Although we are increasingly being asked to conserve and recycle these days, buying garden furniture tends to be an area where new is often best.
Even if it is stored away for the winter, the occasional shower catches us all out and can ruin the most robust of surfaces and begin to weaken joints.
While writing about garden furniture generally, an article by the Mail Online Reporter discussed the benefits of recycling and repainting garden furniture but the article also considered the option of buying antiques for the garden. Certainly Victorian cast iron garden furniture stands the test of time and can easily be repainted and as suggested in the article. Reclamation yards provide a haven of possibilities for those wanting to find a bargain.
There are also some remnants of Victorian and Edwardian wicker and cane furniture still in good order although furniture of this age should always be kept in a conservatory or immediately brought in from the garden after use. Where cast and wrought iron garden furniture can be quite uncomfortable, wicker and cane is just the opposite and moves and stretches with the sitter. Their meshwork construction makes them very strong as well as extremely light, so moving them from the inside to the garden and back again is not such an arduous task.
There are particularly elaborate examples of Victorian and plainer examples of Edwardian wicker and cane furniture still to be found. When looking for fine examples of wicker antique dining chairs in Lancashire , contact a good local antiques dealer who will be able to source items for you.