11 Stylish Wood Furniture Pieces That’ll Instantly Upgrade Your Outdoor Space

published May 12, 2023
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Whether you’re outfitting your living room or your backyard patio, there is one material that has an undeniable ability to make any piece of furniture seem more chic and more relaxed — and do it at the same time, too. We’re talking about wood, of course. Wooden furniture has a timeless charm and effortless style, and as you’re deciding how you want to set up your outdoor space this year, wood is also a smart choice to make for a lot of your outdoor furniture.

Wooden outdoor furniture has been built to withstand both devastatingly hot sun and pouring rain, and because it’s easy to keep clean, it’s always our first choice. (We also like that every piece of wooden furniture develops its own individual patina of beautiful wear the more you use it.) Check out our picks for the best wooden outdoor furniture pieces to add to your backyard, rooftop, balcony, deck, or front porch. We found a lot of small-space-friendly options, as well as some creative pieces that surprised us with their versatility. If we could, we wood (get it?) buy each and every one.

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Having a sizable armchair that you can really kick back and relax in is great, but it's hard to find one that's also small-space friendly. This wooden Adirondack chair is a fantastic option because it folds down flat and can be tucked away when you need to reclaim your outdoor space. It's available in five color options, too.

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was $159.99

Available in gray and teak finishes, this wooden bench can either be the centerpiece of your outdoor seating setup or a wonderful addition that ties the whole space together. Its minimalist metal legs stay out of the way, and at just over 5 feet wide, it can seat a good number of people (as long as they don't mind getting cozy).

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This is by far one of the most clever outdoor furniture additions we've ever seen. If your outdoor space has a railing or fence, this compact wooden bar table attaches to that structure (via two sturdy metal handles that slip easily over top) and becomes an excellent spot to hang out and set down drinks and food. If you don't have room for a full-size table, this is ready to come to the rescue.

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Every outdoor space, no matter the size, could use an extra side table. We like the rich color of this acacia wood table and its ability to work as both a food and drink holding station and an extra seat or footrest when you need it. For a little bit extra you can get a weather-resistant cover that helps protect it year-round.

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West Elm
was $199.00

If you need to conserve space, this C-shaped side table is an excellent choice. Its legs slide under sofas so you can keep it nearby to have easy access to your snacks, and it's made of sustainably-sourced wood that's constructed to be contract grade, meaning it will still look good even after guests who don't use coasters set their drinks directly on it.

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Nothing is quite as relaxing as hanging outside in a rocking chair and feeling the gentle summer breeze. This rocking chair is made of eucalyptus wood and has a slightly modern design, along with weather-resistant cushions for extra comfort. Take your pick of seven different colors for the back and seat cushions, which include both bright and neutral options.

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was $221.00

The best thing about this complete outdoor dining set, besides its beautiful wooden construction, is that both the chairs and the table all fold down flat and can stow away without taking up much space. Perfect for homes with limited outdoor space or shared outdoor space where you can't leave furniture permanently.

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Keep your outdoor setup simple with this handsome set of wooden armchairs, which have a lovely natural color and chic but not fussy design. They're made of durable acacia wood, and as long as you coat them with teak oil every few months, they'll last a long time outside. Of course, you can always use them inside — they certainly look nice enough!

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was $865.00

A little nap in the backyard is a lovely idea, and this chair and ottoman combo is the perfect place to do that. Their frames are both made of sturdy acacia wood with its natural grain showing, and the cushions are easy to wipe down and keep clean. This will quickly become the most popular outdoor seat at your home. Grab it at this steep discount while you still can!

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At just over $400, this complete outdoor furniture set is an amazing deal. It includes a loveseat and two armchairs (all with padded seats) and a coffee table for gathering around. This collection works great both for casual hangouts and as a nice spot to enjoy a meal outside — as well as your personal oasis to sip your morning coffee.

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Loveseats offer such a range of seating options, and we like this one from Article because it has an extremely handsome wooden frame and is paired with durable cushions with removable covers that can easily be washed. It's made from acacia wood, which will develop even more character and charm across seasons.