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Ikea Alternative: Well-Priced Patio Furniture from a Dutch Designer

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Ikea Alternative: Well-Priced Patio Furniture from a Dutch Designer

April 24, 2019

New from Dutch furniture designer WOOOD: well-priced, folding furniture for a small patio or balcony, sold in a flatpack and requiring home assembly. So far it sounds like Ikea, no?

But there are key differences between WOOOD’s folding furniture and Swedish flatpack-pioneer Ikea’s acacia wood outdoor bench. For one thing, WOOOD’s furniture is priced higher (the bench is about $290, versus $95 for an Applaro bench from Ikea).  But does it really cost more in the long run? Built of sturdy hardwood eucalyptus, WOOOD’s folding furniture can last for 25 years:

Above: From WOOOD, a folding wood bench and matching chair are scaled for small spaces. Fold them up and store them flat in a shed or garage in the off season.
Made of eucalyptus and measuring about 39.3 inches long, a slatted Lois Wooden Lounge Bench has a &#8\2\20;slightly sloping seat ensure optimal seating comfort&#8\2\2\1; is €\259 from WOO Design.
Above: Made of eucalyptus and measuring about 39.3 inches long, a slatted Lois Wooden Lounge Bench has a “slightly sloping seat ensure optimal seating comfort” is €259 from WOO Design.
A Lois Wooden Lounge Chair made of eucalyptus measures nearly \2\2 inches wide and is €\139 from WOO Design.
Above: A Lois Wooden Lounge Chair made of eucalyptus measures nearly 22 inches wide and is €139 from WOO Design.

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