In days gone by, outdoor furniture was cast from iron. Today, cast aluminum furniture is used more often. Cast aluminum carries all of the grace and charm of cast furniture, but avoids the blight of rust and peeling paint.
The process by which this gorgeous furniture is created begins with a model carved from wood. This wooden model is then used to create a metal mold. A mold is formed by pressing the wooden replica into casting sand, and then pouring molten lava into the impression created. As the molten metal cools it forms a cast which is used to create the beautifully ornate cast aluminum furniture that we often see gracing outdoor settings.
Cast aluminum furniture sets traditionally European scene. Bistro sets consisting of small tables and two chairs evoke the picture of an outdoor French scene. These graceful settings are perfect accents for balconies, gardens, or any small nook.
Cast aluminum furniture is available in a wide variety of furniture pieces. Armchairs, sofas, side tables, love seats and loungers all carry the intricate designs of the cast aluminum furniture. These settings make picturesque arrangements that carry an old world charm.
Cast aluminum furniture is known for its durability. It is a top choice for outdoor use. This hearty furniture can be left outdoors during the cold winter months. The low maintenance feature of these metallic beauties has a charm of its own.
Are you looking for an outdoor set that can transport you to another era? You can turn your balcony into a vine-covered escape surrounded by flowers that transports you to the yesteryears of Europe with an ornate bistro set. For a larger seating arrangement a flag stone backyard patio can also be turned into an old world setting that provides room for the entire family to gather for a time of "old fashioned" family time.
Hans is author of Patio
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