Best Patio Furniture

There are tons of great manufacturers in today’s American furniture industry. We already know about a bunch of great bed and sofa makers, but what about patio furniture specifically? We did the research to find out which manufacturers are standing above the rest. Below are our findings, along with tons of details about each of our recommendations, and the factors we considered in our research.

Our Findings

While we evaluated dozens of different domestic furniture companies, we landed on 8 products that we were particularly impressed with. Most of the makers we found are operations that fly under the radar most of the time, like Montana Woodworks and Creekvine Designs, so we were pleasantly surprised when they bubbled up to the top of our competitive research. We split the list up based on the type of furniture being reviewed, with everything from picnic tables to hammocks and Adirondack chairs. Check out our top picks below.

Top Recommendations

Best Patio FurnitureBest for:
Creekvine DesignsBasic Picnic Tables and Benches
Pawleys IslandHammocks
PolywoodAdirondack Chairs
Montana WoodworksLog Patio Furniture
Woodard StantonIron Patio Dining Set
Homecrest Outdoor LivingModern Patio Furniture
Seaside CasualClub Chairs
Suncast Wicker Storage SeatPatio Storage Bench

Recommendations: Going Deeper

Below is an up-close look at all of our recommendations. We overview their strengths and weaknesses, and explain why each option is worth a look.

Best Basic Picnic Tables and Benches

Creekvine Designs


Creekvine Designs is an American furniture company that excels at crafting sturdy outdoor furniture with a simple design. We like that each piece is built from naturally weather-resistant cedar wood. They are also crafted with corrosion-resistant zinc-plated hardware that should avoid rust and corrosion reliably over time. These products are designed to last for many years, with or without a finish. Creekvine Designs offers a good blend of furniture pieces such as tables, benches, picnic tables, storage boxes, chairs, and other outdoor furniture staples. They all come unfinished, which means you can finish them in any color you like or leave them with their natural cedar appearance.

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Things we like:

  • Zinc plated hardware
  • Designed from stout cedar
  • Rounded and sanded edges
  • Wide range of furniture options
  • Unfinished wood

Things we don’t like:

  • Can be difficult to assemble

 

Best Hammocks

Pawley’s Island


These cotton rope hammocks by Pawley’s Island are insanely comfortable. We love that the hammocks offered by Pawley’s Island are made with natural cotton rope or Duracord rope in a double-latch weave design. More rope is used to create a more comfortable hammock and a longer-lasting hammock with no need for knots to hold everything together. Each hammock is built with an oak spreader that’s been hand-dipped into a marine-grade varnish for effective long-term weather resistance. Each hammock is built to last and is tough enough to support most people reliably. They ship with tree straps and are simple to install as well.

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Things we like:

  • Built with tough handcrafted cotton rope or Duracord rope
  • Durable oak spreader bars
  • Hand-dipped marine-grade varnish finish
  • Constructed with a tough double-latch weave design
  • Zinc plated hardware

Things we don’t like:

  • All the spreader bars look the same, no style variation

 

Best Adirondack Chairs

Polywood


Comfortable and durable, the Polywood Adirondack Chairs are some of our favorite outdoor furniture pieces. These chairs are crafted from a recycled material blend known as Polywood. The material is available in a wide range of colors, it’s durable, and it’s built to withstand direct sunlight and weathering for many years. These chairs are really reliable and built with marine-grade hardware that shouldn’t rust or corrode. They even wash up easily with soap and water if you need to freshen them up. Each chair features contoured back slats that maximize comfort and fit the body well.

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Things we like:

  • Made from recycled materials
  • Requires no staining, painting or maintenance
  • Built with marine-grade hardware
  • Comfortably contoured chair back
  • 20 year limited residential warranty
  • Material features UV inhibitors
  • Easy to clean

Things we don’t like:

  • Slightly expensive for recycled chairs, but quality is there

 

Best Log Patio Furniture

Montana Woodworks


Best known for creating rustic, durable furniture, Montana Woodworks is our favorite domestic supplier of high-quality log patio furniture. Each piece is built from tough lodge pole pine that’s taken from dead standing stock for environmentally friendliness. We love how bulky and tough the furniture offered by Montana Woodworks is. Each piece is built to last for decades and they come with a 20 year limited warranty to prove it. There are chairs, gliders, picnic tables, swings and more, all of which would be at home on the front porch of a log cabin. These pieces of furniture are heavy though, and can be cumbersome to move, so plan accordingly.

