The 7 Most Durable Outdoor Furniture Frames

Have you been wanting to create your perfect outdoor space but don’t know which outdoor furniture brands you can trust?

Today inexperienced retailers are selling outdoor furniture with minimal information about the product. Even some grocery and hardware stores are selling outdoor furniture now. People with little knowledge of the product or outdoor furniture industry are telling you their product will, “last for years.” 

This may be your second time around buying a furniture set in the last few years wondering, will my next set last? Am I wasting money on a product that I will have to replace in two or three years? What type of frame material is the most durable?

We are here to guide you and help you understand outdoor furniture better! Keep reading for a better understanding of the top outdoor furniture frames and brands!

 7 Strongest Outdoor Furniture Frames


Choosing the right frame material is the most important thing to consider when buying outdoor furniture. It will determine how durable the furniture can be and how long it will last.

Think of outdoor furniture as an investment. Do you want your furniture set lasting two years or be the last set you’ll purchase? Listed below are the strongest and most reliable frames outdoor furniture has to offer.

  1. Aluminum
  2. Cast Aluminum
  3. Wrought Aluminum
  4. Wood
  5. Stainless steel
  6. Wicker (Woven)
  7. Wrought Iron

Traditional Frames


Naturally beautiful, wood gives a comfortable feeling to any outdoor space. However, wood requires refinish and maintenance every two years minimum to maintain the color and protective finish.

An image of luxury wood outdoor furniture. The set includes a table, chairs, and a lounger, all made of beautiful, high-quality wood. The pieces have been carefully crafted with smooth lines and comfortable cushions, making them the perfect addition to any backyard oasis

Jensen Leisure’s Ipe Wood Collection: premium luxury outdoor furniture crafted from beautiful and durable Ipe wood, perfect for creating a high-end and inviting outdoor living space

Jensen Leisure, Ipe WoodLifetime= 8-13 years.


Wicker (Woven)

Wicker furniture is light weight and relatively durable. Woven from natural materials and PVC, these lightweight frames are also easy to move around. Woven frames offers the look and warmth of natural wicker and the durability of an aluminum furniture.

Coronado collection by Sunset West features hand woven wicker frames

The Coronado collection by Sunset West

Sunset West, Wicker (Woven), Lifetime= 10-15 years.

Stainless Steel

Stainless steel offers a modern style to any outdoor space. Stainless steel offers a modern style to any outdoor space. Prov as a superior outdoor material, it has found its way into outdoor furniture with amazing results. With its resistance to corrosion and oxidation, it makes an excellent choice.

The Ryder stainless steel outdoor furniture collection by Gloster featuring a sleek, minimal design and durable construction for sophisticated and long lasting seating and dining options in any outdoor setting.

The Ryder Collection by Gloster: sleek and modern stainless steel frames, the epitome of contemporary design for the ultimate outdoor living experience

Gloster, Stainless Steel Furniture Set, Lifetime = 25+ years.

Wrought Iron

Wrought Iron is one of the most durable and longest lasting type of outdoor furniture available, many times lasting decades. Truly an investment that keeps on giving, wrought iron furniture is also the heaviest frame.

The San Cristobal wrought iron outdoor furniture collection by O.W. Lee featuring intricate scrolls and curves in design, offering elegant and timeless seating and dining options with durability and comfort in any outdoor setting

The San Cristobal Collection by O.W. Lee: classic wrought iron frames with intricate details, perfect for adding a touch of timeless elegance to any outdoor setting

O.W. Lee’sWrought Iron San CristobalLifetime= 25+ years.

Aluminum Frames 

Aluminum is the most common type of outdoor furniture frame material. Aluminum is a light weight and durable metal. Perfect for outdoor furniture and is the least expensive type of furniture frame to make because of an abundance of aluminum. There are three main types of aluminum outdoor furniture frames to consider, , cast and wrought aluminum.


Aluminum provides comparable durablity to cast and wrought aluminum but usually with a more attractive price point.

The Parkway collection by Brown Jordan, featuring modern aluminum outdoor furniture including lounge chairs, dining chairs, sofas, and tables in a variety of finishes with optional Sunbrella cushions for added comfort.

The Parkway Collection by Brown Jordan: elegant aluminum frames with luxurious details, the ultimate addition to any sophisticated outdoor living area

Brown Jordan, Aluminum Parkway, Lifetime= 20+ years

Cast Aluminum

This frame material is heavier and more design oriented than aluminum. The only difference is that the molten aluminum is poured into a cast mold, allowing for intricate designs and shapes that would otherwise not be possible to make. Standard aluminum outdoor furniture is usually hollow, unlike cast aluminum that is slightly heavier but denser and more durable.

Grand Tuscany cast aluminum dining collection by Hanamint, featuring a large rectangular table with lattice design and 8 comfortable armchairs with scrollwork on the backs, in an antique bronze finish, perfect for outdoor entertaining and family meals

The Marin Collection by O.W. Lee: durable aluminum frames in a sleek design, perfect for any modern outdoor space

Hanamint, Cast Aluminum Grand Tuscany Dining, Lifetime= 15+ years.

Wrought Aluminum

Wrought Aluminum is bent and manipulated into shape and reinforced over and over. Wrought aluminum offers similar design characteristics as it’s wrought iron counterpart. This would be a great option if you want the iron look but live in a more coastal area.

Marin collection by O.W. Lee featuring modern designs of sleek wrought aluminum outdoor furniture including dining chairs, tables, lounge chairs, sofas and more, perfect for any patio or deck area with weather-resistant cushions options.

The Marin collection by O.W. Lee offers a contemporary and durable solution for any outdoor living space. With its clean lines, modern design, and durable aluminum construction, this collection is perfect for creating a cohesive and comfortable outdoor area.

O.W. Lee, Wrought Aluminum Marin Collection, Lifetime= 20+ Years.

Ready to upgrade your outdoor living space? Connect with one of our outdoor living experts today to learn more about the most durable furniture frames and how they can enhance your outdoor experience. We will be happy to help you choose the perfect pieces from the durable options to fit your outdoor lifestyle and budget. Contact us now to schedule your consultation.

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