Eating outdoors has been the highlight of outdoor living for decades. Now outdoor dining can be taken to a new level. The basic dining chair has evolved to become possibly the most comfortable in your home. While 4 leg dining chairs may look more stylish, swivel rockers are more comfortable almost everyone agrees. Just having a little motion can make the dining experience more rewarding. There are many material options for dining chairs and there are styles that can last decades, look good, stay clean and be comfortable.
Aluminum or wrought iron dining chairs can be slings, straps or cushioned. While sling styles tend to look contemporary, they are really the most practical. The very open weave slings allow dirt to fall through and stay clean. They also are cool in hot weather and dry even on foggy mornings. Slings offer years of low maintenance comfort and then can be re-slung relatively easy. Domestically made chairs can come in dozens of colors, and even include a layer of padding.
Cushioned chairs with Sunbrella fabric can last years, even in hot North County sun. The fill in cushions is designed for rain, as that can occur almost weekly in most of the country. The only real drawback to cushions is that they can get dirty. Solution dyed acrylics, like Sunbrella, not only are colorfast they also are extremely stain resistant and are pretty easy to clean. So while they may show dirt, they clean up easily, and can be so comfortable.
Outdoor wicker chairs generally have cushions, although some basic dining style chairs have woven seats that don't need a cushion. We even have some outdoor wicker collections that use the wicker material over a foam so there is no fabric, the chair has a built-in cushion. Teak, Ipe and poly-lumber dining chairs usually don't need a cushion but can have a seat only cushion for a spot of color and added comfort.
Dining tables have really changed from the old days of round only glass top tables to long tables with leaf options. While glass topped tables are the cheapest, most everyone seems to want something other than glass. There are cast aluminum tops in many colors and designs from domestic manufacturers. There are also solid surface tops that look like stone. Our most popular tops are ceramic tiles that can look like wood or stone. The tile tops have proven to be zero maintenance with no sealing like stone, concrete or wood tends to need. Table sizes can range up to 120" and can even have built-in fire features. Chair and table heights can also be the standard 30" table, to 36" counter or even 42" bar height. The higher tables and chairs are popular when there's a solid railing that you want to look over for that great view.
Another important aspect of dining outdoors is cooking. We've been in the BBQ business for 40 years and have tried many brands over the years. Like furniture, we like our BBQ’s to last and perform well. We've found FireMagic, American Outdoor and Saber to offer the best solutions for traditional BBQs. They can be propane or natural gas and still have wood chips added for plenty of smoky wood flavor. If you insist on wood fired cooking, we have Memphis Pellet grills and Big Green Eggs. Both brands are wood fired and offer the best technology for the style of cooking.
Fire Magic is a California made line of premium quality grills. They offer more custom features than any other brand including fire pits, fire places, islands and fire pits. https://www.firemagicgrills.com
Memphis is a pellet grill manufacturer whom combines the finest stainless steel cabinets with technology to make flavorful pellet cooking a pleasure before the gourmet meal. www.memphisgrills.com
Big Green Egg is the leader in kamodo style grills. With the widest range of sizes and accessories in the industry, Eggs have most loyal users of any lump charcoal grill. www.biggreenegg.com
O.W.Lee has been recognized as the top manufacturer for 8 years. We've carried this family owned line since 1979 and they continue to excel in their design, service and warranty. www.owlee.com
BLG, is the leader in Amish made poly lumber furniture. 3 weeks delivery of custom orders and a 20 year warranty along with comfortable designs make this line the best available.https://www.berlingardensllc.com
Telescope Casual, a family run business for 5 generations, Telescope continues to offer excellent quality, functionally comfortable collections at an American made value. www.telescopecasual.com
Hanamint is an American owned manufacturer of the best quality of imported aluminum. Many collections have 2-3 week delivery time in a variety of Sunbrella cushions. www.hanamint.com
Tropitone is aluminum furniture made in California that for decades has been known for a wide selection of colors and styles in a superior quality construction. www.tropitone.com
Brown Jordan, since the 50's this California based line has been a leader in innovative design and commercial quality construction in a unique range of colors. www.brownjordan.com
Jensen Leisure is a wood line made of Ipe. This wood has proven to be superior for use in full sun and rain. Designs range from contemporary to traditional. www.jensenleisure.com
Seaside Casual is made in Rhode Island whose poly lumber we've sold for over a decade. They offer unusual colors and comfortable designs with a 20 year warranty. www.seasidecasual.com
Kingsley Bate is a line of teak and wicker, offering great value for classic styling in quality construction. Special order lead times are dependent on the warehouse stock. www.kingsleybate.com
Lloyd Flanders has been the only company to domestically make wicker furniture, Lloyd Loom. Besides loom products, they have a wide range of imported collections and designer fabrics. www.lloydflanders.comLloyd Flanders has been the only company to domestically make wicker furniture, Lloyd Loom. Besides loom products, they have a wide range of imported collections and designer fabrics. https://www.lloydflanders.com
Ratana is an imported line of aluminum and outdoor wicker that as become a style leader and always offered great quality, value, custom cushions and quick delivery. https://ratana.com