CAST/WROUGHT IRON VS WOOD/PLASTIC GARDEN FURNITURE ESSENTIALS – WHY THE FORMER STANDS OUT FROM THE LATTER
There’s a distinctive reason as to why our forefathers all the way back in age-old times initially resorted to the core values of craftsmanship in furniture overall to the unparalleled and indispensable advantages of metal – and that too with iron exclusively.
Either by means of casting molten iron into a mould or by handcrafting poles for outdoor chairs and/or tables, the labour of producing an item of furniture to serve our motive of relaxation isn’t solely a mere step-by-step process, it’s an art where an ultimatum is created; an ultimatum that has led to a luxurious masterpiece being resultantly made to cater to the needs of let alone the current, but future generations alike.
Be it a contemporary latticework with a signature medallion flashing right at the centre in the case scenario of heavy-duty surfaces or a range of intricately carved vines on the backrest of a dining chair, furniture derivatives made from iron are adored by one and all who are oriented towards evoking a magnificent Bohemian aura in every depth and around any crevice of their backyards.
Imagine the majestic wrought iron benches along the boulevards at Regents Park in London; what with their indulgently glazed hues of staunch black complimenting the exuberantly recuperating shades of bottle green that is emanated from the grass surrounding its flagship spots, doesn’t this sight feel like a relief in itself – as if all your worldly burdens have been lifted for the time being?
As inviting as this seems, this concept is correspondingly innovative enough to be mimicked in the sanctuary of your very own hedged lawn simultaneously as well! What with a range of some iron-clad outdoor furniture being the fundamental requirement over here, elaborated below are some of the main perks of deploying these superior chattels cum works of art instead of the so-called ‘budget-friendly’ and non-renewable wood/plastic alternatives; feel free to take a read!
1) Cast/wrought iron outdoor furniture isn’t prone to be invaded by termites.
Although the ore of iron is also extracted from nowhere in our planet’s crust (in pretty much the same manner of how consumer wood is attained from trees), the prime property of this metal being sturdily able to withstand absolutely no destruction from white ants and rodents is what aids it to achieve the upper hand in comparison to the likely competitiveness of wood.
Therefore when it comes to assembling dining set in the middle of your shrub-strewn backyard, never fret, for no upkeep is needed in order to prevent your darling tables and chairs from being eaten up by creepy crawlies.
2) Cast/wrought iron outdoor furniture isn’t prone to being blown away by harsh winds.
Taking into account the level of density of iron in general, the heavyweight of outdoor furniture that is manufactured by means of its utilization as its base material is ironically a positive factor with relation to undesirable weather patterns. Regardless of spring, summer, fall or winter, iron-based outdoor essentials are durable enough to bear the harshest conditions – especially unforgiving gales which are a nemesis of most garden furniture items!
Thus, since wrought iron garden furniture isn’t going to end up in the predicament of being blown away the issue of parts snapping and/or cracking is an irrelevant issue – unlike its conventional wood/plastic counterparts.
In order to preserve the life of any wooden or plastic garden furniture from the flustering matter as elaborated above, one may need to adapt to a preventative measure of constantly shifting furniture derivatives of these materials indoors in the event of a climatic condition such as a hurricane – a step which is a hassle and most of us always prefer avoiding, rest assured.
However with reference to cast iron garden patio furniture makes, this can become a thing of the past; all that requires is a few swipes with a clean, dry fabric to absorb moisture away from last night’s shower and a fluffy cushion (or a shady umbrella or canopy depending on your taste) in due course of scorching sunshine for resuming your morning newspaper sessions or evening soiree affairs all in a jiffy!