Wrought iron is not being manufactured commercially anymore but recycled wrought iron is being used to build environmentally friendly outdoor furniture. You may be able to find wrought iron patio furniture at reasonable prices compared to other options like teak wood or wicker.
Wrought iron is malleable, ductile and easily welded so it is an ideal material to use to make patio furniture. The iron is heavy so it can be a deciding factor if you are buying a patio furniture for a windy area. Because it won’t move easily in the wind, it is ideal to buy decorative furniture made from wrought iron.
When deciding on what to buy for your new entertainment area or patio, remember that it is important to keep the surroundings in mind. Nobody likes to see a furniture set in a location where it stands out like a sore thumb. Pay attention to space, shape, size and color so that you don’t regret it afterwords. And also consider the comfort if it will be used for dining or relaxing.
Your patio or front garden is probably the best place to house wrought iron furniture. This is of course if you don’t really plan to use it as a dining area. The types of products manufactured from iron lend themselves more to being for show rather than function.
The most common wrought iron furniture you will see on somebody’s patio is probably one table and two to four chairs. It serves well as a center piece in a tiled outdoor area with a garden perimeter.
The many uses of Wrought Iron
One of the best uses I’ve seen for iron furniture is as a wine rack or magazine rack. Because of the heavy weight, the material is best used for objects that are not going to be moving around a lot or which are expected to stay still and sturdy.
Plant holders and plant stands are other great examples where wrought iron is best served for patio furniture. Some bigger plants need a stable and dependable base to keep them in place. Umbrella holders, blanket racks, towel racks and CD racks are all other indoor scenarios where wrought iron products are a good option.
Keep in mind that wrought iron furniture is often recycled materials and you will be doing good for the environment by purchasing goods made from these materials.