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Summer is short in Minnesota, so we take advantage of every nice day. When the weather’s warm we move outside, treating our patios and yards as extensions of our living rooms. That’s why we offer sofas and chairs with the same modern style as our indoor furniture; they’re built by the same artisans who create our indoor pieces. To make our outdoor furniture last, we use weather-resistant materials made to withstand the elements.

Oasis outdoor sofa and ottoman

Oasis outdoor sofa in Sunbrella Canvas Flax

Our vendors make our outdoor frames with kiln-dried, marine-grade plywood. Used in boats and docks, it features cross-directional grains to resist warping and cracking for lasting durability. Precision-cut parts interlock like puzzle pieces and find support from eco-friendly, waterproof glues, rust-resistant screws or staples and corner blocks. Reinforced joinery ensures your seating holds together, even with years of frequent use and exposure to the elements.

We only use Sunbrella®, the industry leader in outdoor performance fabrics, for our outdoor furniture. Sunbrella gives you the comfort and style of upholstered furniture without the worry. Our vendors make the fabrics durable so they last for years even in harsh environments, such as near salt water, pools, in full sun or humid climates. In fact, we’re so confident in our modern outdoor furniture, that we put it to the test in a lake.

Enjoy the video…

Complete your modern outdoor room with accents like pillowscoffee tables and planters. Then sit back, relax and enjoy the sun on your face.

Photo and video by Room & Board

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