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					How to Check for the Quality of Outdoor Furniture

Even if they are designed and built to be more durable compared to indoor
furniture, it is still important to know how to check for the quality of
outdoor furniture you wish to purchase to be sure that you are getting
the value of what you are actually paying for.

It does not generally mean that even if a furniture set is labeled as
‘outdoor furniture’ you still need to validate and make sure that it
actually means what it claims, not just fall into it hook, line and
sinker.
Knowing how to do so can be more beneficial to you rather than just take
it for what it is.

One of the primary factors in determining a smart buy is getting real
value for your money.

Here are some tips to help you check for quality of the outdoor furniture
you hope to buy.

Regardless of the type of outdoor furniture that you may want to buy, it
is important to always inspect in –store samples of the outdoor furniture
you want to purchase, if there are any available, that way you can check
for comfort or suitability to your wants.

Take note that looks can be deceiving, what can be very attractive may
yet be very uncomfortable and not suitable to your comfort preferences,
so better make it a point to not just be attracted by looks.

If you are in the market for wood –based outdoor furniture, try to check
if the wood furniture have joints that are closely and tightly fitted,
since those are the key joints that connect the wood material to form the
furniture structure, so loosely fitted joints decreases the likelihood of
the furniture’s stability.

This is also important consider this, especially with the legs on tables
and chairs since it could get damage more easily and quickly, so the snug
the joints fit without gaps, the better the furniture’s stability.
For metal –based furniture, same goes with wood furniture, but this time,
make sure that the welded joints are neatly welded together especially
metal joined together must be seamless and neat.

If you see any unusual bulges on thee welded joints, it can be a sign of
corrosion or poorly welded metal joints, which could be a highly
potential stress point for the metal set and could break out when weight
is applied upon sitting.

Also check on angled metal joined together, same thing with bulges on
welded parts, which can also be a sign that it is poorly welded together.
The appearance of holes in between the angles is also a sure sign of
stress points.

The sure sign of a good welding process is a smooth, continuous and
thorough welding path along the metals joined together.
For wood furniture, make sure that the surfaces are sanded smooth not
just on table tops and armrests, but also along the legs and backrest,
with painted or varnished surfaces uniformly applied without signs of
drips, missed spots or ripples.

Also check the bottom of the armrests, backrests and seats, since
unpainted or unvarnished areas could cause weak spots where damage or
decay could start to seep in.

Make sure that there are no sharp or unsanded edges which can cause
scrapes and bruises, especially on areas commonly coming into contact
with the body. It can also be a cause of discomfort on the one seated or
leaning on it.

Now you have an idea on how to check for the quality of outdoor
furniture, so happy furniture hunting.

				
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