Types of Outdoor Bistro Tables and Chairs

Eidolonai October 31, 2017

Bistro tables and chairs come in many heights, sizes, colors, and materials. The materials have to be durable and resistant to be able to withstand outdoor conditions because most bistro furniture is intended for outdoor use. The term bistro is Parisian in origin meaning a small restaurant with outdoor seating to accommodate guests. The tables are also small intended for two to dine comfortably and intimately. The ideal location for a home bistro set would be in an outdoor patio, garden, or even an enclosed structure like a gazebo or pergola. Metal and wood are the two most popular materials used in the making of outdoor furniture. Metal is of course more durable but also more expensive. Wood can be treated with weather resistant sealants that make it just as durable as metal but less expensive to purchase in most cases.

Bistro tops are typically found in round or square shapes. Bistro table chairs are usually high backed with no arm rests or cushions. You can however, find many styles and colors of cushions that can be purchased separately if you prefer the extra comfort. Metal tables and chairs are mostly made of materials like iron or steel. The weight of these metals is ideal so that the outdoor furniture does not topple over in times of high winds or inclement weather. Metal sets are usually adorned with some kind of artistic design. Bistro sets can vary greatly in price depending on the material used and the design or style of the set. Mosaic glass tile is the most expensive type of design because of the artistic beauty and intricate craftsmanship involved in the making of the table tops and sometimes the seats for the table chairs. Bistro sets that include mosaic designs can be custom ordered to reflect a design or colors of your choice.

Wooden bistro sets are most likely to contain folding pieces that can easily be put away when not in use. Prices for wood bistros also vary greatly depending on the material used and the craftsmanship involved in the manufacturing. Cherry, eucalyptus, cedar, and wicker are some of the most common wood materials used in the making of outdoor furniture. You can find a wide selection of outdoor bistro tables and chairs on the internet. You can easily purchase a bistro set or choose to purchase each piece separately. If you are comparing prices, always try factor in shipping cost before determining which set to purchase and from which distributor.

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