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Best Advice for Preparing your Outdoor Furniture for Winter

While it’s difficult to admit, the weather has been changing and it’s time to start thinking about storing your outdoor furniture for the winter. Before you let your frustration with mother nature get the best of you, take note of these great tips for winterizing your furniture. Come next spring, you will be thanking yourself.

  • Clean it Up!!

There’s no use in properly storing your furniture for an entire season without first cleaning it. You probably invested a good sum of money in your outdoor space, so take note and spend the time to clean the furniture. At best, it’ll be virtually impossible to clean come spring. At worst, it will be covered in mold and rendered unusable, costing you a lot of money and frustration.

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Before getting ready to pack up your outdoor furniture, give it a good scrub down. Usually, a solution of water and dish soap will do the trick and is generally safe on materials such as wicker, mesh, plastic, and wrought iron. That being said, always do a spot test in an inconspicuous area if you aren’t sure.

If you’re tackling wood pieces, it’s best to pick up a specially formulated cleanser that will leave your pieces spotless and condition the wood at the same time. Helpful hint: a toothbrush is a great tool for getting into small crevices that may otherwise have been overlooked.

  • Give it a Rub Down!

Depending on the type of outdoor furniture you have, you will want to add a layer of protection to help keep the integrity of the material. It’s not absolutely necessary, but doesn’t hurt and you will be happy with the results come spring.

For recycled plastic furniture, such as Polywood or Seaside Casual, because it’s made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic, it is extremely durable and weather resistant. The most you will probably need to do is wipe it down with a mild dish soap and warm water. Use a clean cloth or soft bristled brush to tackle tough dirt and let air dry. Even though this material can hold up to harsh weather conditions, if you are forced to leave in elements all winter, it makes sense to cover it up for less clean up when the weather warms up.

MalibuRightArmFor wicker furniture, dust it regularly with a soft cloth, and avoid using abrasive cleaners or creams or furniture polish on it. If you see signs of mildew or mold, clean with a strong solution of bleach in soapy water. Otherwise, before storage, clean with a damp not wet cloth. If any piece gets saturated, bring it inside to dry and be careful not to bend, fold or flex any part of it while its wet. For that added layer of protection, paste wax works the best for wicker or rattan furniture.

If you have cast-aluminum or wrought-iron furniture, there are different trains of thought when preparing for winter. Wrought-iron pieces should not be left out, as it can rust easily. Since it tend to be a heavy material, it’s recommended to purchase quality covers that encompass all aspects of the furniture. If rust does appear, sand down any troubled areas and apply a silicone sealant.

Cast aluminum furniture is one of the most durable and weather resistant pieces of patio furniture that you can buy. Cast aluminum is basically rust proof so you don’t need to worry too much about moisture. There are plenty of covers that are available that fit all sorts of different shapes and sizes of patio furniture. Another added benefit of cast aluminum is that it’s super lightweight. If you’re concerned about a big windstorm or crazy snow conditions, it should be easy to move this furniture into a place away from the elements.

  • Go ahead, cover it!

Tagalys Web Banner-Outdoor CoversEven if you’re planning on storing your outdoor furniture in a shed or garage, you need to cover everything up to protect it from dust, moisture, and all those other things that are best avoided. If you’re leaving everything outside, you absolutely need to ensure that the covers you choose are weather resistant and are able to withstand the elements. We have a great selection of outdoor covers for any size furniture, to include fire pits/tables.

Don’t forget your furniture cushions need love too. They should be wiped down with a damp cloth and let air dry before storing for the winter. If you find yourself needing replacement cushions, we have a great selection of those as well and can offer pretty much any size for any brand of furniture.

The key component in prolonging your outdoor patio furniture is yearly maintenance. It’s time well spent when the next season rolls around. Outdoor decor is an investment in your home, and as such you will want to protect yourself in the long term.

