Considering buying some new patio furniture but aren’t sure if a Darlee cast aluminum patio set is for you?
For anyone who has purchased a Darlee cast aluminum patio sofa set, dining set, deep seating chairs or lounge chairs, they already know the answer – and the answer is a definite YES!
Darlee is a famous patio furniture brand which makes its furniture pieces from either aluminum or cast aluminum. It is an industry standard and customer favorite.
Darlee cast aluminum patio furniture may be in the higher price ranges of patio furniture but, the cost is worth it and here is why!
What is Cast Aluminum Furniture?
First, let’s take a look at what exactly is cast aluminum patio furniture.
Cast aluminum furniture is furniture with a molded design with a hollow core. The outer material is aluminum and the design and shape are cast using a mold.
Regardless of the actual process of manufacture – which can get very scientific – in my view, it is more important to know the benefits of cast aluminum patio furniture.
Let’s take a look at the advantages of purchasing some Darlee cast aluminum patio furniture.
Cast Aluminum is Lighter than Cast Iron or Wrought Iron
While cast aluminum is of substantial weight, it is much lighter than cast iron.
Cast aluminum is made from aluminum which is much lighter than iron and hence, the weight difference. As well, cast aluminum is molded with a hollow interior versus cast iron which is solid making the cast iron much heavier.
I don’t know about you but, whenever I handle a cast iron – just about anything – I notice the weight. From a frying pan to a cast iron urn – while beautiful – they are very heavy.
All this really means in terms of owning a set of Darlee cast aluminum patio furniture is that it will be much easier to move around your patio, deck or backyard than a set made of cast iron.
Cast Aluminum is Heavier than Aluminum
Not that we want to say that cast aluminum furniture is heavy but, it is heavier than aluminum furniture.
This means that it will not be blowing around your patio if there is a heavy rain and wind storm. A cast aluminum patio set will most likely stand its ground even in the heaviest of storms.
Aluminum furniture, on the other hand, because it is so light, will most likely have to be stored or tied down in the case of some heavy winds or storms.
Cast Aluminum is Rust Resistant
Because Darlee cast aluminum patio furniture is made with aluminum which has been cast, it is rust resistant – meaning it will not age over time.
Your purchase of a Darlee cast aluminum patio dining set today will look just as good years from now as it does the day you install it on your pool deck, and it does come with a 5 year warranty on the cast aluminum frame.
Cast Aluminum is Decorative
Because cast aluminum is cast with a mold – like a sculpture or statue – it tends to be very decorative or at least it lends itself to being very sculptural.
This is in contrast to other forms of patio furniture – and even regular furniture – which cannot achieve these designs with standard furniture making practices.
For those wanting a classic and elegant look in their backyard, a Darlee cast aluminum patio set is perfect.
Cast Aluminum Furniture with Cushions
Because cast aluminum furniture is hard metal, without cushions on the seat portions, it may not be as comfortable as it could be.
As with most brands which make cast aluminum patio furniture, Darlee patio furniture offers most sets with quality seat cushions – making them very comfortable even for long dinner parties or evenings outdoors.
This is in comparison to patio sets which do not include cushions – such as webbed seated chair sets and wooden sets.
The cushions which come with the Darlee brand are made with a high quality polyester that is moisture-resistant. They are not Sunbrella – which does feature higher specs as far as weather resistance but they also come with a much higher price tag.
Cast Aluminum Furniture without Cushions
If you are a person who does not like to have one more thing to look after at your home – notably, cushions on your patio set which should either be covered or taken inside when not in use, then a cast aluminum set designed without cushions is for you.
Darlee does that too! There that there are some Darlee cast aluminum pieces which do come with webbed sling seating such as the pool lounge chairs and some dining table sets with chairs.
Another version of Darlee cast aluminum dining sets without cushions is this Victoria set which comes with a resin wicker seat bottom and back.
So for those who love the look of wicker and the strength of cast aluminum, this set is for you.
As well, there are some Darlee cast aluminum dining chairs which come without cushions but, the seat on these chairs is clearly curved to make it much more comfortable. You can also choose to buy some custom seat cushions to make them even more comfortable – and stylish.
Darlee Cast Aluminum Furniture Options
Darlee cast aluminum patio furniture comes in a plethera of options including dining sets, conversation sets, patio bar sets, and complete sofa sets and tables.
Each one of these sets comes in a variety of sizes and colors to choose from.
Darlee Dining Sets
Darlee cast aluminum dining sets come in a variety of shapes and sizes. No matter what size of table or how many chairs you need, you are sure to find one which works for you.
Choose from rectangular, round, oval, square or even extendable dining tables of varying sizes – for seating for 4 up to 10. For most of the tables, you can even add more chairs when you have extra guests.
Darlee Dining Table and Chairs Separates
Darlee Bar Sets
For the casual spot on your pool patio, consider adding this bar stool set by Darlee done in cast aluminum. It will be a great place for a casual conversation, a game of cards, or some snacks and a cold drink.
Darlee Club Lounge Chairs
For extreme comfort on your backyard deck, opt for some of these cushioned swivel lounge chairs by Darlee. Add a small side table and you have a perfect conversation area.
Install 4 or more of these chairs along with a firepit table for an all night long conversation set.
Darlee Lounge Chaises
If you are looking for some lounge chaises for your backyard patio, make sure you buy some quality ones. These chaises by Darlee come with deep cushions, have a custom recline feature and have wheels for easy transport around your patio area.
Darlee Sofa and Seating Sets
With the introduction of durable cast aluminum furniture for your outdoor patio, why not furnish it as you would your living or dining room.
These sofa sets are made to make you just as comfortable as you would want to be in your living room – with large sized seating and thick cushions – not to mention, they are just as stylish as furniture you would put in your living room.
Darlee Fire Pit Conversation Sets
Who doesn’t love a fire? And who doesn’t love having a conversation?
Put the two together and what do you get – a fire pit table conversation set just right for any patio setting.
Darlee Patio Umbrellas
If you are spending time outdoors, you will absolutely need a patio umbrella to protect you from the suns rays. Darlee also makes matching cast aluminum patio umbrellas allowing you to get a perfectly matching patio set.
Shop Sunbrella Patio Umbrellas here!
Why Darlee Cast Aluminum Patio Furniture?
As you can see, there are many reasons to purchase patio furniture made with cast aluminum, and the Darlee brand is one of the industry standards in this field.
The benefits of Darlee cast aluminum patio furniture are many – including the long lasting durability, substantial weight, rust resistance, and beautiful and classic designs. As well, it is a well known industry standard and customers love their furniture.
You may expect to pay a little more for cast aluminum patio furniture but, based on all of its benefits, it is well worth it.
Some of the most popular lines of cast aluminum furniture by Darlee are Elisabeth, Nassau, Victoria, St. Cruz, Santa Monica, Santa Anita, Monterey, Ocean View, Charleston, Capri, Madison, Mountain View, Sedona, and Madison.
Now that you have decided to purchase some Darlee cast aluminum patio furniture, feel free to browse more designs here!
Enjoy your new Darlee patio furniture!