How do I Choose the Best Teak Deck Chair?

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If you want to add some style to your deck while providing a place for guests to sit, you should consider buying teak deck chairs. Before you make your purchase, you should think about whether you want a teak deck chair that reclines to a comfortable position, or if you need dining chairs that stay upright. You should also be aware that teak patio furniture tends to come in a few shades, so make sure the chair you buy matches any existing furniture. Additionally, you should consider convenience when making your choice, as some chairs come completely assembled or are particularly easy to store when not in use.

There are a few styles of teak chairs available, and you should choose one depending on your most likely uses for it. For example, some chairs are meant for lounging, as they feature a long, flat seat area and a back that tilts backward. If you plan to sunbathe in your teak deck chair, or just like to lie down while outside, a lounger may be the best type for you. If, on the other hand, you often dine outside, you should choose a dining chair that can fit comfortably at a patio table.

Though most teak chairs are brown, the shade tends to range from light to dark, and some chairs feature other colors entirely. For instance, the typical teak chair that is coated with a sealer should stay either golden or dark brown for years, while a chair that is left uncoated usually turns gray over time. If you prefer a teak deck chair that stays brown, look for the shade that best matches the rest of your patio furniture, making sure that the chair is coated with sealant in order to keep its current hue.

Before you choose a teak deck chair, you should also consider whether you need certain features that may add convenience. One example is having the ability to stack several chairs together, which is helpful when you need to store them out of the way. Of course, if you do not anticipate having to move or store the chairs, you probably do not need to look for this feature. Another detail to consider is whether the chair is already assembled, as buying a teak deck chair that is put together by the manufacturer or retailer can save you time, and can also ensure that it is assembled correctly. On the other hand, this may increase the shipping price if you are buying it online, and can make it difficult to bring home if you are picking it up from a local store.

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