 

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Vendor Spotlight: Ratana – Timeless Lifestyle Furniture

Everything we do at All Backyard Fun is in keeping with our customers, making sure that we offer the very best selection of products and follow that up with outstanding customer service. It’s this same philosophy we look for when working with different industry vendors. We always expect the same service and quality of products, so we never miss a beat.

This is why we’ve worked so closely with Ratana for the past seven years, and look to continue the relationship for years to come. They have outstanding products and take great care in providing us with the best prices, that we then pass on to our customers.

Ratana, as a company, has been around since 1980 and they signify “elegance in timeless design and exceptional quality of outdoor furniture.” Both their Park Lane Collection and Madison Collection have been mainstays for us because of the quality of construction and how great they look.

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Both collections feature superior aluminum frames that have a 4 step powder coat process. They are hand brushed so they have a wood like finish. Their modular designs allow for flexibility within your space, and the interlocking systems create a sturdy base that withstands heavy winds. Ratana uses Sunbrella fabric in many of their collections, which offers maximum comfort with minimal maintenance.

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Quick dry cushions – Wow! They use reticulated foam that allows for draining and a fast dry time, after inclement weather.

Ratana also uses a very special foam that allows your cushions to dry out faster.   They are more of an open cell structure.   This allows the water to drain through vs. holding onto the water.  In turn, allowing you to use your furinture faster. This will also help maintain the overall cushion shape.

No matter the size of your outdoor space, Ratana offers many different solutions that will make you the envy of your friends and family. We have inventory of both collections that is available to ship in 2-3 business days. Give us a call if you need help designing your space.

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Time for Family Holiday Gift Guide

The holiday season is fast approaching. And if you are holiday obsessed like me, after the end of summer once the weather breaks, you spend a week or two decking out everything in pumpkin spice and apples and you quickly transition to Christmas shopping mode!


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As you are starting to think about the season and the perfect gifts for all your favorite people, this year at ALL BACKYARD FUN we want to share the gift of time with family.  In today’s post we’ll be sharing some holiday gift ideas that the entire family can enjoy!

1. Oriflamme Gas Fire Table

It’s fall and many people who order their gas fire tables in the summer are anxious to receive them before the fall. They fear not being able to fully enjoy their table once the warm days have passed.

Surprisingly, the Oriflamme fire tables are a family favorite during the spring, summer and fall seasons with their high heat output. And some people, depending on where they live in the states, use their table year round.

With their proprietary burner, they produce up to 75,000 BTU’s on propane and up to 90,000 BTU’s on natural gas. Oriflamme gas fire tables are the industry leaders in heat output. And they design some of the most beautiful fire tables on the market – that are built to last!

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PHOTO: Award-Winning Hammered Copper Fire Pit by Oriflamme Fire Tables featured with the Malibu Curved Sofa Set in Java Weave

2. Team Sports Adirondack Chairs

Our new team sports adirondack chairs are sure to be a hit with all your favorite sports loving family members. This folding sports chair transports easily for tailgating, camping or hanging out in the backyard.

Made from heavy duty recycled high density resin material, the standard warranty protects your outdoor chair against moisture, fading, warping and splintering. The chair will hold its color and is virtually maintenance free.

The chairs can be personalized with a name and make a great gift for Christmas, birthdays, Father’s Day, Mother’s Day or any gift giving occasion.

Shop the All Backyard Fun sports team adirondack collection to find your favorite sports teams for the MLB, NCAA and the NHL.

3. Rectangular Concrete Gas Fire Table

This 60″ plus long concrete gas fire table brings a life size personality of its own. The gorgeous concrete fire table shown below is shown with a pewter finish but is offered in several different stain colors (no additional charge).

You can fill the table with lava rock if you want a more rustic or natural look or fire it with fire glass available in a variety of colors if you want something more modern or to match your furniture cushions.

With its long, rectangular profile the table is awesome for hosting family and friends and works complimentary with L shaped sectional furniture.

