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Where to find normal, non-fussy patio furniture?
This year, all the stores have decided that people want to
host formal Martha Stewart dinners with china in their
backyards. We have been looking for regular 'ol,
inexpensive patio furniture and it seems that no one(OSH,
Home Depot, Target, etc.) has this. Everything has fancy
chairs with brocade pillows and formal dining tables (even
Walmart has $800 sets online).
Has anyone seen a store selling a simple, inexpensive
patio set, preferably in wood? Would prefer a round table
with an umbrella and 4 chairs, if it folded up that would
be nirvana. However, would be thrilled to find something
Last time I was in there, Ikea had some fairly nice, simple
patio furniture in wood and all-weather wicker. I've seen
fold-up sets in metal but not in wood -- I think they were
at one of the places you mentioned, Target or Home Depot
maybe. Maybe they have the simpler stuff hidden somewhere
behind all the giant curtained gazebos.
Hi! We are looking for nice iron patio furniture. We are having a
difficult time finding a
good dealer. Can anyone suggest a place? Thank You!
Yesterday I bought a lovely set of patio furniture for my
mother as a present. The table was mosaic tile on a metal
(possibly iron?) base, and came with four matching chairs (for
The people who dropped it off were very punctual and pleasant
to deal with. For the price, I was assuming that it would be a
used set, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that they
create these tables themselves. They can make a new table to
your specifications, if you like.
They can be contacted at: Colleen Straw 415-828-9307
happy patio furniture purchaser
I can tell you where NOT to go - that is PatioWorld in Pleasanton. My husband
had very slow service there. We ordered OW Lee Iron furniture for our decks on
May 8, 2006. We were told that it would only take 7-8 weeks to arrive. When
rolled around I started calling. Kathleen told me that the furniture should
day now that she personally checked with the manufacturer. Weeks went by, I
continued to call, same story. Then about 3 weeks before Labor Day, we were told
the order had been placed with the wrong manufacturer and they did a rush order
we would have our furniture before Labor Day. So just one day shy of 4 months,
finally received our furniture.
I want to buy a wooden picnic table for our kids that I would
like to paint myself. Does anyone have any recommendations
where I can acquire one that wouldn't be too expensive?
IKEA sells one for about $30, it's called 'Ensta'
I think I just saw these at Michael's arts/crafts/hobby store
Where should I go to buy outdoor furniture? Not dining
table/chairs, but things like an outdoor couch (or chaise
or daybed), armchairs, coffee table. I envision wood with
cushions but am not necessarily married to that idea.
Also, it seems to me that at this time of year I should be
able to get a good deal as the ''season'' is over, or
nearly so. Any thoughts in that regard?
smith and Hawken outlet, next to Smith and Hawken store
just off Gilman behind REI (10th St??) Not cheap at all,
though much cheaper than regular Smith and Hawken prices,
probably the best quality for teak/ wood outdoor
furniture. also, online gardenerseden.com has a nice sale
section, overstock.com has patio furniture and cheap
shipping. Haven't bought from any of these yet, just been
looking, for when I can afford some.
We are finally getting our backyard done nicely. We will
have this project completed in early June and are now
shopping for nice wood patio furniture to match. We want
a table and chairs, and a bench. We wood like to have all
wood furniture (not the half metal - green/wood combo I
have seen on cheaper wood benches). Any advice on where
to get high quality furniture like this at prices that
aren't too outrageous?
Try Patio World in Lafayette. They offer a few lines of
quality wood furniture, however it's not particularly
inexpensive. They're located in downtown Lafayette. I
think they have a sale once or twice a year, so that might
help. We got our furniture there.
I am looking for some nice, but inexpensive wooden (preferably
redwood) patio furniture. I have checked the website and found
two recommendations, IKEA and Safeway. I am looking for a not-so-
lightly colored type of wood, so IKEA is really out. I did call
several Safeways, but the person(s) I got to talk to didn't seem
to know anything about Safeway offering furniture. Does anyone
have any other recommendations or is Safeway maybe just not
selling them during wintertime ?
Actually, the lawn or garden furniture that IKEA sells is mostly
darker wood. What you may have seen there already is wicker or
bent wood, which is lighter, is year round. But their ''Summer''
furniture, though not redwood or teak (going against the
philsophy of IKEA, expensive woods that take years and years to
replenish) is very similar to cedar in color. Their summer range
doesn't come out until late March/ early April however, and then
goes pretty fast b/c a) it's so inexpensive and b) because once
it's gone they do not replenish it, being seasonal.
i bought a redwood patio set from safeway two years ago. it
was so inexpensive and i've conditioned it w/teak oil. i
haven't seen the set since last summer. it's not a high
quality set but man for the price it works for us, and it looks
great. i bet they'll have it again closer to summer. good
i love my safeway set
Has anyone purchased any of the Ikea wood patio furniture
this year or last? How has it held up? There is a wide of
range prices and I am wondering if the lowest price product
would hold up for a season. Any other places to find simple,
sturdy reasonably priced wood patio furniture? Thanks
Two months ago we bought our wood patio furniture from Safeway!
It came with a round table that can extend into a larger oval
table, 4 individual chairs with arm rests, a bench with arm
rests that can fit 2 people, and green seat cushions for all the
chairs and the bench. It was on sale for $299 I think. The
wood pieces were well oiled. I was told by a friend who bought
a set from Safeway a few years ago to make sure we wipe the oil
so when we sit down, it won't get on our clothes. Not all the
Safeways have it... for instance, the Castro Valley Safeway
didn't have it, but the Dublin Safeway did plus they had one on
display. It comes in about 4 large boxes (so you need a truck
or a large vehicle), and you need to assemble it... pretty
easy. Also, the advertisement for the patio set said a chaise
and rocking bench were available, but the Dublin store didn't
have it. Also, an umbrella that matches the cushions is
available for purchase. After we bought our set, our friend
bought the same set. We've only had it for about 2 months, so I
can't say if it will hold up nicely or not. The set looks
great, and we cover it with plastic when we're not using it.
The plastic we bought at Carol Wright Gifts.
http://www.carolwrightgifts.com/ then do a search on ''table
We bought a wood patio set from IKEA about 2 years ago. I have
never covered it and it has sat in our backyard the entire time
in the sun and rain. It still looks good and has held up very
well. It is a long regtangular table with two benches that have
backs on them. It seats 4-5 people on each bench and one person
at each end. An excellent deal at, I think, $200. If I had the
time and energy, I would have stained and sealed it when I got
it but I have neither and aside from being a bit bleached from
the sun, it still looks nice. We bought a big umbrella from
another store for $30 and it fits nicely in the hole in the
center. Don't remember what type of wood but it is very light
colored. I have been buying a lot of IKEA furniture and
accessories since finding them in LA about 8+ years ago and have
yet to be disappointed with a purchase. May not be heirloom
quality but certainly a great value on really functional pieces.
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