Posted by in Telescope Casual on Jun 22, 2015 .

You most certainly will be, if you buy your patio furniture from our Telescope Casual furniture range.

This range is so vast that it surprizes even us. If you can imagine a design, Telescope Casual Furniture makes it.

Let’s take a look at some of the styles on offer.


Cast Aluminum  

First, there are the cast aluminum designs, which, of course, will take anything that the weather can throw at them. In the Cadiz range there is a stacking armchair, and a swivel rocker. In a very similar design, there are two armchairs; you can choose between balcony height and bar height (this is true of many of the Telescope Casuals...

We wish you and your family a safe and Happy 4th of July weekend! It’s time to head outside and fire up the barbecue grill and relax with friends and family. The summer is the perfect opportunity to take a look at your current patio furniture and think about new furniture.

Inside Out Furniture Direct offers fine patio furniture at unbeatable prices. We carry Telescope CasualPatio RenaissanceHanamintTreasure Garden UmbrellasDesigning Fire and many more. Our friendly staff is here to help you choose the manufacture that will best suit your needs. You can choose from wicker, powder coated aluminum, resin, marine grade...

Posted by in Patio Renaissance on Jun 17, 2015 .

Planning an outdoor kitchen is not something to be rushed. There are a number of things that you need to take into consideration, bearing in mind that your kitchen will be living outdoors in all sorts of weathers.

The first thing to bear in mind, if you are planning to install it on top of an existing deck, is whether the deck will be able to take the extra weight. You also need to consider the materials used for the countertops and other surfaces. Ensure that they are specifically recommended for outdoor use. If you are using stainless steel, only use top grade stainless. Anything less could be liable to rust.




Great family business…

In New York City in 1903, the Telescope Cot Bed & Novelty Company started manufacturing cots and campstools with “telescoping” legs that gave the fledgling company its unique name.  Now, 109 years later we are featuring our beautiful Brio Collection overlooking a midtown Manhattan that looks decidedly different than when they first started this company.  In addition to the factory in midtown Manhattan, Telescope’s sawmills were located in Pennsylvania until 1921 when Telescope moved to the lush countryside of Granville, New York.  Granville not only offered acres of woodlands, but also hard working...

Posted by in on Jun 09, 2015 .

There are lots of ways to brighten up your patio and yard that not only don’t cost a lot, but can be done very cheaply indeed. This is ideal for a family with kids, who have all the expense of schooling, and college, and therefore don’t have a lot left over at the end of the month. In fact, the expression “too much month left at the end of the money” fits very well here.

Here are a few ideas that won’t break the bank.

Remember playing with marbles when YOU were a kid? Here’s a great idea for them if you have a wooden fence around your yard. Get your drill out and drill a few holes in your fence. Stick some colored...

Posted by in Telescope Casual on Jun 03, 2015 .

Here are some further simple things that you can do to decorate your patio and pool area, making it look stunning and at the same time functional.

You can do an awful lot of things with old pallets. They are cheap as chips to buy – you may even find some businesses just giving them away. Use the timber to make things such as coffee tables, a farmhouse table, rabbit hutches for the kids’ rabbits, planters, and lots more. You are only limited by your imagination.

Line mason jars with different colored tissue paper, insert a flameless battery-operated candle, and put the lids on. Use to line the edge of the patio, or on tables.

Posted by in on Jun 02, 2015 .

Whatever size or style of patio you have, there are dozens of ideas that you can use and/or adapt to make it your own, and to amaze your friends when you invite them around for a barbecue. Some of them are very simple, and you may wonder why you never thought of them yourself. Others are a little more complex, but all will make your barbecue go with a swing (sorry, the pun was not intended), and often make your life a lot easier.

Everybody wants a lush green lawn to look out on to, but sometimes we go several weeks without rain. Here is a recipe for keeping your lawn green for several weeks, despite the heat. Take one full can of any...

Posted by in Telescope Casual on May 20, 2015 .

If you missed the first part of this two-part series, please click here to read the introductory article on how to lay a patio

Once you have your layer of bedding mortar, you are now ready to start laying your slabs. Before you start to rush into this, it’s a good idea to check that your string guide lines are square to the house wall. Use the builder’s square to do this. If they are not square, adjust them before you begin.

Lay The First Slab

Now lay the first slab against the house at the corner, checking as you do so that it is aligned with the string guideline. It is critical to get this first slab laid correctly...