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Getting a “Weathered Look” for Your Furniture

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Once a week or so, I’ll post questions and answers taken from email exchanges with OGA customers. I hope this will help inform other customers, as they plan their Forever Redwood furniture purchases. Please let me know if you have any questions about our furniture. You can leave a comment on this blog or contact me directly.

A customer asks:

We prefer not to stain or finish the furniture so it will weather.
Is it still “forever” furniture or will it deteriorate?
If it will deteriorate, how long do you estimate it will last?

We are interested in the four-foot octagonal table with attached seats.

Flagler Beach, FL

My response:

Thank you for your email. We over build our furniture so it will really last. If you don’t seal or stain it, it will last just as long. It just won’t be as pretty. It will dry out relatively quickly and silver in just a couple months. It will still last for decades.

If you seal it, it will fade over a couple years (the surface color) and will dry out slowly. You’ll still get the weathered look, only gradually. I recommend the sealant. Plus, we do it at no extra cost.

But, either way, it is forever. The wood will not decay. Now, if your puppy decides to chew it up, then it will not be forever….

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