February is a good time to start thinking about your outdoor patio furniture. Like, is that old rump-sprung vinyl-strap chair beyond repair? Maybe it's time to consider a new piece, or a whole set, for that matter. In the patio world -- casual furniture market -- who's who and who makes what?
On the topic of outdoor patio furniture, I've sought and answered a several questions that have, no doubt, been keeping you awake at night. Like:
- What is marine-grade plywood
- What is shorea wood?
- Does metal lawn furniture have a history?
- What's the best way to care for wood garden furniture?
- What is wrought iron?
- What is cast iron?
- What is rattan?
Photo: Lisa Hallett Taylor