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How to Find Cheap Patio Furniture for Under $200!

cheap patio furnitureCheap patio and outdoor furniture is not easy to find, especially if you’re looking for durable, quality pieces. However, there are a few big box retailers and furniture stores that offer special clearance prices. The best place to start when consider cheap patio furniture is your budget. Cheap prices are all relative and vary across individuals and families that are looking to make their patio area more comfortable and enjoyable. What constitutes a good deal to one person may not apply to another.


To make it easier for all, we have established a patio furniture budget of $200. We’re not looking at seating sets, sofas and sectionals, lounges, patio chairs, benches and hammocks. The criteria is simple: a patio table, four comfortable chairs and an umbrella. With this in mind, let’s look at some of our best patio furniture deals that we found. Our findings are targeted to Canada and US stores that offer seasonal patio furniture.


It’s also important to note that we’re not picky about the actual material that the furniture is made of as long as it’s durable and is weather resistant and preferably doesn’t fade. So let’s take a look at what we can buy for under $200 when it comes to finding cheap patio furniture.


Although we established a budget of $200, how about a 5 piece cheap patio furniture set that only sets you back $98! The Mainstays Cranston Patio Furniture in  not only cheap but it also gives you the opportunity to hold the chairs thereby making it practical for moving the set around and also giving you the opportunity to use the patio chairs are regular ones inside the house. The tabletop is made of textured linen glass which is resistant and easy to clean. The material is also weather and fade resistant so you don’t have to worry about rust or losing colour.


You’ll have to assemble the entire patio set but when you’re only looking at $98, it should take much effort in getting this set up. The beauty of this is that it can also be used on your balcony since it’s somewhat of a compact patio set. Save the rest of your money and invite your friends over for a bbq with this cheap patio furniture deal.


Can you believe that we found even a better deal when looking for cheap patio furniture? How about a 6 piece folding patio dining set for $88? Home Depot Canada offers an unbranded patio set that includes; 4 folding chairs, a table and an umbrella! The material is heavy duty steel frame that is rust resistant with weather proofed sling fabric. Not only do you get a sturdy patio set, you also get one-year full warranty of the set. The model we found is Model # DT-240124A. If you’re considering that you can get a full set (including umbrella), if doesn’t get any cheaper than this.


Lowes offers cheap patio sets but unfortunately it doesn’t meet our criteria of 4 seats and a table. Worth noting is that, there’s a patio set for 2 costing $184. This patio set is made of aluminium and is foldable. Given its material, it is rust resistant and you can easily use it for your balcony also. Its sturdy (it holds up to 250 lbs!) lightweight nature and design adds to ease of storing when not needed and the best of it is that no assembly is required. This helps especially if you’re not a do it yourself type. It’s a bit more pricey but if you’re looking for a cheap patio furniture set that is of quality, we also recommend that you look at this in more detail. The model is Vancouver Classic PAT3061 Aluminium Slats Bistro Set.


This list will not be complete without our favourite furniture store, Ikea. Although Ikea is known for its cheap furniture prices, we were not able to find a patio furniture set for under $200, but we did manage to find a beautiful set for $209! So, you’ll have to save that extra $9 to get this set but we strongly believe that is worth it given that both the chairs and the table fold flat which gives you the opportunity to store the set in tight spaces. This wooden patio furniture set has been treated with a layer of semi-transparent wood stain for added durability. The model is Askholmen and you can purchase it online from Ikea if you wish.


From all the cheap patio furniture that we researched, we recommend looking at Home Depot. Canadian Tire offers patio furniture sets but we found them to be expensive. Again, cost is a relative factor here but we did set the criteria at $200 for a full patio furniture set. Lastly, we also found Costo patio furniture sets to be higher priced when compared to other available options on the market.


Our last recommendation is to look at your local furniture stores and keep an eye out for patio furniture for discounts or clearance sales. It’s always best to buy off season as the discounts are deeper at that time but not everyone can do that. Regardless of which patio set you decide, we hope that you’ll pick the right one to enjoy for years to come. If you have any recommendations, we’ll also love to hear from you. Please leave a comment below.

Outdoor Wooden Furniture, Our Top Five Furniture Pieces!

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Now that the weather is warming up, we thought it’ll be appropriate to share with our readers our top outdoor wooden furniture favourites for a perfect patio setting that you can enjoy outdoors with your family and friends. First, it’s important to understand that outdoor furniture needs to be durable. Different factors such as wind and rain can have an impact on your outdoor furniture. Having said that, it is a wise choice to pick a wooden furniture piece for your outdoor that is made of weather-resistant wood. So, what are some of the wood types recommended?

First, you can consider Cedar. Cedar is a soft and light wood. Purchasing a nice and elegant cedar wood bench for your outdoor wooden furniture collection can be a great choice as this can be moved easily from place to place. Great for when having more guests around, especially if you need to pull additional seating to a central area such as a larger table. Another reason we picked cedar as one of our favourite outdoor wooden furniture piece is that, you can stain it and or paint this type of wood very easily. If you have an existing outdoor furniture patio set, you can match the cedar bench accordingly. Not only this, but you can also bring into a Florida Room for example and have it matched perfectly with your other furniture pieces.

Our second favourite outdoor wooden furniture is a nice, elegant table from timber or redwood as also known. Redwood is a great material to have for a beautiful outdoor table. This material holds very well in all weather conditions, it resists decay and it does not warp or shrink. This type of material is similar to cedar wood as described above, so it is easy to maintain. We recommend a clear sealer to be applied to a naturally, outdoor wooden furniture piece such as a garden bench or a table as mentioned.

The third outdoor wooden furniture piece that we recommend is an all weather wicker patio set. For example, we love the Belmont 4 piece brown wicker patio set. This includes a comfortable love seat, coffee table, two wicker chairs and 2 throw pillows. Perfect for catching up over a delicious snack, this outdoor wooden furniture wicker sets provides you with the easy and convenience of entertaining. There’s a 1 year manufacturer warranty attached to this. From a cleaning perspective, just get a wet cloth and some soap and wipe the furniture down, making it very easy to keep it in top shape. Pricing wise, you are looking at $600 to $900 for a nice set. Think long term, as it is worth investing in a quality and comfortable outdoor patio set that will last for years.

The forth outdoor wooden furniture recommended piece is comfortable, durable and quality made chair. We favour the Caravan Sports Infinity Oversized Zero Gravity Chair for the following reasons: it is cost effective, starting around $60, you can have an outdoor patio chair and recliner with multiple adjustments, adjustable headrest and a weight holding capacity of 330 pounds. Not only is this a wise choice for your patio setting, you can also take this to sporting events, the beach or add it as more guests are arriving, or simply store it away by folding it. A versatile outdoor wooden furniture piece that is a must.

Our most favourite outdoor wooden furniture recommendation is a teak patio set or a comfortable bench. Teak outdoor furniture tops our list because it is got all the qualities that you could ever want into a outdoor piece of furniture: it repeals water, it resists decay, ages well and it is very durable. Although, price wise it may not be the cheapest outdoor wooden furniture bench that you can buy, the price you pay is worth it as this type of material can last for generations if taken care of. Reason being is that, teak has its own natural oil and a tight grain quality. These are critical in maintaining the wood in top shape. With its golden colour, a teak outdoor wooden furniture piece such as a bench will add a lot of character to your patio.

We hope that you enjoyed our outdoor wooden furniture top product picks for your consideration. Do consider the material used before buying and the purpose as well as the space and whether or not you need to move your patio furniture often. With these in mind, you’re now set in having a great outdoor patio setting to enjoy with your friends and family.