The table puts off 65,000 BTU’s and will surely be a conversation starter in itself.  It can be configured with either propane or natural gas set up.

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Concrete gas fire table can be configured with propane or natural gas

4. Georgian Indoor/Outdoor Lanterns

Our popular bronze Georgian outdoor indoor/outdoor lanterns are a family favorite during the fall season. Sit them on your front or back porch or strategically place them in your kitchen, dining room and other communal areas in your home for an ambient glow.

The lanterns use SunJel canisters (sold separately) which burns up to 7 inch high flames and up to 3 hour burn time per canister.

The lanterns are available in 3 different sizes:

Small: H: 20” W: 8” D: 8”

Medium: H: 26.5″ W: 11″ D: 11″

Large: H: 32.5″ W: 14″ D: 14″

Terraflame Georgian Lantern from All Backyard Fun

5. Polywood Outdoor Gas Fire Table Set

The Polywood Outdoor 6 piece gas fire table set  is virtually maintenance free. The heavy duty (think Trex Dex) materials offer substantial weight to the product. So it is ideal for areas where it is windy and also may have heavy rains or snow.

The Polywood gas fire tables are safe to keep on wood decks, concrete patios, and most other outdoor surfaces. The fire tables are durable and weather-resistant: if it rains the water will naturally drain from the burner bowl. The table is compatible with both propane or natural gas hookup.

And to top it all off, Polywood offers a standard 20 year warranty again rust, corrosion, fading or splintering.

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Polywood Outdoor Fire Table Set

For more holiday gift ideas, browse the All Backyard Fun website for a complete line of outdoor furniture, gas fire tables, fire burners for DIY builders and outdoor home decor and lighting.

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All Backyard Fun at Denver Home Show

Looking for design inspiration? Or a way to give a new look to an old space? Or maybe you want to check out the latest outdoor furniture trends and colors for this season.  Then look no further – the Denver Home Show kicks off today at the NATIONAL WESTERN COMPLEX. More than the 30,000 people are expected to attend the show which runs March 17-19th.

This year’s the show will feature:

  • Fresh Ideas Design Stage which features Celebrity Designers, Speakers and Bloggers sharing their favorite design and home improvement tips
  • Tiny Home Village where you can meet the Diedricksen Borthers of HGTV’s Tiny Home Builders along with more than a half dozen builders for all your tiny home needs from backyard offices to vacation homes.
  • Feature Gardens showcasing over 4,000 sq. ft. of horticultural design including hardscaping, water features, the latest trends and products in landscape design, and more!
  • Sogetu Japanese Flower Arranging –  Learn how to create your own simple, sculptural floral masterpiece from Sogetsu, one of the largest schools of ikebana.
  • Ask a Designer – Bring your swatches, blueprints , interior design questions, swatches, and QUESTIONS to the Denver Home Show, where you can Ask A Designer in a complimentary 10 minute consulting session!
  • And much, much more!

Also, come meet Celebrity Renovation Host –

Matt Blashaw of HGTV’s Yard Crashers and Vacation House for Free

 

MattBlashawHouseMatt Blashaw helps couples realize their dream to own a vacation home – mortgage free! He helps them shop for and renovate a home in needs of work in their dream location so they can earn top dollar as a vacation rental.

This allows the couple to rent out the renovated home for the maximum income for part of the year and the rest of the year they live their Vacation House for Free!

Matt will be appearing on the Fresh Ideas Design Stage:

Friday, March 17th at 4:00 pm

Saturday, March 18th at 3:00 pm & 5:00 pm

Sunday, March 19th at 2:00 pm

In the Denver/Boulder Metro Area?

Stop by the show and visit All Backyard Fun at Booth #1132!

We’ll be offering some awesome direct from factory pricing on modular outdoor patio furniture and a full collection of gas fire tables.

Hope you will join us!

