Outdoor Furniture Accessories

Strathwood Polyester Chaise Lounge CushionStrathwood Chaise Lounge Cushion

Outdoor furniture is a luxury that the whole family can enjoy. There’s nothing quite so relaxing as stretching out on a Chaise lounge while sipping on an ice-cold drink as you watch the lazy summer days slide by.

But your degree of relaxation depends on your comfort and you’re not likely to get much comfort out of a bare chaise lounge or a saggy, torn cushion whose better days have long gone.

So if you’re looking to replace tired, grubby cushions on an older chaise or address the comfort department on a new one, this Strathwood Chaise Lounge Cushion is going to perform a transformation on your furniture.

There is a choice of 4 colors, black, neutral, red and mist (a sort of silver mint green), all of which will give any chaise lounge an instant fashion and style upgrade to complement its surroundings. The cushions are 4 inches thick so relaxing is pretty much guaranteed. The issue is more likely to be raising the energy to wake up !

That’s the aesthetics – how about the practicality?

The cushion’s core is of 100% layered polyester fiber with a cover of spun polyester fabric which is soft,  fade-resistant and stain-resistant.

Because the polyester is loosely designed the cushion won’t be uncomfortably hot to sit on when the sun blazes down.

Cleaning is easy too. Any spills and splashes that get on the cushion can be gently spot cleaned using mild soap and allowed to dry.

Like any cushion, they can’t be left out to fend for themselves in all weathers. So you’ll need to buy a chaise lounge cover to protect them or store them under cover when they’re not in use.

Although designed for use with the Strathwood Basics Hardwood Chaise Lounge, the size of the cushion makes it a fairly universal fit for other chaises.

So order up. There’s a summer ahead of us. It’s free shipping here to so within a couple of days you could be tying on your cushions and settling down to a  indulgent relax with a glass of your favorite tipple.

Meguiar's M4616 Gold Teak OilMeguiar’s M4616 Gold Teak Oil

I’m sure you know that wood left outdoors faces a constant battle against the elements and, without protection, wind, rain and sun eventually take their toll.

Dense hardwoods are better able to withstand outdoor conditions which is why they are suitable for outdoor use. Teak is a particular favorite.

Teak is seen as the ultimate choice for outdoor furniture because its natural oils make it highly resistant to rot and fungal attack which is why it’s frequently used in harsh marine environments.

Because of these superior qualities, furniture made with teak is in high demand and its price tag is at the top end of the scale.

So if you have furniture made from teak you’ll want to do what you can to protect both its beautiful appearance and your investment.

You can cover the furniture when it’s not being used which helps but that’s not going to give adequate protection.

Teak cannot be treated with the usual wood preservatives. Meguiar’s M4616 Gold Teak Oil is specially produced for the purpose of keeping teak in tip, top shape. It has the effect of keeping the wood water and weather resistant and of maintaining that beautiful, healthy sheen. Teak wood treated this way will repay the attention with many, many years of service.

M4616 Gold Teak Oil can be used with good effect on other hardwoods too and is very effective in protecting Eucalyptus.

Even if your wood has become dulled, you’ll be amazed how Meguiar’s M4616 Gold Teak Oil will bring back its color and luster.

If you live in a location of high humidity and where the summers are very hot, you’ll need to pay extra attention to any outdoor wood furniture and particularly to teak. Applying a coat of Meguiar’s M4616 a couple of times a year will pay dividends.

Because it is a product that you’ll be using fairly regularly, you’ll find it pays to keep a large bottle to hand ready for use. It is not always readily available at regular stores so you’ll find it convenient to order this online.