Good outdoor furniture is the perfect companion for these occasions. The variety of outdoor furniture available is quite staggering. From patio furniture to garden chairs, swings and hammocks to benches, chairs and picnic tables, the range is limitless. Apart from these common items, outdoor furniture also includes decorative pieces such as gazebos, arbors, umbrellas, bridges and arches. Today, a lot of outdoor furniture is made according to modern furniture styles. Outdoor furniture is subject to a lot of wear and tear due to nature's elements. Moisture is a major menace and hence only certain woods such as teak can be used for outdoor furniture. However, these tend to be bulky and expensive. Because of this, synthetic alternatives such as polywood, plastic, and fiber are widely used today in the manufacture of outdoor furniture. These materials are resistant to moisture and decay, and are lightweight and easy to maintain. Moreover, they can be easily molded to form various different shapes. As a result, modern outdoor furniture is available in a wide array of designs. Sharp edges have been replaced by curves, which perfectly support the body contours.