These are the best wooden outdoor furniture sets you can buy right now

These wooden outdoor furniture picks will instantly spruce up any outdoor space

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As soon as the temperature hits an acceptable limit for me to sit outside, you can bet that I become the ultimate sun worshipper! I basically spend all my time hanging out on my rental’s li’l patio, and when I’m not doing that I’m searching for the best outdoor furniture to spruce up my space. But it’s a bit of a minefield, right?

First of all, you'll need to choose a material that you want your new outdoor furniture to be made from. We've already rounded up our favorite metal patio furniture pieces, so next on the agenda is wood. 

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If you want my opinion, wood is always a good idea! Since buying wooden patio furniture for my own outdoor space, I’ve come to realize that life in plastic (outdoor furniture) isn’t that fantastic. Wood is just SO much more durable, stylish, and way more sustainable, and it’s not even as expensive as I thought… which is perfect for my broke ass. That’s why I’ve decided to round up my nine top picks for those looking for some new wooden patio furniture. You’re gonna love ‘em, bestie. 

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The best wooden patio furniture sets

Love matching furniture? Want something that’s going to last a long time but still look super duper stylish on your patio? Well, folks, I’ve got you covered. Wooden patio furniture sets are great for those who want to add a little somethin’ somethin’ to their outdoor space without having to worry about buying separate pieces. From sofa sets to two chairs and a coffee table, you can go as wild or as tame as you want when it comes to wooden patio furniture sets. Just remember to clean your outdoor furniture every so often! 

The best wooden patio tables

If you’re more of a spontaneous, eclectic, do-what-you-want kinda gal and prefer the look of mismatched furniture, then you might just be in the market for a wooden patio table. Thankfully, there are so many to choose from! Buying a wooden patio table is a great way to keep your garden looking fresh and natural, as the wooden vibes bring natural warmth to your yard that you just don’t get with metal or rattan furniture. And when you’ve bought one of the tables below (which are all under $200, BTW), you can choose whatever chairs you’d like. Even cheetah print ones, if you’re feeling that way inclined. 

The best wooden patio table and chairs

Ugh, I just can’t get enough of bistro sets. As someone who has limited space on their patio, bistro sets offer EXACTLY what I’m after! They’re traditionally smaller than your average outdoor table and chairs and normally come in three pieces (two chairs and a table). This means that they still offer a place for you to have your morning coffee, gossip about the latest #Scandoval drama with your bestie, or eat your microwave dinner in peace, but without taking up too much space in your yard. After all, every inch of space counts when you’re a small space dweller. 

What to consider when choosing wooden patio 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 patio furniture benefits from added cushions — check whether your pick has cushions included or not.


What is the best wood for patio furniture?

When it comes down to it, there are so many different wood options to choose from, and they all have their pros and cons. So, here’s the lowdown.

Teak: As the ultimate hardwood, teak is a popular choice for those with a bigger budget. It’s extremely durable and weather-proof, which means that you can keep your wooden patio furniture outside without having to worry about it. 

Acacia: This wood is one of the most beautiful choices to consider when looking to buy wooden patio furniture. It offers a stunning grain and natural coloring, and while it is a water-resistant option, it’s not completely waterproof. So, you’ll have to treat it. 

Eucalyptus: If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative to hardwoods such as teak, eucalyptus could definitely work for you. Although cheaper, it’s still beautiful and strong, but it does need to be washed and treated on a regular basis to maintain its quality.

Ipe: This is a great option if you’re trying to be more eco-friendly, as ipe is naturally sourced from South America and protected by law, meaning that trees have to be replanted as soon as they’re cut down. It’s also extremely long-lasting and strong.

Can you leave wood patio furniture outside?

To properly answer this question, I decided to reach out to an expert on the subject! Martin Beaumont, the founding director of the patio cleaner company Monty Miracle told me, “You can leave your wooden patio furniture outside if it has been treated. Fresh air is good for wood. Covering it could cause a build-up of damp and mold. But it will be affected by the elements: sunlight, rain, and frost will all take their toll. So if you want your wooden furniture to last, then you need to clean it thoroughly on a regular basis, and once dry, add a layer of sealant.” 

Of course, I get that most people don’t have a huge amount of time on their hands, but you don’t need to cancel your plans just to clean your outdoor furniture. According to Beaumont, you only really need to do this twice a year at most. “Think about maintaining it rather than repairing it. Avoid jet washes which can be very harsh on the wood, stripping the top layer, and instead use a cleaner.  Once rinsed and dried, add a layer of sealant. It will last a lot longer and look a lot better!” There ya have it, people! 

How we chose this wooden patio furniture

Every piece of wooden patio furniture featured in this guide has been chosen because shoppers have rated it extremely highly. Yes, we only recommend products that have positive reviews from customers just like you, so you can rest easy knowing that they’re worth your hard-earned money.

Where to buy wooden patio furniture

Find your perfect wooden patio furniture by visiting some of our favorite retailers, as listed below.

Lauren Bradbury

Hey there! I'm Lauren, and I've been a writer now for over seven years (wow, that makes me feel old). During that time I've written about everything from celebrities to casino content, but nothing has made me "zing" quite as much as home and lifestyle pieces. I live in a beautiful Victorian terrace house in Kent with my husband and my naughty cocker spaniel puppy, and despite the leaking roof that we can't quite seem to fix, I've loved turning my house into a home. Sure, my eclectic mix of boho chic and maximalism sounds like a clashing nightmare, but it's MY clashing nightmare. 

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