How to Choose the Most Durable Outdoor Furniture


Wicker or wrought iron, chaises or sofas—there are endless possibilities when it comes to choosing the type of outdoor furniture that will best match your space. But no matter how great the furniture looks, there’s no point in buying it if it will only last you one season. Here are some of the best materials that you should look for to ensure you get the most out of your investment. 


While it tends to be more expensive due to its limited availability, teak is a common choice for outdoor furniture as it can easily withstand the elements. With a naturally high oil content, teak requires little maintenance and effectively repels water.  

Acacia Wood

Much more affordable than teak, acacia wood is another great option for outdoor patio furniture. Beyond being naturally beautiful with unique grain patterns and color variety, acacia is dense, scratch-resistant and highly durable (with a long history of being used for boat making!). Plus, acacia trees are highly abundant, making acacia wood an eco-friendly choice.  

Synthetic Materials

Looking for wicker furniture? Natural wicker might look nice, but it’s highly susceptible to damage from rain and humidity. Instead, look for high-quality resin wicker. Resin made with high-density polyethylene (HDPE) is resistant to practically all weather conditions, and it can be dyed any color, so you don’t have to sacrifice style for durability. 


One of the most popular materials for outdoor furniture, aluminum is lightweight, durable, and low-maintenance. While it may need to be stored away when extreme winds are blowing, it’s ideal for virtually all climates, and because it is highly rust-resistant, aluminum outdoor furniture is the perfect choice for settings exposed to salt air. 


Steel’s density makes it an especially strong material. So while chairs and tables might be hard to move, they’re not likely to be easily damaged from frequent use. Although it’s more expensive than some other metals, you won’t need to worry about rust if you add a powder coating or opt for galvanized or stainless steel.  

Panama Jack Outdoor Furniture Sets 

Our new furniture collections make summer relaxation a year-round feeling. No matter which set you choose, you’ll get furniture that you can rely on to make your outdoor space your own personal paradise for years to come.

Belize 4-Piece Seating Set

The ultimate combination of durability and charm, our Belize Seating Set is an easy way to turn your backyard into an oasis. Whether you want to enjoy a drink with friends or snuggle up with your favorite book in the winter, the elegant acacia wood frames immediately transform any yard into an outdoor getaway.

Boca Grande 7-Piece Rectangular Dining Set

No outdoor space is complete without a dining table to sit around and enjoy a meal with friends or family. Our Boca Grande Dining Set can comfortably fit up to 8 people and features a timeless design, making it the perfect setting for a backyard get together. Plus, it’s weather resistant materials mean it’s always ready for company, rain or shine. 

Dana Point 4-Piece Seating Set

With sleek honey acacia details and an extruded aluminum frame, this elegant seating set will bring you years of enjoyment. Consisting of a 3-person deep-seated sofa, two armchairs, and a wood top table, it’s the perfect furniture set for any outdoor occasion. 


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