Last fall we realized that the free wicker furniture I picked up several years ago was getting too fragile to use. This type of furniture was not even meant for outdoor use but we got it from people who used it outside and we continued to use it outside.
I moved the old oak bench out to the patio early this spring when I was trying to organize the garage. So when I looked for new patio furniture I was looking for something that would complement the lines of the bench.
I chose a couple of sets of chairs and a long low couch/daybed in rot resistant mahogany. The brand claimed that the wood was legally harvested. This type of mahogany is considered a sustainable hardwood second only to teak for duribility in outdoor furniture.
I neglected to change the shipping address on my Overstock account so the furniture arrived at my son’s house. I went over and dragged it into their garage and later took the truck over to pick it up.
I was not ready to put it together so I covered it with a tarp and left it there for a few weeks. Finally the weather began to cooperate and I opened a couple of boxes and bolted the seat to the back and put on the legs and arms. I temporarily left the plastic covers on the cushions.
The black circular thing is an outdoor gas fire ring that I need to convert from natural to propane gas. I bought the kit but I have to get some time to figure out the conversion. This fire ring I bought from a craigslist ad and it had never been used.
This morning my grandson enjoyed helping me put the last two chairs together. I got out the old cushions that desperately need to be washed or recovered and we are now ready for guests!