Thursday, June 11, 2015

Iron Garden Furniture

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Iron Victorian-style garden furniture is popular again. Antique examples should be more expensive than reproductions, about $500 to $800 for new, thousands of dollars for old. Layers of paint suggest old, but lack of paint may indicate sandblasting to remove old paint from old furniture. Other clues to age are the nuts and bolts used to join arms, legs, backs, etc. The oldest nuts are square. Later nuts are octagonal.
Victorian Cast Iron Grape and Leaf Garden Bench



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  1. furniture (outdoor furniture) is used, the most common examples are teak,http://www.gardenarteu.com cherry, and eucalyptus all are common in the making of outdoor wood furniture, they are usually opted for since they are less prone to bug infestation, cracking and rotting when exposed out in the garden. Garden furniture has to hold to the weather vagaries including rain, the damage that the sun causes and a bit of roughhousing; you should inspect for damage, incorrect welds, cracked casters, and poor quality finishes. The outdoor table should hold up to many seasons to ensure comfort and durability. Tables made from the other wood types should be located at a place where there is no direct sunlight to prevent cracking and also in less humid areas to minimize rotting rates in the legs. Plastic and poly-vinyl chloride (P.V.C.) outdoor

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