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Best wooden garden furniture: timeless outdoor seating

The best wooden garden furniture; from wooden dining table and chairs to teak garden benches, acacia patio sets, sun loungers and outdoor sofa sets

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The best wooden garden furniture will create a timeless addition to your garden. Whether you opt for a classic wooden dining table and chairs, a hardwearing teak garden bench, or an iconic wooden Adirondack chair. 

Along with its classic good looks, the best wooden garden furniture should last for years - decades if well cared for - and will make a durable investment for your outdoor space. 

Hardwoods like teak and acacia wood are most resistant to the elements as they're high in natural oils that help them to repel moisture, and a quick top-up with a wood preservative each season will lengthen their lifespan even more. 

Look for reclaimed or FSC certified options that are made from sustainably managed forests, because as we all know, trees take a long time to regrow!

For more material choices check out our guide to the best garden furniture, otherwise, read on to find the best wooden garden furniture for your outside space.

The best wooden garden furniture

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Carmen 8 Seater Dining Set

One of the best wooden garden table and chair sets


Dimensions: Table: H74 x W85 x L160cm Chair: H91 x W51 x D56cm
Materials: Acacia wood

If you're after an outdoor dining set that will accommodate a good number of guests, then this acacia wood dining table and chairs set is a reasonable price for the amount of seating it offers.

The classic design comes with eight folding garden chairs and an oval wooden dining table - although we think it comfortably seats more like six to give enough elbow room for alfresco dining.

The table is foldable too, which makes for space-saving storage when the weather isn't good enough for outdoor entertaining. 

Just bear in mind that this set is self-assembly, so you will need to set aside an afternoon for some DIY before you can fire up the barbeque!

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Zeda Acacia Sun Lounger

One of the best wooden sun loungers


Dimensions: H97 x W69 x L159cm
Materials: Acacia wood from controlled sources

A twist on the classic wooden Adirondack chair, this wooden sun lounger offers stylish outdoor reclining. 

Made from acacia wood sourced from controlled forests, the fan-shaped backrest can be adjusted to three different reclining positions for the ultimate relaxation. Just add cushions and soak up the sunshine.

Want more sun lounging options? Discover our top picks in our best sun loungers guide.

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Set of 2 Deckchairs with Small Table

One of the best wooden deckchair sets


Dimensions: Deckchair: H87 x W56.5 x D97cm Table: H35 x W35 x D35cm
Materials: Acacia wood from controlled sources

Nothing says summer like a classic wooden deckchair, and we love this simple yet stylish deckchair and table set from La Redoute. 

Crafted from weather-resistant oiled acacia wood with pearl grey polyester sling seats, the folding deckchairs are complemented by a low folding table that's perfect for perching a drink while you snooze in the sun.

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Chastleton Garden Bench

One of the best wooden garden benches


Dimensions: H90 x W160 x D67cm
Materials: Reclaimed teak wood

No garden is complete without a wooden garden bench for admiring the views, and this Art Deco inspired bench seat from Garden Trading offers a contemporary take on a perennial favourite. 

Handmade from reclaimed teak, the durable hardwood seat has been crafted to last a lifetime, with seating for three on the striking geometric design. Top up with teak oil to prolong its lifespan and keep the golden tan colour, or allow to weather to a soft silvery grey. 

You can find more weather-resistant options in our guide to the best garden benches.

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Pair Of Wooden Foldable Dining Chairs

One of the best wooden garden chair sets


Dimensions: H91 x W59 x D46cm
Materials: FSC certified acacia wood

A sturdy pair of folding wooden garden chairs, this simple and stylish set are made from FSC certified acacia wood.

Pair with the matching folding wooden garden table to create a timeless wooden bistro set ideal for small patios, terraces and balconies. 

Find more compact dining options in our guide to the best bistro sets.

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Cadgwith Sofa Set

One of the best wooden garden sofa sets


Dimensions: Sofa: H68 x W205 x D76cm, Armchair: H68 x W80 x D76cm, Coffee table: H30 x W120 x D60cm
Materials: FSC certified acacia wood

A contemporary design with bold linear styling, this FSC certified acacia wood garden sofa set offers stylish and comfortable lounging. 

Opt to sit (or recline) on the comfortable three-seater sofa with dark grey padded cushions or claim one of the two outdoor armchairs for your own. A low coffee table makes a great spot for drinks - or putting your feet up.

A smart option that suits a country garden or urban outdoor space, we think this sofa set is worth the wait to order. 

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Cox & Cox Ravenna Outdoor Lounge Set

Best wooden garden furniture for classic yet contemporary seating


Dimensions: Table: H41 x W100 x D60cm Sofa: H89 x W160 x D70cm Chairs: H89 x W66 x D70cm
Materials: Acacia wood with washed finish

Reasons to buy

Classic English meets contemporary Scandinavian design

Classic English design meets Scandinavian cool in Cox & Cox’s new Ravenna garden furniture range. Crafted from whitewashed acacia wood, we love the simplicity of the minimalist slat-back seating which will create a restful retreat in the garden. 

Available in a range of styles and sizes, from spacious daybeds to refined bench seats and space-saving foldable outdoor dining sets, we especially like having the ability to mix and match furniture to suit individual outdoor areas.

The lounge set includes a three-seater outdoor sofa, two armchairs and a coffee table, with all seating equipped with comfortable ecru cushions. 

How to choose the best wooden garden furniture

Check maintenance

Despite its hard exterior, even wood needs a little love now and then, so be sure to check what kind of maintenance your new furniture needs. It's likely you'll need to give your furniture a seasonal clean at the end of the summer, and treat it to the occasional coat of wood oil or preservative to keep it sweet over winter. 

Store indoors or out?

It can also be prone to warping or splitting in reaction to changes in temperature, so be sure to check the manufacturer’s care instructions for more in-depth advice, lest your cups and cutlery go sliding all about the place come next summer. And, if you have little room to move it indoors over winter, ensure it's designed to be left outside – some woods withstand it better than others. Otherwise, look for foldable pieces that can be neatly stacked away.

Cushions included?

Most garden furniture benefits from added cushions – check whether your pick has cushions included or not.

For more know-how, find out how to choose garden furniture and check out our garden hub page. 

Amy Lockwood
Decor Editor

After completing a major house renovation, Amy discovered what she had always suspected; that decorating is the best part. She joined the Real Homes team to share her love for all things interior, finally putting all those hours spent agonizing over the best white paint to good use in Real Homes’ carefully researched buying guides, and helping readers to find the best furniture, decor, and furnishings to create the home they've always dreamed of.