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Acacia Wood Outdoor Furniture Pros and Cons

By RST Brands
June 24, 2020

When you’re looking for outdoor furniture that looks totally fabulous without being fabulously expensive, acacia wood may be your new best friend. But don’t go sprinting for your credit card just yet—it’s important to learn more about acacia wood furniture care and features before you take the plunge. Here’s the full scoop on the pros and cons of acacia wood outdoor furniture. 

Benefits of Acacia Wood

So what’s so great about acacia wood furniture? Here are some of its best features:

1. Affordable

Compared to teak and other popular wood used for outdoor furniture, acacia is really affordable. And when you’re getting a high-end look for a fraction of the price, you can splurge on decking out the rest of the space to make it the ultimate retreat after a long day. 

2. Durable

Acacia wood can survive anything! Well, not quite anything, but it’ll definitely hold up to the roughing up that happens from everyday wear, including scratches, bumps, and water exposure. So how long does acacia wood last outdoors? Most furniture sets can last for at least a few decades of use. You can’t beat that when it comes to a return on your investment.

The texture of acacia wood makes for a soothing dining atmosphere

3. Sustainable

Sustainability isn’t just a buzzword these days. You’ll be protecting the earth when you choose this sustainable wood for your outdoor furniture. Acacia trees can grow in almost any conditions in every market in the world, and each part of the tree is put to good use.

4. Variable

We get it, you want your patio to reflect your individualism and unique sense of style. Well, good news—acacia wood gets you too. You can choose from tons of different styles of acacia wood, because its grain pattern changes depending on where the trees are grown. 

Acacia Wood Maintenance

Acacia is also available in stately thick frames

With all of its benefits, you’re probably pretty sold on acacia wood, right? Here are some of the maintenance tips you should know before you buy:

1. Clean Regularly

Want to keep your acacia wood looking pristine? Then you’ll need to be diligent about wiping down your patio furniture regularly to get rid of dust. You should also be careful to avoid spilling liquids like alcohol or perfume on the wood, since they can pull moisture out of it and make it crack.

2. Keep Your Furniture Away From Heat

Don’t even think about putting your pretty acacia furniture near a fireplace, heating vent, barbeque, or other heat source. Acacia wood is highly sensitive to heat, warping even when placed in direct sunlight for too long.

3. Oil Your Furniture to Maintain the Color

If you love the color of your acacia furniture when you first buy it, you may want to rotate your furniture and oil it regularly; otherwise, it will eventually turn gray. This doesn’t affect the integrity of the furniture, but it will change the look.