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Colorado Garden and Home Show Kicks Off Busy Spring Season

The team at All Backyard Fun had a really fun time participating in last week’s annual Colorado Garden and Home Show organized by the Colorado Garden Foundation. More than 50,000 people attended the show and met with representatives from 650 companies, across 25 states and Canada making it the oldest, largest and most prestigious garden and home show in the Rocky Mountain region.

Proceeds from the event supports horticultural related activities throughout Colorado such as school landscape improvements and community gardens. They also award scholarships to Colorado college students pursuing studies in horticulture and landscape related majors. To date the foundation has awarded grants totalling over $7.2 million.

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Entrance at annual Garden and Home Show. Photo Credit: Colorado Garden Foundation

All Backyard Fun loves that not only we have an opportunity to educate our greater community on the construction of outdoor furniture and how gas fire table works but also that we get to help such a great cause!

During the 9 day event the team at All Backyard Fun spoke to thousands of visitors about our unique collection of beautifully crafted Oriflamme gas fire pit tables. And we also introduced them to some of the most popular patio sets from this season’s Casual Market Chicago furniture industry trade show such as our SunVilla Laurel Deep Seating Collection.

With a ‘mini showroom’ incorporated to our trade show booth, visitors could come and hang out on one of our super comfy deep seating patio sets and see our Oriflamme gas fire tables in action. They could also touch and feel fabrics, frame and peruse a variety of swatch and urban fire glass colors.

Congratulations to all the great folks we met who left with a fun new patio setup like this sweet couple below – testing out their new Northcape Bainbridge 3 piece Sectional featured with the Oriflamme Blue Pearl Granite gas fire table. (Note: Image colors slightly vary because we are indoors).

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Bainbridge 3 Piece L Shape Patio Set with Oriflamme Blue Pearl granite gas fire table

Below, the SunVilla Laurel Collection featured with the Grand Teton gas fire table. At 47″ round and coming in at just under $1,000 USD, this popular table is great for those looking for a rustic look on a big functional gas table with a price that won’t break the bank.

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Sunvilla Laurel Collection Deep Seating Patio Set with Grand Teton 47″ Gas Fire Table

The Ratana Wellington crafted with an extruded aluminum frame and the most comfortable Sunbrella cushions ever is awesome for those looking for a patio set with a high back frame that offers great lumbar support.

The set below features Cast Ash cushions and the Tropical Elegance Octagon gas fire table by Oriflamme. The Wellington Swivel Rocker, end table and a bronze Georgia Lantern complete the set.

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Wellington outdoor patio set by Ratana with Cast Ash Sunbrella cushions

Finally, our Malibu curved sectional set with canvas rust cushions is a fun way to kick off the spring patio season along with the newest addition to the Oriflamme fire table collection – the natura hammered copper fire table.

A fire wind guard to preserve the flame during windy days, a wedge table nestled between the 2 curve sectionals and small bronze Georgia Lantern completes the set.

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Malibu curved sectional set with Oriflamme natura hammered copper table

See more fabulous outdoor patio sets on AllBackyardFun.com!

All Backyard Fun wins Best of Houzz Design for 2017

All Backyard Fun of Boulder, Colorado Awarded Best Of Houzz 2017

Over 40 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World 

[Boulder, CO, USA], January 17, 2017 – All Backyard Fun of Boulder, Colorado has won Best Of Design” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. All Backyard Fun is an outdoor casual furniture retailer and nation’s leading distributor of Oriflamme Fire Tables. The 10 year old firm family owned patio furniture store was chosen by more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community and from a selection of more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

 

The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 40 million monthly users on Houzz. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2016. Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognized with the Photography award. A “Best Of Houzz 2017” badge will appear on winners’ profiles, as a sign of  their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

“All Backyard Fun is truly honored to be recognized by Houzz for the 4th year in a row, stated Jolene Nielsen, Managing Partner at All Backyard Fun. Houzz has set extremely high standards for their partners and we are happy that the design and craftsmanship of our products exceeds the expectations of the Houzz Community.

