When purchasing outdoor furniture, quality styling and material are important factors to look for. Check the angles and curves of the furniture to make sure they're symmetrical. The length and width of arms and legs should also be the same. Irregularities can be a sign of poor quality or workmanship. If the furniture has been cast, you won't get the fine detailing you can in more successful designs. Leading manufacturers will usually offer quality chairs with comfortable seating and ample room. They'll also provide more choices in frame colors, patterns, and fabrics. Your local furniture retailer should be able to help you purchase quality furnishings to meet your needs.