So we actually went to a couple nearby Home Depots and checked it out. All the furniture seems fine – quite good, in fact. Again, I’m not familiar with the Home Depot brand “Brown Jordan” furniture, so I can’t speak specifically and objectively to its quality. But for the price point, it seems like a good deal. But that’s what you’re getting – a deal. I would not say that the Home Depot furniture is quite on the level with most Brown Jordan furniture, but its price point reflects that. You get what you pay for, etc.When it comes to teak furniture, it’s important to look for teak that comes from a sustainable source and certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). Grade A teak has a uniform rich blond color and tight grain that makes it stand out from B and C grades. Without seeing it in person it’s impossible to make an educated opinion, but the furniture appears to be a high quality, equal to the teak furniture on our own website.Hi Janine, While we don’t have the ability to comment on a specific retailers quality of product due to legal liabilities, I can tell you that Crate & Barrel does carry one of the brands listed here and that is Alfresco Home. We actually specialize in outdoor wicker furniture and have curated a list of the Top 5 outdoor wicker brands. They are Harmonia Living, Forever Patio, Sunset West, Hospitality Rattan, and Zuo Modern. The key to wicker is the type of material used (PVC vs HDPE) and the number of wicker strands used on a single piece of furniture. PVC wicker is essentially plastic. It will crack, scratch and fade noticeably whereas High Density Polyethylene is infused with UV inhibitors which prevent fading and are also scratch resistant. All wicker sets are hand-woven so this plays a role in the durability of the product. Some cheaper sets save money by purchasing scrap wicker strands that are shorter. This means that your furniture will have more beginnings and ends and increase the likelihood of the wicker unraveling. You also have to consider how the ends of the wicker strands are tied. Quality sets are wrapped around an end point multiple times and then stapled to the frame to ensure that your wicker doesn’t unravel. All of the manufacturers I’ve listed above do an excellent job at this. If you’re looking for the absolute best wicker, Sunset West, Harmonia Living, and Forever Patio are your best bet. The benefit from ordering from a specialty store like us is that you have full ability to customize your order. You can customize your seat cushions with many different top-grade Sunbrella Fabrics which are really the industry standard; all filled with Dacron cushions. Choose from custom welting and over 200 custom Sunbrella fabrics. You’ll also find a much wider selection with many different outdoor materials including wicker, teak, wrought iron, aluminum, and polywood. This means that you won’t have to settle on a collection that is “sorta” what you’re looking for. Give us a call and we’d be happy to explain more of the details for you. 1-888-888-8888 Thank you.Love this article. Thank you. I just bought a set of Castelle (Pride Family Brands) French Quarter pieces. I paid quite a lot, at a local outdoor furniture store in DFW area. Do you have any experience with this brand and the quality/durability? It was incredibly comfortable, and one of the pieces was even a recliner, however I may be having buyer’s remorse due to the high price tag and since I have never bought patio furniture before, I don’t know what I was getting in to. Everything else I saw, like at big box stores, Nebraska furniture mart, etc just felt cheap to me.Founded in 1945, Brown Jordan has consistently ranked among the top rated outdoor furniture brands. Based in Pasadena, California, Robert Brown and Hubert Jordan first started the company to make exclusive all-weather outdoor furniture. Brown Jordan is noted as being the innovator who introduced tubular aluminum and vinyl lace designs, called “Leisure.” With over unique 30 collections, Brown Jordan is the “best of the best” when it comes to patio furniture. While their collections are pricey, Brown Jordan is a recognizable brand that is guaranteed to meet all expectations.Forever Patio has an expansive collection of high-end patio furnishings, including everything from daybeds to bar tables. What’s great about this Brand is their tasteful designs. The construction of furniture is methodical and details of styling could be examined under a microscope. As the name implies, Forever Patio has a proven track record of introducing highly durable outdoor furnishings with the latest in all-weather construction being incorporated in every aspect of the design. Forever patio is a mid-range patio furniture brand that satisfies all concerns while keeping costs at a minimum. You can browse their Outdoor Furniture Catalog to get a glimpse of what Forever Patio has to offer.In terms of quality, they use the same high quality materials you would want to see from high quality outdoor furniture. High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) wicker is very important because it’s currently the best synthetic material for the outdoors. Powder coated aluminum frames are practically rust-proof and is light enough for patio furniture. And they also offer Sunbrella fabric cushions, which is the best choice for outdoor fabrics. You should be know that Harmonia Living offers the same level of quality for a much better price. Comparing prices for a single sofa with Sunbrella cushions, the difference was around $2,000. The only major difference is the look and design of the pieces, but they use the same materials. Full disclosure: We compared the Arden Sofa with Sunbrella cushions against the Anderson Sofa with Sunbrella cushions.It was incredibly comfortable, and one of the pieces was even a recliner, however I may be having buyer’s remorse due to the high price tag and since I have never bought patio furniture before, I don’t know what I was getting in to. Everything else I saw, like at big box stores, Nebraska furniture mart, etc just felt cheap to me.The brands sold at patio stores tend to be a higher level of quality than what you would find at Costco. Especially the brands mentioned in this blog post. If quality is your top concern, here are some key features to look for when shopping for patio furniture. High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) wicker with infused color and UV protection – This type of synthetic wicker is designed to be weather resistant and avoid cracking and peeling in the sun. It also resistant to cold weather. With color that runs all the way through, scratches are almost impossible to see. Powder-coated thick gauge aluminum frame – the thickness of a frame is important to avoid bending or even snapping from use over the years Sunbrella fabric is the leader in marine grade fabrics, known for being highly weather resistant After searching online, I found this subreddit that was discussing this very issue. Here you can read what other people have to say from personal experience, such as this comment: “I went through several rounds of outdoor patio furniture from the big box stores (Lowe’s, Costco etc) and they all lasted a few years before looking dreadful, bolts rusting, paint fading prematurely etc. This time around (5 years ago) we decided to spend a little more and went to a local Outdoor Patio store that sells higher quality stuff and it’s a WORLD OF DIFFERENCE… it’s not cheap but you’ll only have to buy it once. The cushions may need replacing after a decade but that’s it. Check your local area for outdoor living, hearth & patio, outdoor kitchen etc type retailers.”Quality varies vastly when it comes to outdoor patio furniture brands. As with everything in life, manufacturers have different standards of quality control, attention to detail, and customer service. These are among some of the factors that were used to compile this list of the Top Rated Outdoor Furniture Manufacturers.Gloster is another big name brand that is mentioned in the likes of Brown Jordan and Forever Patio. With a strong global presence, Gloster is especially renowned for its quality teak furniture. Using refined techniques, they manufacturer all-weather furnishing that are completely weather-resistant. Gloster offers an expanse of teak collections that are sourced directly from teak plantations in Indonesia. A British based company, Gloster manufacturers some of the best teak, woven, aluminum, and stainless steel outdoor lounge furniture.Alfresco Home is another big name brand that often comes up in discussion. Alfresco products are decorative, inspiring, and cutting-edge. Alfresco Home makes some of the best outdoor furniture at moderate price points. Their casual collections include cast aluminum, woven wicker resin, and marble mosaic garden furniture.Either way, I hope you find something that works perfectly for your home. Sorry we couldn’t help you more. And thanks so much for the interesting question! It was fun to get out there and experience some other companies’ furniture, and very educational for us.