Much of the metal patio furniture available today is made of aluminum, and for good reason: it’s lightweight, doesn’t rust, and is easy to maintain. It is often paired with fabric cushions or built-in easy-clean slings.
Look for: Powder-coated, UV-resistant finishes, rust-proof hardware, seamless welds.
Expert tip: Buy an established brand that will stock replacement parts and cushions years down the road, says Kosin. Most likely your frames are going to outlast your cushions so you want to be able to find affordable replacements.
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