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Depending on the size at our disposal, we proceed to divide the outer surface of our house into various angles, thinking about where to place plants that will create shaded areas, flowers that will give color, evergreens that do not need special attention, and the area "living", the one designed to accommodate tables, chairs and sofas.
Precisely with regard to this last corner, our attention is generally focused according to whether it is a covered space (such as a possible porch of the house) or uncovered (possibility of placing the outdoor furniture right in the middle of the garden ).
In this second case, it is necessary to create a structure that acts as a cover for what will be installed: the gazebos are beautiful and of various sizes and, depending on the budget at our disposal, they can be with a steel frame firmly fixed to the ground or simply in fabric with small ties that hold the ends taut at the corners.
Once you have decided where we want to create our "livable" space within our green area, you can start by choosing the furniture and here you are spoiled for choice.
Keep in mind that the central point of this area will surely be the table, the object around which the family gathers to eat lunches and dinners during the summer, but also a welcome point for the guests you invite for coffee in the afternoon and a chat in the open air.
The choice, therefore, must take into account both factors: the table must be practical but also with that "something more" that makes it original and, why not, elegant.
To help you in your decision, we have decided to divide this guide into several paragraphs, depending on the materials of the tables available on the market.


In the past, the wooden table was the garden table par excellence: when the synthetic fibers that were very popular today were not yet created, it was wood that dominated outdoor furnishings.
In his favor played the low prices and the lightness of the material, which made it ideal to be easily folded and transported to a sheltered corner when not in use.
However, wood was not treated and, therefore, with the passage of time and due to the weather, it did not have a long life.
Nowadays considerable progress has been made and the wooden tables that can be found on the market can easily be placed even outdoors, not necessarily under structures that can keep them sheltered.
Thanks to the special processing of wood cutting and the new flatting-type roofing materials, the wooden tables have acquired a resistance never had before and, therefore, they are well suited to every type of use and location.
Furthermore, on an aesthetic level, wood offers a wide range of colors, shades and shades and, due to the fact that it is natural, lends itself well to being placed in the green.
Of course, it has a flaw: in the long run it does not tolerate humidity, therefore it is advisable to store them in a closed place during the coldest months such as the winter months.


Very popular nowadays are also the wrought iron tables: if once they had particularly classic shapes, those currently on the market possess essential and modern lines that make them suitable for any setting.
Particularly stable and resistant, these types of tables can be placed anywhere and well withstand the aggressions of atmospheric agents.
However, it is a good idea to carry out a good maintenance every now and then by applying a layer of anti-rust to prevent water and humidity from affecting their natural beauty.


Although they are not aesthetically at the levels of a good wrought iron table, those made of hard plastic are to be considered among the most ever purchased.
From them they have the economic aspect, which undoubtedly is not irrelevant, and lightness.
In fact, they can easily be moved from one part to the other of the green area without requiring the use of more people.
On the market they are generally sold in white and dark green colors but many, today as today, choose plastic tables that have a top decorated in mosaic style.
In addition, the larger tables can have a hole in the center where they can place an umbrella to shelter from the sun.
Their maintenance is also easy, since it is enough to water them abundantly with the aid of a rod and use a sponge soaked in a normal detergent.
Nothing more simple, as you can see. The result will be optimal, although it must be said that, in the long run, the white plastic tables tend to take on a yellowish color due to the sun's rays.


In recent years, rattan has become the undisputed protagonist in outdoor furniture. It is a material that is obtained from a tropical palm and that, thanks to its particular conformation, lends itself in an excellent way to work for tables, chairs and sofas.
Until a few years ago you could see these particular pieces of furniture only in hotels and in some luxury home, then with the passage of time they came into thousands of homes.
The secret of rattan's success? A great mix of affordable prices, strength, strength and high aesthetic impact.
While choosing, however, care must be taken because they are often passed off as rattan (and therefore wooden) products that are simply synthetic parts.
In fact, new research and technologies have developed materials called "polyrattan".
At first glance they might seem similar, also because it is the shape of the plot that catches the eye immediately, but it is clear that real rattan has the beauty and brightness of wood on its side and takes on a totally natural connotation.
On the other hand, the synthetic ones can offer a wider range of colors and finishes: white, beige, dark brown and black are just a few examples.
Moreover, it is possible to find them on the market with steel cores more resistant than those totally natural and it is for this reason that they could be more expensive than the rattan tables.
If you are cradling the idea of ​​decorating your garden with polyrattan furniture, keep in mind that the tables, in most cases, are sold with a very comfortable tempered glass that acts as a table top and that is resistant and comfortable to use. to clean.

Garden furniture: The costs of the wooden garden table

As with all items of furniture, the ribbons of garden tables are very variable.
Prices vary greatly depending on the model chosen in relation to the material, size and characteristics of the chosen wood.
A precious and therefore more resistant, durable and often rare wood, such as teak, will have much higher costs compared to a wood of lower resistance and lower quality.
However, the offer is vast and allows us to find excellence at average and sustainable prices.
Among other things, since the market for the sale of garden furniture has expanded to the large multinationals of do-it-yourself furniture, do-it-yourself and DIY, the sector and rezzi have become much more accessible.