“We’re so pleased to award Best of Houzz 2017 to this incredible group of talented and customer-focused professionals, including All Backyard Fun,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “Each of these businesses was singled out for recognition by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts for helping to turn their home improvement dreams into reality.”

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About All Backyard Fun

All Backyard Fun is a family-owned outdoor furniture and gas fire pit retailer based in Boulder, Colorado. For over a decade All Backyard Fun has been the leading distributor of Oriflamme Fire Pit Tables. All Backyard Fun offers high quality, high value, ‘mom approved’ outdoor patio furniture sets, backyard games, gas burners and fire pit tables with drop shipping in the U.S. and select destinations worldwide. www.AllBackyardFun.com

 

About Houzz

Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a small room to building a custom home and everything in between, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community empowered by technology, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, buy products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality. Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin, Sydney, Moscow and Tokyo. Houzz and the Houzz logo are registered trademarks of Houzz Inc. worldwide. For more information, visit houzz.com.

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Why We Love Black Friday

Why We Love Black Friday

At All Backyard Fun we are counting down to outdoor patio furniture specials from all our favorite collections including Northcape International, Polywood, Oriflamme and Desert Steel outdoor accessories among others!

Dating back to the early 1930’s, Black Friday was the name given to the first major shopping day for Christmas (which falls the Friday after Thanksgiving). This is the shopping day of the year where most businesses earn their first positive revenues or go from the red to the ‘black’ in their accounting.

Thus it is a popular ritual now where retail stores and online e-tailers are known to offer their most aggressive discounts and sales of the year. ‘Tis the season of buy one get one’s, half off’s, free give-aways, and doorbuster deals.

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The savviest shoppers have been researching and planning what they’re going to buy and who they’re going to buy it from. It’s no secret e-commerce has driven retailers to compete with one another to offer consumers ridiculously great sales during the holidays.

Nowadays, .com retailers fight to get their sale out first. For example, Black Friday no longer starts on the Friday after Thanksgiving, instead it starts the Friday before Thanksgiving. So, if you’re an online retailer you better have your sales ready to go, or you’ll be scratching your head when you don’t meet your holiday sales goals.

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We love Black Friday because offering aggressive deals also helps to minimize our store inventory. This in turn helps us lower our overhead and the inventory we will have to do at the end of the year! So for specialty furniture stores like All Backyard Fun this time of season is our ‘slow season’ and the sales offers allows our customers to pick up some of their favorite patio sets and outdoor furniture pits at a great deal. And we are able to make space for everything that will be offered for the spring of the next buying season.

For obvious reasons, sales have slowed compared to in-season sales. Depending on location, most people in the country aren’t buying or even thinking about outdoor furniture during the winter.

Regardless of the time of year, All Backyard Fun is a  small family owned business and always working to offer the best products at the best prices that we believe your whole family will enjoy. That’s why we love Black Friday!

It is the time of season we can offer our customers unbeatable prices on patio furniture, fire tables, and backyard accessories like we never have before. So don’t fret, All Backyard Fun has your patio covered this year with amazing doorbuster deals you won’t find anywhere else!

Shop our Black Friday Specials now!

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All Backyard Fun Wins Best Outdoor Furniture Store in Boulder, Colorado

All Backyard Fun has won the Best of Boulder Award – BEST OUTDOOR FURNITURE STORE for the 2nd year in a row, whoop, whoop!

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The award is given to businesses in Boulder County as voted on by the people in our local community. This is a huge honor for us as we are located within a couple of miles of one of the largest outdoor furniture store in the nation and we have multiple outdoor furniture stores within a 5 mile radius of us.

We’d like to thank our local customers for driving off the beaten path to find us.

