Teak and wicker outdoor furniture make a fantastic combination. When put together, these two all-weather materials create some of the most durable and enduring patio furniture. Fashionable, durable, and long-lasting, teak and wicker have become more common in the past year. In fact, I mentioned the growing popularity of teak and wicker patio furniture last September.
Teak has remained the most popular wood for outdoor furniture because of its inherent qualities that are unlike any other type of wood. Synthetic resin wicker is a popular material used on modern outdoor furniture. It almost seems destined for the two to come together.
5 Reasons to Love Teak and Wicker Patio Furniture
1. It’s Economical
Some people just can’t make up their minds between teak and wicker. We’ll, you don’t have to! Teak is rather expensive so splitting the construction costs allows you to absorb a more economical price point.
2. Low Maintenance
Another reason why teak and wicker outdoor furniture is a good idea is that cleaning will be easier. Depending on how you choose to care for your teak furniture, it may require a bit of care and attention and that’s no secret. By blending teak with wicker, you get the benefit of a low maintenance material with an all natural teak wood finish. You can clean wicker with just some soap and water.
3. Unprecedented All-Weather Durability
Teak is one of the most durable wood surfaces. It’s touted for its ability to withstand extreme weather conditions. Teak has its own natural oil which is why it fares well in outdoor conditions. You can choose to seal it or let it age to a natural silvery-gray patina depending on your personal preference.
4. Wicker is Fade Resistant
5. Won’t Blow Away in High Wind Areas
Teak and Wicker furniture work well in windy areas. Wicker is typically woven on lightweight-aluminum frames to maximize mobility. In areas that experience high wind gusts, it makes sense to choose a teak frame that adds weight to keep your patio furniture from blowing away. Wrapped around teak frames, wicker can give your backyard patio the look you’ve been dreaming of!
Styles of Teak and Wicker Outdoor Furniture
Teak and Wicker Dining Sets
Probably the most popular teak and wicker combinations is the teak and wicker dining set. Teak tabletops are gorgeous point blank. They help bring you closer to the great outdoors when enjoying an outdoor dinner. Wicker adds a modern flare to keep your home up to date with the latest outdoor trends for a transitional outdoor setting. Here are a few of my favorites.
Teak and Wicker Outdoor Sofas
Outdoor Sofas and sectionals use teak in company with wicker to a lesser extent. Sometimes just having teak feet is enough to accent natural wicker colors like brown, taupe, or sandstone. Others feature a more generous incorporation of teak into the design. I especially like teak and wicker outdoor sectionals for the Desert Southwest areas like Arizona and Southern California. These colors blend in well with the Red Sedona rocks that are a symbolic of the geographical landscape in Arizona.
Teak and Wicker Chairs
Sometimes you might just need an occasional chair, a bar stool, or even better, a chaise lounge chair. Teak and wicker chairs blend the natural splendor of glowing teak surfaces and chic wicker weave. You can buy an coffee table or add a side table to give yourself a place to put down your refreshments while you chat with company.
Mix & Match to Create Your Own Combination of Teak and Wicker!
Don’t forget that you’re not limited to the manufacturers pre-arrangement sets. You can mix and match to create a teak and wicker outdoor set of your choosing. Find a wicker chair and pair it with a teak coffee table. Or you can go with the dining set of your choosing and find some wicker dining chairs to go with it. The possibilities are endless!
Tips for Teak and Wicker Furniture:
- New Patio Furniture for 2014 – 20 Fascinating Designs!
- What’s the Best Material for Outdoor Furniture
- Teak Furniture Care and Maintenance
- Synthetic Wicker vs Natural Wicker
About the Author
Cheryl Khan is able to lend her insight on this topic after spending years in the design field. She has learned that all outdoor furniture is not the same. She is a contributing author to the Patio Productions Blog where she shares outdoor living tips to transform your backyard!