When we think of how to get our yards and natural areas in order most of us think of having some sort of area to contain the supplies and work from the rest of the garden. A wood garden shed can work nicely for this. The shed can serve as a wonderful storage area for the tools we need to work with and an area to plant and arrange our pots as we go about the creation of our gardens. With a nice place to work from we can create beautiful lawns, flower baskets and planting beds.
A wood shed is practical and attractive at the same time. The wood itself can add a natural and realistic touch to the garden area. Most lifestyles are very busy and a touch of any natural element into our life is welcome. The walls may store items on the inside of the structure and the outside walls could be a canvas for decorating. Many people arrange decorative items on the structure to add a bit of visual appeal. Flower baskets, old garden tools arranged in a unique pattern or metal art are some often used items on the outside walls of sheds. The personality of the homeowner can come to life on the garden shed wall. It is a creative paradise waiting to happen.
Storage for off season items is another handy use of the wood garden shed. The change of the seasons has us constantly switching out things we need. Snow plows, shovels, lawn mowers and kiddie pools are all often stored in the shed until the appropriate time comes to need them. The extra space may come in extremely handy during times when we are not outdoors as much, and helps with keeping your home and garden clutter free for the season.
Today many people use the garden shed for other functions as well. People use them for playhouses for kids, work areas for crafts and home offices. Homes are often overflowing and the extra space can be extremely useful to enable expansion. The shed can become an extension of the home and add much needed space to the home.
When you think of wood garden furniture, do you automatically think of cedar? The first thing that comes to my mind is teak and that is mainly because it is used on yachts and holds up quite well even with a lot of moisture. Well, I guess we should all think more about cedar because it is a very resilient and it will maintain well with all kinds of weather.
Cedar outdoor furniture is resistant to the outdoor elements and will probably last a lifetime. For years to come, cedar wood garden furniture will keep its rich grain and usually stand up to daily use activities. The entire family can sit on any of the furniture, including swing sets, and feel safe knowing that it is a hardwood and is resistant to insects. Retreating to your backyard oasis on a Sunday morning with a cup of coffee and the newspaper, you can rest assured that the cedar garden furniture will be there to give you some comfort.
An advantage to having cedar wood furniture is the fact that it is more flame resistant than other woods. This is an important factor if you have a fire pit as part of your landscape. The properties of cedar wood make it slow to burn and slow to spread. If an ember from the fire pit should land on one of the chairs you have enough time to remove it without destroying the chair or burning yourself.
Cedar wood garden furniture is an excellent choice for outdoor garden furniture due to its durability, practicality and its safety features.
Other than its durability, practicality, and fire safety features, cedar garden furniture is a good choice because of its beauty. Because of its natural resiliency to decay, insect damage and outdoor elements, cedar is used very often for fencing and siding on houses.