THE MODERN MINT BLOG

Jun13

Oak Nordeck Chair

Oak gallery

 

As people keep asking what is our favourite Nordeck chair, we thought we would let you know in no uncertain terms – the oak.

Take a closer look at the Oak Nordeck Chair

The wood is strong, the colour is beautiful and it just looks right in the garden (or conservatory, or beach hut… or wherever!)

Nordeck Chair Lifestyle Gallery Image

The larch is another chair we think is beautiful. Larch is an underused wood, lighter in colour than the oak, but with that ability to fit in seemingly anywhere. The larch chair would be our second choice.

Larch

The two most popular chairs and pine and birch. Lovely as they are (in very different ways!) it is the quality and dignity of a piece of oak that will be our first choice when choosing furniture for the garden.

There you have it then – the oak nordeck chair is our favourite, and it is steadily becoming more and more popular – we found it was our biggest seller this weekend at RHS Hyde Hall and the Wealden Fair.

Do see what you think of the Nordeck Chair in Oak.

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Jan10

A Few Notes On Climate Change

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