Tips For Choosing Outdoor Furniture

Beth Rice 12/07/2018

Creating an outdoor furniture collection that’s attractive, comfortable, and supports your favorite activities is possible. Just follow these 5 easy steps to lead you to your best outdoor space.

Step 1. Measure Your Outdoor Space

What’s it like outside your home? Is it a wide open area or a more compact space? Measure your yard and consider the space you have to work with. Get measurements for deck areas, patios and porches to determine the right set up for you.

Amish Handcrafted 6 Piece Cypress Patio Mission Sofa Set

For a large layout, the Amish Handcrafted 6 Piece Cypress Patio Mission Sofa Set offers a great look.

Includes:

  • 1 mission sofa measuring 35” high, 79” wide and 36” deep
  • 2 mission chairs, each measuring 35” high, 32” wide and 36” deep
  • 1 coffee table measuring 16” high, 32” wide and 36” deep
  • 2 accent end tables each measuring 24 ½” high, 15 ½” wide and 17 ½” deep

Amish Classic Dining Height Poly Tete-A-Tete Set

For a smaller space, the Amish Classic Dining Height Poly Tete-A-Tete Set combines a dining height surface with two chairs for meals or relaxing side by side.
  • Chairs are each 32” wide and 44” high
  • Front table width is 24”, back table width is 38”, table depth is 17”

Step 2. Decide on Your Favorite Outdoor Activities

What is it you like to do and what outdoor furniture will you need to help host those activities?

For Entertaining:

Berlin Gardens Classic Terrace Sectional

The Berlin Gardens Classic Terrace Sectional is built to entertain a crowd.

Includes:

  • 1 corner section
  • 1 right arm loveseat
  • 1 left arm loveseat
  • Option to add right and left arm sofas

Total length measures 163.25”, depth 38” and height 34”

Berlin Gardens Classic Poly Terrace Club Chair Set

The Berlin Gardens Classic Poly Terrace Club Chair Set provides a smaller set up.

Includes:

  • 2 Berlin Gardens Terrace Club Chairs, each having a total width measuring 30”, total depth 29 ¾” and total height 34 ¼”
  • Seat and Back Cushions
  • 1 Berlin Gardens Terrace End Table measuring 22 ½” wide, 23 5/8” deep and 20 1/8” high

For Dining:

POLYWOOD La Casa Cafe 7-Piece Dining Set

The POLYWOOD La Casa Café 7-Piece Dining Set is ready for company.

Includes:

  • 1 nautical dining table measuring 36.75” deep, 71.5” wide and 29” high
  • 4 La Casa Café Dining Side Chairs each measuring 21.25” deep, 17” wide and 34” high
  • 2 La Casa Café Dining Arm Chairs each measuring 22” deep, 24.5” wide and 34” high

 

Amish Poly Furniture Pub Table Set

Or the Amish Poly Furniture Pub Table Set can host dining for two.

Includes:

  • 1 half round pub table measuring 38” high, 22” deep and 46” wide
  • 2 balcony bar chairs each measuring 53” high, 30” wide and 25” deep overall

For Hanging Poolside:

LuxCraft Poly Lounge Chair

The LuxCraft Poly Lounge Chair

Measures 80” long, 34” wide and 44” high

Step 3. Consider the comfort factor.

What outdoor furniture looks good but will also be comfortable?

LuxCraft Royal Poly Adirondack Chair

LuxCraft Royal Poly Adirondack Chairs give you the royal treatment and provide stunning style.

Chairs measure 31” deep, 32” wide and 44 ½” high

Amish Cedar Wood Traditional Adirondack Chair

The Amish Cedar Wood Traditional Adirondack Chair offers the same comfort in cedar wood.

Measures 36” wide, 30” deep and 38 ½” high

Amish Pine Wood Traditional English Swing Bed

Find cozy comfort and style with a Pine Wood Traditional English Swing Bed.

The Amish Pine Wood Traditional English Swing Bed comes in a 4’, 5’ or 6’ length to best fit your space.

Berlin Gardens 4' Casual-Back Poly Porch Swing

Or grab a swing in poly with the Berlin Gardens 4′ Casual-Back Poly Porch Swing.

Measures 51” long, 28” high and 30” deep

Step 4. Go for easy maintenance.

You want to spend the least amount of time maintaining your outdoor furniture and the most time enjoying it. You can’t go wrong with outdoor poly furniture that can withstand outdoor elements and won’t rot, splinter or crack. An occasional wash with soap and water is all poly needs.

Amish Outdoor 60" Round Poly Table with Berlin Gardens Comfo Double Back Glider

Both the Amish Outdoor 60” Round Poly Table and the Berlin Gardens Comfo-Back Double Glider are easy to maintain.

Wooden outdoor furniture made of cedar resists decay and repels insects with its fresh cedar scent.

Amish Cedar Wood Bistro Bar Set and Amish Cedar Adirondack Rocker

Both the Amish Cedar Wood Bistro Bar Set and the Amish Cedar Adirondack Rocker are ready for a spot outside.

Step 5. Invest in quality to save money and receive better performing furniture.

Investing in quality outdoor furniture will have you enjoying your furniture longer and will save money in the long run.

Finch Poly Picnic Table and Amish Cedar Wood Octagon Picnic Table

Both the Finch Poly Picnic Table and the Amish Cedar Wood Octagon Picnic Table are options that will last.

Have fun setting up your outdoor areas with Amish outdoor furniture providing the perfect fit.

Beth Riceby Beth Rice (103 Posts)

Beth Rice started a dream job when she began as a content writer for DutchCrafters in 2015. She has an A.A. Degree from Manatee Community College, and studied Journalism at the University of South Florida for one year. Her published work includes a short story in Chicken Soup for the Soul's "My Amazing Mom" edition and one children's book, "I"m Adopted, I'm Special." Conveying the qualities, functions and benefits of DutchCrafters furniture keeps her creative as she contributes to content throughout the website. An avid reader and devoted runner, Beth hopes to publish a novel in the future. DutchCrafters Timber to Table blog was started in 2012 to provide our customers and other readers with woodworkers stories, Amish culture information, and furniture selection or interior design tips.


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