Solved! What’s the Best Wood for Outdoor Furniture? Acacia is cheap and rugged but prone to rotting on wet ground. Black locust offers superior weather resistance but is difficult to saw and varnish. Cypress is easy to work with but take care not to over-sand. Cedar fades beautifully but is easy to ding or dent.
Yes, it’s unusual to put patio furniture on grass , but we ‘re very happy with how it turned out. It’s a very comfortable outdoor lounge that can accommodate a small party (seats 14 people or so). One benefit is that the ground is far cooler than a wood deck or patio. The lawn absorbs the heat.
Western Red Cedar
There are three surefire ways to waterproof your wood for years to come. Use linseed or Tung oil to create a beautiful and protective hand-rubbed finish. Seal the wood with coating of polyurethane, varnish, or lacquer. Finish and waterproof wood simultaneously with a stain-sealant combo.
To help fortify the lawn furniture setup, you can purchase cheap patio pavers (or you might have some left over if you read my pavers vs. stamped concrete guide). After they’re in hand, simply place them underneath each of the outdoor table legs. This will make the tables sturdy enough, at least.
A sturdy outdoor rug will withstand the elements and help keep your floors clean. Some outdoor rugs sweat, however, and keep air from reaching the grass . Use a breathable rug on the grass and you won’t have to worry about damaging your lawn .
Natural Grass If you have your garden furniture on the lawn , we recommend moving it occasionally to avoid dead patches. If one patch of grass is being covered for a long time, not getting enough sunlight and not getting enough water, it is likely to die.