By Mario Chompass
Wrought iron furniture is among the most elegant styles of
furniture that you can have today. Especially if you are keen
to buy some outdoor or patio furniture, wrought iron is the
best choice. Whether as simple household furniture or as a
collector’s item, wrought iron furniture has a unique place.
is very classy in style, durable and design friendly. Some
maintenance can enhance the life and usability of the
furniture. Interested to know more? Read on.
The Benefits of Wrought Iron Furniture
Durability and weather resistance are the two best aspects of
wrought iron furniture. Besides this, it is forever in style,
has an elegant look and, in general, matches almost every kind
of house style. You can find wrought iron furniture suitable
for modern as well as antique and old-fashioned décor.
Wrought iron furniture material is practically indestructible.
Furniture made out of wrought iron can hold any weight and
without being even slightly damaged.
The Properties of Wrought Iron Furniture
The word ‘wrought’ is derived from the old past tense of the
verb “to work”. Therefore wrought iron can best be described
iron that has been worked. In chemical terms, furniture made
of wrought iron has lower than 15 % iron content. It also
contains some slag. Wrought iron is usually tough, malleable
and can be easily welded. This property of the material makes
wrought iron furniture durable, strong and able to be shaped
into different designs. Wrought iron is usually corrosion
resistant and, therefore, is ideal as outdoor or patio
One of the major advantages of wrought iron furniture is that
it can be transformed to give a different look. For example,
you simply throw a tablecloth over a wrought iron table, it
a more formal look. As soon as you remove it, the look becomes
casual. Therefore, by simple innovative use of linen you can
use your wrought iron furniture to transform the look of a
Disadvantages of Wrought Iron Furniture
Wrought iron furniture is often expensive. However, the
advantages far outweigh this minor drawback. Yes, you have to
pay more to buy wrought iron furniture. But, in the end, it is
so long lasting and elegant that buying wrought iron furniture
is worth the money. Usually molded into exquisite designs, the
wrought iron pieces add an elegant look to any patio.
Wrought iron furniture is also susceptible to environmental
changes. Iron is a good conductor and so in chilly weather the
wrought iron furniture can become too cold to touch. Again,
they can become very hot in summer. Wrought iron furniture is
also vulnerable to oxidation and therefore can often develop
Maintenance of Wrought Iron Patio Furniture
A little careful maintenance can ensure a long life for your
wrought iron furniture. To make your wrought iron furniture
weather resistant, you must paint it regularly. Once treated,
you can leave it outside in winter. Have a good look at the
finish when buying wrought iron furniture. If there are any
cracks in the finish, get it touched up with paint. Clean your
wrought iron furniture with mild soap and water.
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About The Author: Mario Chompass is a product designer that
used metals and hard materials to create home furniture and
garden utility furniture, combining the outdoors to the
functionality of the material. Read Mario’s articles at