Durable outdoor teak furniture to spruce up your patio

Sometimes during the cool winter months when I can’t garden I spend time planning for the following growing season. I think about what plants might do better if I were to move them to another spot in the garden, or what plants I might purchase via mail order to plant in the spring. Do you make plans for your garden or backyard in the off season too?

When I’m not making plans for the growing season I sometimes try to think of other things that I can do or purchase for my backyard to make it all the more enjoyable. I mean, you can only work in the garden for so long right? You’ve got to sit back and relax and take in all that beauty at some point!

During the summer we often have friends drop by several times each week and we spend our time sitting in the backyard enjoying the view while we talk. Other times I have backyard BBQ’s and dinner parties.

We have a nice high glass patio table right now. I like it, but since we often have several people over for get togethers I find that the patio table is too small to accommodate our guests. The table is meant to sit four people, but we purchased two high stools so we can sit six. It’s a tight fit at times!

I’m seriously thinking about getting a larger patio table and perhaps some other patio furniture. I took a look at the outdoor patio furniture at BeFurnished.com and I really like their selection of teak outdoor furniture.

Teak is a fantastic wood to use for outdoor furniture because it’s so durable. It holds up well outdoors and I believe that the wood is resistant to pests like termites so it doesn’t get damaged the way other wood furniture does.

Another reason that I’ve thought of replacing my patio furniture with teak is because it’s so windy here in Toronto. We have a lot of wind here and we also have some major thunder storms. I always worry that the wind will blow our glass patio table over. Of course if that were to happen the glass insert would likely break and it would be quite expensive to replace. A teak table would be much less likely to be blown over in the wind.

BeFurnished.com is a US based company but they will ship anywhere in the world. That’s another reason why I like this company. Not only that, they offer free shipping within the continental US. Since I’m in Canada I always check an online stores shipping policies before I start browsing and adding items to my shopping cart. I’m always pleased when a company with products I like ships to Canada.

If you’ve been thinking about getting new patio furniture be sure to take a look at the selection at BeFurnished.com. They have teak sets, teak tables, teak chairs and benches, Adirondack Chairs, loungers and steamers, teak bars, cushions and accessories such as patio umbrellas. They also have a selection of outdoor furniture that they call “Deep Seating”. This is a selection of outdoor chairs, sofas, benches and even an ottoman that has extra deep seating for added comfort. There’s garden accessories too. Storage boxes, lazy susans and mini teak planters just to name a few.

I really like their selection of teak patio tables. They have teak extension table sets, round tables, benches sets and deep seating sets that look like outdoor living room furniture. I love it.

We have a fairly small patio so I can’t get really large patio furniture, but I do like the idea of getting an extension table. We keep it at it’s smaller non extended size most of the time, but we could make it larger to accommodate more guests when needed. I love that idea.

As most of my readers know my backyard is fairly small. It’s long and narrow and I have raised garden beds running along all of the sides of the yard, with one oval bed extending into the yard to divide the patio area, which is near the house, from the rest of the garden. The back half of the garden has a grass covered area where we sometimes pull out folding chairs when we have an outdoor gathering.

deepseating.jpg Looking at the deep seating loveseats and sofas at BeFurnished.com I thought how nice it might be to perhaps have a deep seating set for that area. I’ll have to get my husband to have a look at the outdoor furniture and see what he thinks.

I’m sure he’ll like it.

Visit BeFurnished.com to see their selection for yourself. I’d love to know if you like their teak outdoor patio furniture as much as I do.






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Great selection of hiking boots

As gardeners I’m sure that some of my readers love of the outdoors extends beyond their gardens. Perhaps some of you have cottages where you enjoy the great outdoors or maybe some of you visit hiking trails?

If you are an outdoors enthusiast or if hiking is one of the ways that you keep in shape you might be interested in taking a look at the Hiking Boots at Metboots.com. If you are a hunter or want to buy a great gift for a hunter their selection of Hunting boots is quite extensive as well.

I’ve always enjoyed hiking myself. There are a number of beautiful trails within Toronto and of course there are many outside of the city as well. I’m sure that now that we have a Labrador retriever we’ll be going out hiking even more than we ever have since it’s a great way to exercise the dog and to get some exercise ourselves.

You’ll find hiking boots from brand names such as Converse, Carolina, Danner, Dickies, Dr. Martins, Haix, Hi-Tech, Nautilus, Rocky Outdoor Gear, Terra, Thorogood, and Wolverine just to name a few. All are fine manufacturers of hiking boots.

As a Canadian I always check online store policies to see if they ship to Canada and other international locations and it appears that I’m in luck as they do ship internationally. I was also pleased to see that they accept Paypal payments! I love that! I’ve been using Paypal to pay for quite a few of my online purchases lately. Metboots.com also offers free shipping on orders over $100.

If you’re in need of hunting or hiking boots visit Metboots and check out their selection.

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This Canopy Chair would make a fantastic gift

If you’re still doing your holiday shopping for that special someone I might have a fantastic gift idea for you.

It’s the Canopy Chair by Renetto. This is a brand new type of outdoor chair that’s just come on the market so there’s little chance that your friends or family will already have one.

The Canopy chair is basically an Outdoor Chair that includes a canopy that will protect you from the hot sun when sitting in the chair. It’s a very well designed outdoor chair. Every single feature has been made with the users comfort and convenience in mind.

It’s a portable chair with a canopy that turns into a backpack for easy carrying.

The very best way to tell you about the chair is to simply show it to you:

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As you can see it’s made of water proof material, a sturdy yet light frame, and heavy fabric to give the person seated in the chair good support.

The seat is oversize so it’s bound to be comfortable for just about anyone to sit in, and there’s a beverage holder on each of the chairs arm so lefties and right handed folks will be be able to choose where to place their drinks. I’m a lefty myself and I prefer chairs with two holders as the ones with only a single beverage holder tend to have them on the right.

When the chair is folded into a backpack you’ll discover that it has comfort padded shoulder straps. If you take this chair with you when you’re camping or on a long hike I’m sure the padded shoulder straps will be appreciated.

Here’s an example of how easy it is to fold up:

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I think this chair would make an ideal gift for anyone who enjoys spending time outdoors.

The Canopy Chair would be ideal to bring to sporting events, outdoor family gatherings, picnics, barbecues, used as extra seating in your backyard garden and of course it would be a perfect Camping Chair for those who enjoy getting away for the weekend to the great outdoors.

I’m sure you can think of even more uses for this innovative chair. It’s affordable and comes in five colors. Visit the site to learn more about the Canopy Chair and perhaps purchase one for yourself or as a gift for someone special.

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