is famous for), stability and reliability, weight restrictions, whether it fades In the sun and does not dry out after the rain.
Choosing street furniture, it is important to be guided andThe vernal appearance of the entire infield, the decoration of the facade of the building. Logical will be the purchase of wooden furniture for a country house in the style of country, erected or trimmed with wood or its imitation. Wooden furniture is expensive, so with a limited budget, you can buy plastic models with imitation wood. Many manufacturers have achieved incredible results in the manufacture of garden furniture made of plastic.
If your country house or city privateHome ownership is faced with a stone, then street furniture made of natural or artificial stone - the best option (albeit not cheap). Of course, artificial stone for furniture significantly reduces its service life, but the price reduces significantly.
Brick facade, finished with siding orPlastic panels, it will perfectly match with street furniture made of plastic or wicker chairs and tables. But there are no rigid canons, your imagination, sense of proportion and financial budget will prompt you the best choice of furniture for organizing on a country site or an open terrace places for rest, relaxation, reception, family gathering and friends.
But let's examine in detail whichPositive and negative qualities are found in materials from which garden furniture is most often produced, which options are best for choosing for the unstable climate of our country and how to purchase a street furniture set without destroying the family budget.
Garden furniture made of wood
What could be more logical than staying on freshAir surrounded by furniture made of natural material? It is durable, environmentally friendly, does not harm people and the environment and is, in principle, resistant to temperature changes. But when choosing street furniture from wood, it is important to take into account the quality of the breed, the protective coating and the manufacture of accessories. Any garden furniture made of wood is treated with special antiseptic agents in order to avoid rotting. The surface of furniture is covered with varnishes or paints. Obviously, after some time, the treatment will need to be repeated, to refresh the coating. How often you will have to carry out such manipulations depends on the intensity of the use of furniture, its location and frequency of exposure to the open sun and during the rainy season.
The most durable wood species from which street furniture is made are coniferous and teak. But they will require regular updating - opening with varnish or paint.
Furniture from wood can be found both in the mobile,And in a stationary version. Mobile view is certainly preferable, such tables and chairs you can put in the garage for the winter or hide in the summer during frequent, prolonged rains.
Garden furniture made of wood can be combined with plastic, metal or woven elements. To many models such a combinatorics is only beneficial.
In terms of value, wooden furnitureIs costly. It is more expensive than furniture from natural stone. But such investments will pay off with the pleasure that you will experience in your garden or on the veranda of a private city house for many years.
Garden furniture: sun protection
As for the burning out of furniture from wood onThe sun, it must be said. That the furniture covered with special varnishes tolerates the sun's rays fairly well. Slow burning out will require updating the appearance of furniture after about 3-4 years of active operation.
Despite the coating of furniture from woodSpecial varnishes, we can not talk about the quiet interaction of the surface of outdoor furniture and moisture. From rain, wood inevitably swells, which at first brings only hardening of the material, but over time the surface of the tree is covered with a network of small cracks. Contribute to this is not only rain, but also a long stay in the sun and test sharp temperature changes. But such destruction is fixable, shpaklyuem, paint over with paint or varnish and garden furniture as a new one.
Care of furniture
To wash garden furniture from a natural tree it is necessaryGently - with a mild soapy solution. Also on sale there are special means for cleaning wooden surfaces that are in the open air. In addition, it is recommended to rub the tree with a special oil (to prevent drying out) about twice a year. Rubbing with oil is recommended for all types of wood except for teak. This material has its own way of beautiful aging - over time it darkens considerably, becoming covered with a light patina of silvery color.
Metal outdoor furniture
Forged furniture - universal in terms ofStylists the option of arranging a resting place on a private plot or veranda, it will perfectly fit into almost any design. Metal furniture is not subject to deformation, it is durable and stable. For a long time it is more capable not to lose the "commodity" appearance, thanks to the treatment with special anticorrosive substances. But it is important to consider the following feature of metal furniture - the legs of tables and chairs and chairs go deep into loose ground. To install wrought-iron furniture it is necessary only on the lined platforms, concrete, and it is better stone surfaces.
There are a couple of unpleasant disadvantages - in the hotThe time the metal is very hot, in the cold it becomes very unpleasantly cool, so soft substrates and litter as seating are necessary. Removable soft cushions you can clean during the rains and wash simply in the washing machine.
It can not be said that forged furniture is cheap, itOccupies the third place at the price after natural stone and wooden pieces of furniture. But such investments are durable. If you depreciate the cost of furniture for several years (and it will last you a very long time), then this is an economically viable option.
Forged furniture and sun
Forged street furniture practically does not burn out in the sun, which certainly can be written in plus to this kind of material.
Metal garden furniture can eventuallyRust from constant exposure to rain, and from morning dew (condensation). But at present, construction shops are full of various colors, using which you can forget about the problem of rusting for several years (4 years after painting withstands forged furniture with an average intensity of use).
Metal furniture for the garden quietly toleratesLiquid cleaners with a weak content of alkaline elements, but abrasive substances are better not to use at all, they can leave small scratches on the surface of the metal, which can then expand.
