Q: How will this patio dining set fare if placed uncovered on a backyard patio (not a covered deck)? Will rain be a problem?
Submitted 2 years ago
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A: Eucalyptus is extremely dense, rot- and decay-resistant with a high oil content that repels water and moisture. It also weathers to a soft gray if left untreated, however, it can be stained to maintain its rich tones.If wood is properly treated and cared for, it can withstand exposure to rain, sleet, snow,and sunlight. Some kinds of outdoor furniture require more care than others. Cedar,chinese fir, oak, acacia, shorea balau and teak wood furniture are often chosen for theirdurability and ease of upkeep. Teak and eucalyptus wood furniture have a naturalresistance to decay and insects, while oak, chinese fir, shorea balau, acacia and cedarcontain natural chemicals in the heart of the wood that make them tough and long-lasting.The best time to treat outdoor furniture is during warm, dry weather, so plan yourcleaning, oiling and refinishing for the late spring or summer.