To many people, wood is the quintessential building material for furniture, both indoor and out. There’s a wooden furniture form to suit every budget and décor — from rustic twig loveseats to classis cedar Adirondack chairs to sophisticated teak tables and benches.
In fact, the varieties of wood are dizzying. Which should you choose? How should you care for it? And is wood an environmentally-friendly choice for outdoor furniture?