Posts Tagged ‘outdoor furniture’

Dream Garden Must-Haves

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Since April showers bring May flowers, we are prepared for our gardens to burst forth with life in the next few weeks, and to celebrate that, here are some of our dream garden must-haves that go beyond flowers and vegetables.

A Multi-Pergola Walkway

The illusion that this garden goes on forever is one we can subscribe to.

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A Water Feature (preferably a pond, ideally with a waterfall)

Being from Maine, we love the sound of ocean waves crashing on the shore and the
babbling of woodland brooks, so a water feature with a waterfall would be most appropriate.
Not to mention it would offer additional gardening potential for water-loving plants and flowers.

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A Shed for Storage

Because gardening supplies deserve their own space, especially in a dream garden.
And, a cozy storage shed gives any garden a timeless storybook feel.

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A Dining Space

For tea parties, morning coffee and afternoon garden soirees,
we would use teak furniture to create our garden dining room.

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A Place to Sit and Rest

This lavender bench has so much character, and gives a pop of color
to a space with lots of greenery. But we also like the soft look of the
arch arbor-bench combo, which flawlessly blends in with surrounding
plant life (add an outdoor accent pillow for more comfort)!

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Raised Beds (DIY beds are the best, but this stone one is exceptional)

Raised beds offer more opportunity for walkways and paths,
and provide beautiful architectural value in addition to functionality.

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What is in your dream garden?
Share your must-haves in a comment below or on Facebook. Happy gardening!

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From Picnics to Picnic Tables: Outdoor Summer Dining

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

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We are ready for breakfasts outside, sunny day luncheons and backyard barbecues, how about you? Turn up the charm of your outdoor soirees this summer with some decor tips for creating a stylish and functional environment, whether you’re at a picnic table or at the park on a picnic blanket.

Go Wild

Pick fresh flowers from your flower garden or gather wildflowers to put in a vase and use as a centerpiece on your picnic table or outdoor dining table. The more eclectic and unique the vase or planter the better, as it will complement the wildness of the natural flowers and plants inside, and add instant style to your space. Offer them as party favors or gifts for your guests to go home with at the end of the event.

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Think Pink…and Purple, Green, Yellow, Blue and Orange

Basically what we’re trying to say is go big with color! Use bright and bold outdoor flatware, cups or glasses and plates to amp up the fun of your outdoor summer event. You are going to need items to eat and drink with anyway, so they might as well work for you in terms of decorating. You can go a more traditional route with using different hues of the same color, displaying a few statement pieces or mixing and matching colors and patterns.

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Look to the Trees

For accent lighting or an added touch, hang paper lanterns or tealight holders from the trees above, or string outdoor lights within your garden for a twinkling touch and added charm. This is also a great way to mark the dining area, so your family and guests will know right where to go for your infamous potato salad and divine grilled chicken.

Lovely Linens

As a tablecloth, runner and even down to your placemats, decorative linens will complete your charming outdoor look. Especially if you’re headed to the park with a picnic basket for the afternoon, an easy-care soft blanket or throw can make the experience all the more sunny. Try layering a runner and tablecloth for shabby chic style you can’t help but admire, and allow the pieces to drape over the sides of a table for a casually comfortable look.

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A Look at Teak Furniture

Friday, May 11th, 2012

What is Teak Exactly?

Teak is a hardwood. Containing silica (silicon and oxygen or SiO2), the wood can dull most sharp ends but luckily isn’t so dense that it’s impossible to work with. One of the greatest features of teak wood, is its natural oils. The oils allow the furniture to be exposed to the elements with little to no help from staining or coats of varnish; this also makes the wood pest and termite resistant. It’s an amazingly hard and nature resistant wood — making it the perfect medium to create outdoor furniture.

In the damp soils of the deep hardwood forests of Indonesia, China, and Myanmar, tall rod-like trees peak their rounded leaves above the canopy. The tree’s trunks look bundled together as if they are working together and seem to bind themselves in order to reach the nutrient rich sunlight and continue to grow. These stalks of the lush forest are known as Teak.

Our Teak Outdoor Furniture

At Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, we know you don’t want to buy new patio and backyard furniture every single year. You would like to purchase good quality furniture without the worry of wear or staining each season. That is why we’re pleased to carry an assortment of Teak furniture, exclusively on our website. Seen above is our Teak Folding Chair, which comes as a lovely set of two. As with all of the furniture pieces mentioned here, it is made of  grade A , plantation grown Teak that is kiln dried to reduce the moisture in the wood. The chair folds easily, making the chair extremely portable. Its design ergonomically supports your back for a comfortable seat outdoors.

Pictured here to the left is our Teak 18″ Round Table. Presenting the same clean lines as our set of two chairs, this round table is ideal for smaller patio spaces or decks. In addition to the product specifications mentioned above, our Teak furniture is formed through the use of both mortise and tenon joinery for a durable construction. (Mortise and tenon joinery is a technique used for centuries by skilled woodworkers; connecting wood at 90° angles that allows for simplicity and strength). Any hardware, or bolts that you see are solid brass.

~ To see more of our beautifully crafted Teak furniture pieces and other outdoor furniture for your spring and summer enjoyment, click here: Outdoor Furniture.

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