When purchasing outdoor furniture, an important factor to look for is the weight. Often the heavier the furniture, the more quality you can expect. Chairs or tables of higher quality will usually contain more raw material, making them heavier. If you plan to use your furniture outdoors, heavier is better. Strong winds can often blow lighter furniture away and can even cause it to be damaged. If you'd like more information on outdoor furnishings, contact a dealer in your area.