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Wooden vs Metal Garden Furniture

Wooden vs Metal Garden Furniture

At Out and Out we have plenty of varieties in both materials, from cosy lounge sets to large dining tables. In this article we will discuss the specific features of wooden and metal furniture to try and assist you with your decision making.

Metal Garden Furniture

First up we will take a look at some of our metal garden furniture options. Metal garden furniture is a contemporary option that suits a wide variety of garden styles. Whether it’s a patio or lawn, metal furniture will add a splash of sophistication to your outdoor space. One of the most common metals used in garden furniture is aluminium, because of its strong and durable nature. It is also resistant to rusting, something of great importance when choosing outdoor furniture.

Despite its strength, aluminium is a very light metal, making it really easy to transport your furniture around the garden. If the sunshine is blaring down, consider moving the set into the shade and since aluminium retains heat, we suggest you opt for a design with seat cushions.

Our Havana 8 Seater Extendable Dining Set is a great choice if you’re looking for a metal design. This spacious and stylish set is made from aluminium and is electrostatically coated, which gives it a sleek, high quality finish and offers resistance to scratches, peeling and other potential damages.

Another benefit of this design is its versatile construction, extending from 135cm to a generous 270cm. The Havana set is perfect for family alfresco dinners, but just as suitable for hosting extra guests for barbecues and garden parties. When summer comes to a close, the table can be easily adjusted to 135cm for a compact look, whilst the chairs can be neatly stacked away.


If you’re looking for something more informal than a dining set, check out our Ibiza White Aluminium Corner Lounge Set. This chic design, which also features an elegant glass coffee table seats up to six people, making it an ideal sofa to relax with close family and friends. Both the sofa and coffee table are made from sturdy aluminium, ensuring a strong and secure construction. A benefit of this set is the durable olefin cushions - Olefin is a material which is well renowned for its colourfast properties, comfort and resistance to stains, abrasion and sunlight.

This set would look great in any garden, especially cosy corners of the garden or under a pergola. Proving that a garden can be just as stylish as the inside of your home, the Ibiza set, which boasts a wide slat design, captures a beach club style that is both contemporary and sophisticated.

Wooden Garden Furniture

Wood is one of the most hard-wearing materials that exists, making it a perfect choice for garden furniture, due to the variable weather conditions this country experiences. Out and Out offers a number of attractive wooden designs, suitable for those who are looking for a more traditional set-up.

First up, we have the Belgrave Teak Look Garden Lounge Set. Classically luxurious, the Belgrave lounge set is ideal for those who love the nostalgic look that is full of character.


The benefits of teak wood is that it contains natural oils and chemicals which will help stop the furniture from rotting, making it perfect for outdoor environments.

We have considered it all when it comes to this set, which will seat up to four. Featuring a hand-carved classic scroll which has been shaped to match the contours of your arm, you’ll be happy to relax for hours in your garden. Also offering an elegant cross back design, deep seat dimensions and thick cushions, you’ll feel like royalty with this furniture set.

This set is ideal for those who appreciate a touch of nostalgia. With the furniture market full of contemporary pieces, it is refreshing to see a traditional set such as the Belgrave, one that wouldn’t look out of place in an English country estate.

Another option is the Miami Summer Garden Lounge Set, which seats up to five guests. Offering a solid hardwood design which is made from Eucalyptus, one of the most sustainable wood species in the world. This style comes with thick, comfy cushions, providing you with a truly luxurious set-up, whilst giving you the peace of mind that you’ve done your part in helping to protect the environment.

The Miami set comes with a coffee table, but also a built-in side table, making this set perfect for hosting those summer parties.


With regards to sustainability, we are proud to be a partner of WeForest - a charity which works to restore land and plant more trees. As a furniture manufacturer, we have an obligation to lead the way and set certain standards in our industry to ensure our supply chain is balanced through growing trees and restoring ecosystems around the world. Please click here to find out more.


In conclusion to this article, there are many benefits to both wooden and metal garden furniture. It mostly comes down to personal preference - if you’re looking for something more traditional and nostalgic, we’d suggest one of our wooden designs, but if you’re fond of a more contemporary design, opt for a metal set. Both wooden and metal styles can look extremely sophisticated in any outdoor space, and aluminium, teak and hardwood are particularly attractive options due to their durability and resistance to rusting and harsh weather conditions. 

All of Out and Out’s products are covered by a One Year Structural Guarantee. Therefore, if any of our products develop faults during this time, please contact us and we can issue you with a replacement. 

Exceptions to this guarantee are:

  • Domestic products used in commercial environments

  • General Wear and Tear

  • Faults due to misuse or inappropriate due care

Please note: Following the recent vessel blockage in the Suez Canal, the resulting backlog has led to considerably limited space on shipment vessels, therefore causing delays to the shipments of some products. To account for these delays, please allow an additional 3-4 weeks on top of the advertised delivery timescale, as well as our made-to-order sofas and armchairs.

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