Outdoor furniture can also be called as a patio furniture or garden furniture. It has been designed in such a manner that it can be used on the outdoors very easily. Its outdoor use has become so easy because the furniture is made of various weather resistant materials such as aluminum and these materials never rust. For example in the gardens of Pompeii, the oldest surviving furniture was found many years back. Garden furniture is very often sold as a set of patio that consists of approximately six chairs, a table and a parasol as well. A picnic table is very often used for this particular purpose of eating all the meals outdoors. Long chairs are referred to as the chaise longue. These are also common items. This seating outdoor furniture is very commonly used for conversing, relaxing and various recreational activities on the outdoors.
Materials used in outdoor furniture. The most common materials that are used in the making of furniture are wood, aluminum, plastic and also wrought iron. As the wooden outdoor furniture can easily suffer because of the exposure to various elements, it essentially has to be treated. Teak is also a very commonly used material for garden or outdoor furniture. It contains natural silica and this makes it highly resistant to any type of fungal decay. Most of the effects of water and also chemicals are put away because of silica.