Commercial Outdoor Furniture Project – The Arizona Country Club

The Arizona Country Club's PatioThe View From The Arizona Country Club's Patio
The Arizona Country Club has a rich history among the Phoenix community. Its memberships are a prized possession and are passed down from generation to generation. The club is known for its superior service, its magnificent golf course and its casual and inviting, yet elegant atmosphere. This year the club decided to revamp their patio dining area and they wanted to reward their members with outdoor furniture that provided unparalleled comfort and was inline with their core values of uncompromising standards.

A Brief History Of A Storied Legacy

The Arizona Country Club has been a staple in Phoenix for over 100 years. It earned the distinction of being the first winter resort ever built in the Valley and over time it became Phoenix’s premier private club. The Arizona Country Club's Old FurnitureThe golf course is so highly regarded that from 1955 to 1973 it hosted the Phoenix Open and golf legends such as Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer made the course famous. Today the club features a remarkable dining room, an impressive bar and a 4,800 square foot state of the art fitness center.

Improving Upon Greatness

The club has a beautiful patio that stretches across the north side of the clubhouse and faces the iconic Camelback Mountains. Intricate stonework is used throughout the floor, the pillars and on the big round fire pit that is centered on the patio. Their previous outdoor furniture was purchased five years ago and was big and bulky and made of pinewood. The maintenance over time grew excessive and the furniture was hard to move for both the guest and the staff. As well the older club members had a hard time of getting up out of the chairs and were not satisfied with the overall comfort.

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From Today’s Patio

Once the club contacted Today’s Patio, one of our design specialists Tracy Snyder began working with John Neill the club’s Food and Beverage Director and Rita Lee their interior designer. John and Rita expressed to Tracy that they wanted a new look, that provided greater comfort and it was important that it was lighter and more mobile. Tracy recommended furniture from manufacture OW Lee given that it was made of wrought iron, which would keep it looking great for a long period of time. They decided on the ultra comfortable Monterra collection because it had a large selection of dining chairs and deep seating options.

In the end they purchased 115 dining chairs, 34 side chairs, 2 large oval dining tables, 33 round and square dining tables, 10 occasional tables, 6 club chairs and 6 large cuddle chairs.Arizona Country Club%27s Patio With New Deep Seating Furniture Since the patio makeover the club’s members have provided outstanding feedback and are completely satisfied with the superior comfort of the deep seating cuddle chairs. Today’s Patio would like to say thank you to The Arizona Country Club for the privilege to be able to serve such a storied and well-respected member of our community and we hope some day soon we will be invited out for a meal and a chance to enjoy the beautiful patio.

To view more pictures of The Arizona Country Club’s beautiful patio furnished with OW Lee furniture click here.

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Summertime Blues? Not with Summer Classics Premier Outdoor Furniture

Summer Classics boasts over a quarter century of experience designing and manufacturing premium outdoor furniture, and it shows. From classic wicker to resplendent Burmese teak, the impeccably high standards of this company quickly become apparent. Every curve and slope, every weave and accent down to smallest detail, is clearly sculpted with both comfort and timeless beauty in mind. The end result is a truly breathtaking product.

Provance Collection

summer classics provance furnitureThe Provance Collection is the workhorse of Summer Classics’ lines, ideal for heavy use or climate extremes while retaining a distinguished, stately look. Like all Summer Classics outdoor furniture, these pieces are designed with comfort and fashion in mind as well as durability.

  • Unique double-latticework design
  • High, scooped backs for maximum comfort
  • Wide arm rests
  • Cast aluminum frame immune to rust
  • Sturdy yet lightweight; won’t bend or collapse
  • No sharp or protruding edges

You can view the unique double-latticework design in more detail by clicking on an individual piece, then clicking again on the photo for a larger view. Note how even the stretchers (bracers connecting the legs) and arm supports curve gracefully. Attention to the smallest detail.

Frame finish is available in dark Ancient Earth or lighter Pecan.

Classic Wicker Collection

classic wicker patio furnitureWicker is a timeless classic, and the Classic Wicker Collection keeps the tradition going in every respect. These charming pieces are woven in a traditional diamondback pattern with braiding along the frame.

  • Generously proportioned
  • Extra-wide arms and contoured backs
  • Rustproof cast aluminum frame
  • Optional glass tops for tables
  • Adjustable foot caps to accommodate uneven surfaces
  • Synthetic N-dura weave is fade-resistant and immune to moisture, mold and insects

Again if you click on an individual piece and then click on the picture once more, you’ll see the weaving in greater detail. It’s hard to believe this material is synthetic! Weave is available in dark Black Walnut, rich Chestnut, or light Raffia.

Summer Classics’ Wicker Collection are among the most comfortable, durable, and classically beautiful wicker pieces on the market today.

Yacht Collection

yacht teak furnitureThe Summer Classics Yacht Collection stands out even among its illustrious peers. The longer you look at these pieces the more you’ll notice the sublime craftsmanship — and the simply gorgeous Burmese teak grain.

  • Hand-woven marine grade Burmese teak
  • Natural weathered look if untreated
  • Rich teak grain if sealed
  • Waterfall (sloping) arms
  • Turned front legs
  • Solid brass accents and hardware
  • Mortise and tenon construction

One of the more interesting aspects of the Yacht Collection is the mortise and tenon construction, making these pieces very sturdy. The teak is decay-resistant, especially if sealed, but more prone to to wear than the aluminum or synthetic wicker pieces mentioned above. On the other hand, the weathered look has an appeal all its own!

Ocean Grande Collection

ocean grande teak benchSimilar to the Yacht Collection, the Ocean Grande Collection’s elegance lies in its subtlety. With fewer bells and whistles to draw the eye the richness of the teak is even more appreciated. These pieces impart grandeur through beauty of design rather than excessive ornamentation.

  • Marine grade Burmese teak
  • Natural weathered look if untreated
  • Rich teak grain if sealed
  • Solid brass accents and hardware
  • Mortise and tenon construction

Again like the Yacht Collection, the teak used to construct Ocean Grande pieces is resistant to decay but not impervious; they will become weathered without some degree of care.

The Ocean Grande collection contains more pieces than the Yacht Collection, including a Drop Leaf Dining Table and the ever-popular Chaise Lounge.

Classy Summers with Summer Classics

Classy is defined as stylish, elegant and admirable. Summer Classics outdoor furniture is all of those things, and more. Whether for yourself, loved ones, guests or clients, the outstanding workmanship and timeless beauty of these distinguished pieces will add a whole new level of sophistication to your outdoor spaces for many years to come.

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FREE DOWNLOAD: Outdoor Furniture Buying GuideNeed help finding the right outdoor furniture?

Download our “Outdoor Furniture Buying Guide” for FREE!

Loaded with important information about the different types of patio furniture materials and styles as well as great style tips from our team of designers, you’ll find everything you’ll need to help you create your own backyard escape. As an added bonus, we’ve also included a useful checklist that you can complete and take with you when you go shopping for patio furniture.


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