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Can indoor furniture be used outside on a covered deck?

Posted by puterputz (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 2, 12 at 16:06

I want to buy a used wood table and chairs that originally was meant for indoors to use out on our deck that is covered by a roof. It won't get rained on, however I live in Fl. with high humidity and during big storms it may get a bit damp from rain blowing in at just the right angle.

I was hoping that by painting the furniture that would help greatly to it lasting longer, however, if it only will last 1-2 years, then I will need to rethink this idea:)

Has anyone done this to give me pointers, or to let me know if it is worth it? The information I find online has more to do with furniture that is outsided without any protection. Thank you!


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RE: Can indoor furniture be used outside on a covered deck?

Much depends on the type of wood and construction of the set? If solid wood verses veneers. Also you would have to paint (exterior paint of course) every bit of the table and chair. Leaving no surface hidden or unpainted. Then you might have a set that would last a couple of years.
But why chance a good indoor dining set??

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