1. Ironically (no pun intended), contemporary wrought iron patio furniture is often neither wrought nor iron. The term "wrought iron" is frequently a conventional name applied to metal patio furniture. Not so with Woodard wrought iron patio furniture. Woodard uses the heaviest solid wrought iron stock, and hand-works it with anvils and hammers.
2. The difference between wrought iron patio furniture and cast iron patio furniture is in how the metal acquires its form. Wrought means worked—in this case, hammered or worked by hand. Cast iron outdoor furniture is poured into a mold or cast, where it cools and hardens.
3. A wrought iron patio set is a popular choice for smaller outdoor dining areas or Euro-style bistro seating. A two-person wrought iron bistro set is a sunny venue for enjoying a post-dinner espresso a la Italy or a fine wine any time a la France.
4. Wrought iron patio tables form a graceful addition to any outdoor furniture collection, with scrolling flourishes and sinuous lines that bring Old World charm to each new day. Our selection includes bar height, buffet, coffee, and end tables.
5. The aesthetic advantages of outdoor dining find no greater expression than in a mosaic patio table. Our mosaic-tiled wrought iron patio dining sets are richly colorful and opulently earthy, with hand-set, weather-proof slate and marble tiles that set the tone for Southwestern, Italian, and other globally inspired patio decors.
6. "Wrought iron patio chairs are so uncomf…"—stop right there. Discomfort may be wrought iron's reputation, but contemporary wrought iron outdoor furniture features contoured forms and body-conscious designs for comfortable outdoor seating.
7. Wrought iron is the category, but you'll find a cast iron patio set or two in the mix at PatioFurnitureUSA.com. Modern "cast iron" patio sets are commonly made from cast aluminum, combining vintage iron style with aluminum's durability.