Garden furniture made of stone
The furniture from the stone looks incredibleMonumental and luxurious. This material is durable and durable, not subject to climatic influences and therefore can serve as faith and truth to more than one generation of your family. But as well as with metal furniture, the stone is very hot in the sun and cold in a cold campaign, so soft litter to buy or manufacture will be necessary.
From the point of view of mobility, we can safely say that stone furniture is the most monumental and it will take a lot of effort to carry it (if it is a natural stone).
Garden furniture made of stone is the most expensive and thisIt is not surprising, because such investments are carried out literally for centuries. In addition, you absolutely do not need to worry about caring for stone furniture, protecting it from bad weather and cleaning, you can wash the stone directly from the hose.
Plastic outdoor furniture
Certainly, furniture for cottages or gardensSite - the cheapest option. Such furniture is light, compact, mobile and attractive in appearance with a wide range of color solutions. Currently, a wide range of models of plastic furniture, successfully imitating a tree, a wicker product made of vine or rattan.
The tallest. Chairs and mini-chairs can be put one on top of another, by putting it in the garage or storeroom for the winter. Folding models take even less space, however, they are worth a little more expensive than their unbroken counterparts. Plastic furniture (especially folding) can be taken with you on trips, on a picnic or a beach, in any trunk can fit a pair of folded chairs.
Protection from sun and moisture resistance
Plastic furniture burns out badly enoughThe sun, but to the effect of moisture is committed calmly. But in the process of operation, the surface of plastic furniture is quickly covered with scratches and partially loses its marketable appearance.
Can be washed directly from the hose. The effects of chemicals are stable.
Wicker garden furniture from rattan
Rattan furniture for infieldLooks luxuriously on an open veranda, in a gazebo or in the open air on a special site. But it is important to take into account that rattan furniture (both natural and artificial) is quite capricious and can be deformed after prolonged use, it is subject to the influence of the sun and temperature changes. In the cold season, such furniture must be taken into the shelter.
Furniture made of artificial rattan will costMuch cheaper than from natural material, but it will be significantly inferior in its performance. The cost of wicker furniture from rattan or willow is very different, depending on the method of weaving, the density of the product, its processing and the manufacturer itself.
Wicker furniture burns out quite strongly, butIt happens beautifully. Approximately on the 3-4th year of use, furniture darkens, acquiring a beautiful shade. Of course, this does not apply to colored rattan.
Rattan, vine and willow - enough moisture resistant materials, but it is better not to test fate and hide furniture from the rain under a canopy or cover with waterproof material.
Rattan wicker furniture is difficult to tolerateInteraction with household chemicals. It is better to wash these pieces of furniture with a weak solution of water with citric acid and hydrogen peroxide. After washing, you must wipe all the furniture dry.
Woven rattan garden furniture is excellentLooks almost any color solution. Against the background of dark shades of weaving, bright pillows and soft removable seats look good. Compositions for rest from wicker rattan furniture create an atmosphere of a living room in the open air. In such a patio you can have a wonderful family vacation or take guests. And in the evening, the place for rest is easily transformed into a playground for a party.
White outdoor rattan furnitureLooks weightless and airy. Depending on the type of weaving, on sale you can find perfectly openwork models of chairs and armchairs, sofas and tables, which in the ensemble will create a unique and unique atmosphere for a place to breathe on your garden, in a gazebo or on an open veranda.
Glass, concrete, granite and more
Garden furniture can be made fromUnbreakable triplex glass, concrete or granite slabs, polystyrene, basalt fiber and other materials. Garden furniture is sometimes backlit, tiled with ceramic tiles - there is no limit to imagination and possibilities in this direction.
Sun beds, sun beds and hammocks
The acquisition of garden furniture is not limited toBuying only a table with chairs or a comfortable sofa with a coffee table. On sale now a wide range of outdoor leisure equipment that will not only brighten up the hours of rest for you and your family, but also decorate the landscape design of the infield.
The maximum weight that can withstandChaise lounges vary from 60 kg (children's models) to 300 kg (double chaise longue for adults). Single chaise lounge made of metal can withstand weight up to 200 kg - this is the most durable of all possible options. Wooden and plastic chaise lounges per one stand from 120 to 150 kg. A steel chaise longue covered with polyester will place a person up to 130 kg in weight, and its analog with an aluminum frame will cope with only a hundred kg. Sunbed or bed from rattan with a metal frame can withstand 115-150 kg, and frameless version is not more than 85. But before buying, be sure to clarify these nuances from the seller.
Garden umbrella or tent
When buying an umbrella or tent for a personal orSummer cottage try to be guided by its strength and weight (not to get a model that can easily be carried by the wind). The heavier the umbrella itself, the more resistant it will be (it is recommended to purchase umbrellas weighing more than 20-25 kg). The steel frame is much preferable to wood or aluminum, but plastic spokes will last until the first serious gust of wind.
The sail of the umbrella depends primarily on its size, keep this in mind, if your area is often windy, you may need additional fasteners.
And finally, we offer to your attention severalImages of places to relax outdoors, when drawing up of which were used pieces of furniture from various materials, which made it possible to create interesting, comfortable and comfortable compositions with an attractive appearance.