Talking timber There’s a lot more to outdoor furniture than just pine. Teak and kwila are two of the most suitable Modern interior design ideas living room timbers for outdoor furniture, but recycled teak is also good as many teak pieces come from old-wood forests. Teak is highly durable and weathers well. Kwila is one of the worlds most durable timbers. Its strength, density and abundance of natural oils make it ideal for outdoor use. The wood is dried in special kilns to ensure there is minimal shrinkage or movement during or after production. When choosing a timber setting, ask whether the hardware fittings are made from brass or stainless steel so the joints stay rust-free. To keep wooden garden furniture looking its best you’ll need to treat each piece regularly with a wood preserver. Staining or oiling it maintains the moisture in the timber and ensures it doesn’t crack or split. Storing it undercover so that its not permanently exposed to the elements will help to lengthen its life.
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