It’s been a long cold winter, but with spring now just around the corner it’s time to start thinking about how to enjoy spending time outdoors in the warm weather. If you’ve found this article, you’ve no doubt already come to the conclusion that a teak patio set would be a great investment to make for your home. Now you just need to pick the right set for you. We’ll help you choose new patio furniture by reviewing some of the best outdoor teak dining sets available and giving you a great tool to comparison shop.
As you probably know, teak is the highest quality wood that you can use for outdoor furniture. Grade A teak is a very dense wood containing high concentrations of protective oil that make it resistant to damage from insects, water, fungus, and rot. Teak can also be very easy to care for. A good thorough cleaning about once a year is all that’s really needed to preserve outdoor teak furniture in a naturally aged silver patina. If you want to preserve the warm golden color of new teak wood, there are also a number of products that you can use for this that will require just a little bit extra elbow grease on your part, also about once a year. The bottom line is, your teak patio set will last a long time—it might even outlive you—so you want to pick the best one you can.
We’ve developed a comparison chart that includes all the highest rated teak dining sets available for sale from online merchants. The beautiful thing about the Internet age that we live in today is how easy it makes activities such as comparison shopping. Years ago you would have had to drive across multiple states to be able to compare and contrast such a wide selection of furniture. But we’ve done the hard work for you, so do you can easily find the best outdoor dining set for you and your home. The comparison table lets you sort all the dining sets by various categories such as number of pieces, overall length, shape, and price range. This allows you to easily narrow down your options and decide upon your new teak dining set with little hassle. Here’s a quick breakdown of the categories we used to make the chart:
Number of Pieces
Outdoor dining sets range from small 3-piece bistro sets to lengthy, extending 13-piece sets for you and all your cousins. The size you want to get will depend on how much space you have on your patio, how large your family is, whether or not you have children living at home, and if you plan on entertaining for large gatherings or not. The sets are listed according to the number of pieces, so they’re always an odd number because the table counts as one of the pieces. So just remember, for example, that a 9-piece dining set will give you seating for 8 people with the 9th piece being the table itself.
The length of the table is an important factor to consider if you plan to keep your dining set on your deck or patio. You want to make sure that you have enough room for it. The length listed here is the maximum dimension for the table when fully extended if it’s an extending table. If the table is round or square, then obviously the length and width will be identical. When using a measuring tape to measure the space you have available on your patio, remember to account for the space that the chairs on either end will use up. You also want to give people a little bit a space to be able to walk around the end of the table. I would suggest making sure you factor in at least 3 feet of space at the end of any long table if you plan to have one of the chairs for seating there. All the lengths are given in inches.
There are four basic shapes of dining tables that you can get: circle, square, rectangle, and oval. If you have a preference, you can quickly sort the chart according to shape so that you can compare all the tables of the same shape against each other.
Prices never stay constant. Sometimes a particular dining set will be on sale, and many online sellers normally list furniture sets for a discount price that is well below the standard recommended retail price. So rather than listing the exact prices here in the chart, we’ve broken down the prices into groups by approximate price range. Each dollar sign will represent about $500, so a set that sells for about $1500 will appear in the chart as $$$. Please keep in mind that these prices are approximate only, as they can change at any time. To see the current price of any furniture set, click on it’s name to see a full description.
Please have fun playing around with the chart. We spent the time putting it together so that you can easily sort through and compare a huge number of furniture sets according to the specific categories that are most important to you. if you want to see more detailed information and reviews for any furniture set, simply click on it’s picture or name and you’ll be taken to the full description page.
Happy furniture shopping!
(We also put together another chart showing all the best teak benches.)