Strathwood Basic Hardwood Chaise LoungeStrathwood Basics Hardwood Chaise Lounge

. . . is a very attractive and nicely constructed piece of patio furniture. The backrest adjusts to lower you down in 5 increments – upright to flat out. And a neat touch is the slide-out tray that holds your favorite cocktail, magazines or suntan lotion within easy reach at the right level. Now that’s civilized!

Durability

Despite its inexpensive price tag, this chaise lounge is well made and fit for its intended use. The Strathwood is constructed from Eucalyptus wood which is a dense, earth-friendly and rot-resistant hardwood well able to withstand outdoor weather conditions.

Nice to see proper mortise and tenon joints being used here. That means that it’s a robust, durable construction and will stand up to its job.

Like all hardwoods though, long exposure to the elements will naturally turn it a silver/grey color and show fine cracks. Nothing wrong with that as its durability won’t be affected but if you want to preserve its fresh, golden appearance then apply a couple of coats of hardwood oil during the year. That’ll help keep those joints from shrinking too.

Assembly

Your Strathwood Basics Hardwood Chaise Lounge will arrive flat-packed in a big box with all the wood components pre-assembled. All you’ll be needing to do is fit the parts together using an allen wrench which comes supplied in the box. So given about 30 minutes you’ll be up and running. Or, if the timing’s right, relaxing and reclining!

Comfort

The Chaise measures 73 3/8 inches x 25 5/8 inches wide  and stands 12 3/8 inches in height so it’s going to comfortably accommodate most people. Its 5-position tilting backrest enables you to adjust your degree of recline to suit your mood. Being a slatted wood construction you will be needing to use cushions. There is a polyester cushion purpose-made for this chaise and available in several colors.

Strathwood Chaise Lounge Slide-out TableWhether on the patio or by the pool. Relishing the sun or cooling in the shade, you are going to be comfortable that’s for sure. And that clever little sliding out tray/table just panders to your indulgencies. Why didn’t someone think of that idea before?

Appearance

Hardwood outdoor furniture is generally thought to be out of the question for the less expensive price bracket. The use of eucalyptus hardwood certainly gives this chaise lounge the appearance of a more expensive product. Yet it will undoubtedly make a elegant addition to any poolside, patio or verandah. Keep it oiled and it’ll retain its golden patina.

Cost

This Strathwood Chaise Lounge is much less expensive than most hardwood competitors yet it delivers in terms of looks and durability.

Buying online and the inclusion of free shipping helps to cut the cost of this Chaise too.

At a Glance

Durability: Eucalyptus hardwood and its jointed construction make this a robust chaise lounge.

The wood will fade to a silver/grey if allowed to weather unattended. Treating it with hardwood oil will help reduce fading and maintain its golden appearance.

Assembly: Quick and easy. Unpack the components and assemble with the allen wrench.

Comfort: Being wood slats means that you’ll need some cushions but once you have those you’ll be in reclining heaven!

Appearance: It looks more expensive than it in fact is. Don’t forget that pot of teak oil. It’ll re-pay your efforts handsomely.

Cost: For the price you pay it’s a quality item that is going to give good service.

You can get it here with shipping included

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