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After a little research we found out the questions which you are desperate to know the answers to when it comes to wooden garden furniture. So, here you go! Everything you want to know is answered in this post!

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After a warm & pleasant summertime, the colder months can often catch you by surprise - creeping up on you suddenly and making their presence known almost immediately. It only felt like yesterday you were preparing for summer! Where has the time gone?!

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A bird table is a fantastic way to enjoy the beauty of nature in your garden. A well stocked table will attract many different species of bird to your outdoor space.

The only problem is this:

If you don't care for the bird table properly, it can actually do more harm than good.

You care enough about wildlife to want to attract it to your garden, and your bird table is placed with all the right intentions. So the last thing you want to do is end up causing harm or injury to the birds.

But that's exactly what will happen if you don't keep it clean and well maintained.

In this guide, you'll find out exactly why your bird table needs cleaning, and how to do it.

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Good quality wooden garden furniture is a great investment. Comfortable, reliable and sturdy, it will serve you well for years to come.

But as with any furniture, to get the best from your garden tables, chairs and benches, you'll need to keep them clean.

While it might seem like a daunting job, it's actually not as bad as you might think. There are a few ways you can do it, but this post will break down some quick and easy ways to can clean your garden furniture in next to no time.

Tools You May Need

  • A stiff brush
  • A soft bristled brush
  • Sandpaper
  • A hose

NEVER use a pressure washer

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When the summer sun shines and the mercury in the thermometer starts to rise, many of us love to get outside and enjoy the pleasant weather while we can.

Whether it's hosting a barbecue with family and friends, soaking up the rays with a cold drink and a good book or getting green fingered and doing a spot of gardening, the summer is a time when everyone can enjoy the great outdoors.

In most situations, you'll find yourself using garden furniture which can be a great way to provide functional seating and table areas that also look great - as long as you look after it properly.

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If you live in Great Britain, there's not much chance that you'll be sitting outside during the winter months.

While it's always nice to enjoy the great outdoors when the warm summer allows us, it's a different story during the colder parts of the year.

We already know that weather affects the appearance of timber, so if you're unlikely to be using your garden furniture in the winter, how should you prepare it for the cold weather?

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Last Updated: 19/11/2019

Are you worried about cracks in your wooden garden furniture? You've come to the right place. Let me assure you that you have not wasted hundreds of pounds on garden furniture which is now deteriorating. With the changing weather, your wooden garden furniture is also prone to change.

In this post we will cover:

  • Why timber splits and cracks.
  • How wood reacts to match it's environment
  • The water content in timber and what percentage of water is ideal for building garden furniture
  • How to prevent your garden furniture splitting and cracking

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