Some furniture artists strive to keep their wood furniture pieces uniform, each piece as closely matched in all ways as possible.
Others have discovered the beauty in the dramatic contrast of mixed woods and finishes.
Reversed grains and distinctly unique patterns can be as beautiful and unique as even the most perfectly executed fine wood pieces.
The most wonderful thing about wood is that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and there is literally something for everyone in this wide realm of materials.
It also stands to reason that different tones and styles of chairs can compliment each other, though recent design guidelines suggest that too many wood tones and grains can cause a busy and untied appearance.
Outdoors, however, the diversity of the nature surrounding the wood furniture of your patio or deck speaks to the way that wood contrasts blend seamlessly and peacefully.
Both ecologically and aesthetically, wood furniture for the yard is a no-lose situation.
Unlike plastics or resins, wood can be refinished, refreshed, disassembled and resurrected with great ease for an entirely new look.
Natural materials can take on new lives and shapes easily, and can be made to look like anything you could dream of.
Old peeling and faded paint can be removed and a new, rich finish added to a freshly sanded piece.
Just the simple act of taking wood from its natural grain to a deep stained finish can change the entire temperature, feel, and ambiance of your back yard or lounge area.
If you don't like the way that it looks, you can strip it right back down and give it an entirely new face within a day or two.
Lastly, but certainly not least importantly, using natural materials for your building and decorating projects will help to keep the planet and the area around you safe from potential chemicals and toxins.
For example, natural materials in an adirondack chair decompose without emitting poisons, while natural stones offer all of the beauty and durability that you could want for without harming anything around them.
Whatever your tastes and preferences, you are sure to find the sustainable products that will please your eye, go easy on your budget, and ensure a safe and clean future for the people and wildlife to come.