There was a time when we could all sit outside no matter what was there – one of those cheap folding beach chairs, a cushion, a towel, or nothing at all. For most of us, it is sad to say that those days are long gone. In order to really sit outside and enjoy nature, we need something that will support our backs, our legs, our arms, and our drinks.

Not all patio furniture is created equal, however. Sometimes there are companies that just provide better furniture that will last longer, stay better looking, and provide more support.

Check out these patio furniture providers in State College:

1. Tubbies Spa & Patio

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Credit: Tubbies

Tubbies is, by far, one of the most famous patio companies in the area. They just have a tendency to do things well. They have a wide selection of patio furniture that will fit in with any style or any budget. They have sets of furniture that will fit your entire patio or individual chairs and tables if you’d like to mix and match.

If you are going to go here to look at their selection, make sure to give yourself enough time to really walk around and look at each and every set. Take a seat, spin around a few times, or even put your feet up.

Don’t forget that they have accessories as well, including umbrellas, planters, and pretty much anything else you can imagine.

2. Beiter’s Home Center

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Credit: Beiter’s

Beiter’s Home Center is pretty much your go-to store for all kinds of furniture and even a few other appliances in your home. Usually, their stock tends to skew toward indoor furniture, but they often have furniture that you can put outside as well. You’ll just have to be judicious in picking your furniture.

Sometimes they also get outdoor furniture in stock, so you’ll just have to call ahead and check.

A lot of the furniture is basic, but that doesn’t mean that it is bad. Instead, it means that you are able to move things around easily or get even more furniture than you thought possible.

3. Contract Furniture Company

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Credit: Contract Furniture

Contract Furniture Company specializes in creating furniture for commercial properties. Each piece of furniture is made of wrought iron with beautiful details. The furniture is heavy so that you don’t have to worry about anyone taking the furniture from your property. This is definitely a concern for some people, so it is nice to have that off your mind.

Each piece of furniture is resistant to rust, which allows you to sit it outside in the elements. There is a 5-year limited warranty on the workmanship and materials.

Even better, if you are looking to get something quickly, you can get in-stock furniture in about a week; you can get custom furniture in about a month.

4. Pennwood Home & Hearth

Whether you have an outdoor fireplace or fire pit, or you just want to get furniture, Pennwood Home & Hearth is a great place to go. They

Credit: Pennwood

Credit: Pennwood

have a huge selection of high-quality furniture. This is a great place to go if you are looking for something to go along with a hardscaping job (more on that later) because they sell fireplaces, outdoor kitchens, and furniture. It is also a great place to look if you just want to update your basic patio.

They tend to have a selection of higher quality, more luxurious furniture. You can find a lot of different finishings, colors, fabrics, and even sizes. They have a great selection of little pieces of patio furniture if you have children.

Finally, they will even search for other furniture for you. If they don’t have something you like, they will search far and wide to find you something.

5. Tuscarora Structures

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Credit: Tuscarora Structures

Not all outdoor furniture has to be patio furniture. Instead, it can be a shed that you use to store your tools, lawn mower, toys, or even some of that extra patio furniture. Tuscarora Structures sells some of the best sheds you’ll be able to find in the State College area. They are strong, high quality, and will last a long time.

The company will bring the structure to you and set it up where you want so that you get the best possible installation. If you are a little short on cash, they have rent to own options.

They will also build animals shelters for your yard so that everyone can sit outside with your dog, chickens, or whatever else it is that you have.

Tuscarora Structures also has a bunch of other options for your yard, including some really cool weathervanes.

6. Brookvale

Brookvale is not going to be a store where you have the option of walking through rooms and rooms of furniture. Instead, you are going to

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Credit: Brookvale

be presented with a few interesting pieces that will surely be unique to your yard. Built inside a barn, even the shopping experience will be highly unique compared to what you might be used to doing.

It would be a great place to go for one unique piece that you can build the rest of your yard around, or a charming way to get mix and match furniture.

Going to Brookvale can be hit and miss because of the inventory. Though you will always find something you like, you might not always be able to find the exact thing you were looking for when you entered the store.

7. Creekside Hearth & Patio

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Credit: Creekside

With a lowest warranty of 15 years, Creekside Hearth & Patio is a great place to shop for anyone who intends to use their furniture for a long time. They have a large inventory of furniture of all kinds, from traditional styles to some of the more ultra-modern stylings that are popular right now. From singular chairs to entire sets that include tables, you’ll find a lot of things that you didn’t even think about before.

For something really unique, they even sell patio tables with gas fire pits built in – which is really cool, though you’ll have to be extremely safe when you use them.

If you want something more customized, they even take custom orders so that you can get the colors, design, or finishing that you want.

JRS Landscaping Gives You Something to Look At

If you are sitting outside, you’ll want something to look at or sit on top of. JRS Landscaping can provide you with an outdoor sanctuary that is worth your new patio furniture. We can build you a patio that has all of the amenities you could ever want, including an outdoor kitchen!

We’ll build pergolas, pathways, retaining walls, mulching, and pretty much any other structure you want outside. Everything is built how you want it, we’ll talk with you and figure out a way to do it.

Give us a call and we can provide you with estimates, ideas to look through, or even just a few words about what is possible for your yard.

Header photo courtesy of Field Outdoor on Flickr!