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Things we like:

  • Lodge pole pine construction
  • Strong joints
  • Finished or unfinished options
  • 20 year limited warranty

Things we don’t like:

  • Can be difficult to move once assembled

 

Best Iron Patio Dining Set

Woodard Stanton


This table set by Woodard Stanton was a standout among the competition because it’s durable, weighty, stylish, and useful. The set features four dining chairs and two spring chairs to seat a whole family. Each piece is made with fully welded wrought iron and is heavy and strong. The iron frames of these chairs and the table as well are protected with an impressive Metal Guard finish that can keep rust and corrosion away for years. Each piece is coated with a thick black powder coat, and they are electrostatically sealed for a reliable coating with no breaks or holes. Wrought iron patio furniture typically pairs well with natural stone or concrete, so if you’re planning a patio with those materials, this piece should be a great addition.

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Things we like:

  • 1 year residential or commercial warranty
  • Fully welded wrought-iron construction
  • Black powder coat finish
  • MetalGuard finished furniture frames

Things we don’t like:

  • None

 

Best Modern Patio Furniture

Homecrest Outdoor Living


Homecrest Outdoor Living made it on our list because they offer modern pieces with a pleasant, minimalist design. Each piece is constructed from lightweight aluminum that naturally resists corrosion over time. The chairs and benches are topped with a supportive vinyl or PVC fabric that’s UV treated and designed for long-term performance in the elements. We love these seating options because of their modern look, but also because of how easy they are to move and stack. You can easily store this seating away when not in use, and pull it out when entertaining guests. The only downside is that although it’s sturdy, the lightweight design makes it feel a little flimsy when moving the pieces around.

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Things we like:

  • Lightweight construction
  • Weather-resistant aluminum
  • Modern minimalist design
  • Weather resistant vinyl or PVC fabric

Things we don’t like:

  • Can feel a little flimsy due to weight

 

Best Club Chairs

Seaside Casual


The Club Seating offered by Seaside Casual is durable, modern, and comfortable. Each piece of furniture is crafted from Envirowood recycled construction material that holds up to weathering exceptionally well while also being better for the environment. The chairs, benches, and ottomans all come with plush cushions that are super comfortable. We love that the cushions can be wrapped with 30 different materials and that the Envirowood material can be finished in six distinct colors. This modern furniture is easy to customize to look just the way you want. So many options!

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Things we like:

  • 30 cushion looks
  • Hidden hardware design
  • Many EnviroWood color options

Things we don’t like:

  • None

 

Best Patio Storage Bench

Suncast Wicker Storage Seat


The wicker storage bench from Suncast is a durable little storage container that also doubles as seating wherever it’s used. We love the bench for its massive internal storage capacity, but also for its sturdy design. The bench is made from a double resin material and will withstand rough weather conditions if used outdoors. The bench is compact enough to fit in most indoor and outdoor locations, and it offers weatherproof storage to keep your valuables tucked away. Suncast offers a wide range of outdoor storage options, all made from durable material, but this storage bench offers the perfect mix of seating space and storage that makes it one of our favorite options.

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Things we like:

  • Double resin construction
  • 22 gallons of internal storage space
  • Doubles as a seat
  • Compact design

Things we don’t like:

  • Limited color options
  • Little space for a padded cushion top

Recap: Best Patio Furniture Made in the USA


Factors We Considered

Durability and Weather Resistance

When purchasing furniture for use outdoors, the number one concern will always be durability. Good patio furniture should have:

  • A reliable core material, like hardwood or wrought iron
  • Good joint support
  • Weather and water resistant finishes
  • Protective coatings from rust or decay

Comfort

Furniture should be comfortable, which is why we hand-selected ergonomically designed pieces built for maximum comfort. While some of the pieces would be more comfortable with additional padding, a lot of folks like to choose their own cushions and seating accessories, so we didn’t consider lack of cushions to be a huge deal breaker.

Style

Outdoor patio furniture isn’t just for sitting on, it’s decoration for your space as well. That’s why it needs to look good as well as function properly. When choosing chairs, tables, benches, and any other furniture items recommended up above, we looked closely at the style of the piece as well. Since every person’s sense of style is different, we chose pieces that have a variety or style options or are unfinished, allowing you to stain or style the piece however you’d like.

Value

As fellow consumers, we want to make sure you’re getting the best patio furniture for your money. That’s why we eliminated several furniture makers that had decent products, but the price tag simply wasn’t worth the quality level.