And thank our national & global customers for keeping us on our toes with their special shipping and outdoor climate questions 😉

We’d also like to thank to some of our awesome partners in kind Designing Fire Inc., Manufacturers of the Oriflamme Fire Tables, Ratana, NorthCape, American Fireglass and Desert Steel for helping to get our customer orders out efficiently!

We  and appreciate you all more than you know!

With Tremendous Gratitude,

The Team at All Backyard Fun

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4 Reasons to Buy Outdoor Patio Furniture From Specialty Stores

Your style is unique and personal, shouldn’t your outdoor patio furniture shopping experience be the same? We at All Backyard Fun take pride in being a small family owned business and outdoor living specialty store. While we have access to thousands of pieces of patio furniture from the leading manufacturers, as well as our brand, we also provide a full service personalized customer experience.

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1. Durability – the reason the price tag is so high at a specialty store, such as All Backyard Fun, is because the furniture will last you for so many years that you’ll be buying a new sectional just because your current one is out of style!

2. Cushions – When you fish out the big bucks you’re also paying for comfort. Brand name furniture, sold at specialty stores, often offers plush yet firm cushions. The cushions are usually about 6”. If you buy from a box retailer, the cushions will usually be about 3”. At All Backyard Fun all of our cushions are made by Sunbrella and are UV & Mold Resistant. They can be power washed and with low maintenance will hold up beautifully for multiple seasons.

3. Warranty – Many brand name companies have over 10 years of warranty! If a company offers a long warranty policy, that means they believe in the quality of their product. Most box retailers offer products seasonally and leave you high and dry with a 1 year warranty and strict specifications.

4. Investing in Your Life – It may seem more cost effective to buy the cheap set today, but it won’t be a financially smart move in a year after you’ve spent hundreds on replacement costs, and will have to eventually buy a brand new set anyways.

BONUS: Benefit from a Personalized Experience – Call our All Backyard Fun Boulder, Colorado designer showroom at 1.800.451.2550 and you will speak to a live person who can support you with everything from choosing a fire pit table or patio set that will match with your pavers or decor and color palette. We can also help you find a speciality color fabric or replacement cushions to freshen up your existing outdoor patio set.

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End of summer sun outdoor patio furniture deals from AllBackyardFun.com

AllBackyardFun offers extremely competitive pricing on thousands of patio furniture sets and outdoor accessories from top brand name manufacturers such as Northcape (NCI Wicker), Lane Venture, the Windward Design Group and an All Backyard Fun branded collection

Polywood Palm Coast Adirondack chair from AllBackyardFun.com

Enjoy the view from your covered porch with the Polywood Palm Coast Adirondack chair from AllBackyardFun.com

All Backyard Fun can order most patio furniture sets, accessories and patio cushions from the manufacturers we distribute through this website. Call 1-800-451-2550 to learn more.

While we are love, love, loving summer time in the spectacular Colorado Rocky Mountains, it’s time for us to ramp up for our busy fall season and lots of sales of our signature Oriflamme Fire Pit Tables.

To make way for our seasonal outdoor accessories and products, we are offering a fire sale of quick ship items.

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A collection of Oriflamme Fire Pit Tables in the AllBackyardFun.com showroom

In addition to our competitive pricing, All Backyard Fun offers free shipping on orders of $99 or more.

Here’s a collection of some of our team’s favorite products currently being offered on Quick Ship promotion. Please note, limited stock is available. This offer is valid while supplies last.

The Leona Wicker Sofa is both comfortable and elegant with its roomy seating and sweeping curves. This quick ship item is also eligible for Free Shipping at AllBackyardFun.com

The Leona Wicker Sofa is both comfortable and elegant with its roomy seating and sweeping curves. This quick ship item is also eligible for Free Shipping at AllBackyardFun.com

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Leona Wicker Swivel Glider from AllBackyardFun.com

Visit All Backyard Fun now for the best selection on fabrics and cushions. Products are available first come, first serve for a limited time only. Shop our Summer Sun Sale now!