Popular hardwood types
#5 Meranti outdoor furniture
Meranti is a hardwood species from Southeast Asia. Thanks to its natural oils, it’s highly suitable for outdoor use. You can confidently leave outdoor furniture made from meranti wood outside throughout the year. Under the most ideal circumstances, meranti can last around 25 years. However, the quality of meranti wood can vary significantly. Its colour, weight, and texture can differ quite widely.
#4 Oak garden furniture
Oakwood is a frequently used hardwood for garden furniture due to its hardness and attractive appearance. It falls under durability class 2, which means the wood lasts between 15 and 25 years. The downside of oak is its susceptibility to stains and discolouration, which can affect the wood’s appearance. Additionally, oak tends to split relatively easily, leading to (small) cracks.