Designs and Types
There are many different kinds of wood that can be used for making patio furniture. Types like yew, redwood, rosewood, mahogany, and ebony, have distinctive colors of their own. It is delightful to work with these different colors and churn out highly individualistic patterns.
It is naturally resistant to sunlight, so your tables and chairs have a very less chance of chipping and splintering in dry hot summers, if it is made of teak. It has natural silica (the same material sand is made of), due to which it is more resistant to water. The common problems of wood rot and wood swelling that water can cause do not happen with teak.
It is also resistant to fungal attacks, so you can rest assured that it will not look ungainly when the rains are over. It also have the rare property of being resistant to fire. Due to the physical, chemical, and biological tenacity, it is the number one choice for making patio furniture, though it is one of the most expensive types of hardwoods around.
Varnish makes the wood look shinier, and it also helps to protect it from the natural elements. Sunlight can destroy the polish quickly enough; so it makes good sense to have your furniture polished when it begins to look jaded. This will make it look as good as new.
You can even use paint. Some of the paints have all the features that you would require - they are waterproof, heat-resistant, and even termite-resistant. In addition, if you paint your furniture often, you are giving a whole new look to the area.
You will also get a choice of colors. The basic intention is to keep your wood protected from sunlight and water, two of the most destructive elements for wood.