As the temperature rises, so does the need for sleek, welcoming outdoor furniture. The Teak Chaise Lounge ($1,340) by Maku Furnishings has a minimalist modern look that's warmed up by the teak wood used in its construction. The Maku Chaise features Häfele hardware, custom bracing, dovetail joinery, and wheels for easy transportation. However, at well over $1,000, it's not the type of splurge most of us will be making this Summer. For a more affordable alternative,
The Del Mar Chaise ($489) from Smith and Hawken is a definite steal. Like the Maku Furnishings lounge, it's also crafted from teak, which means that it will hold up to the elements, as will its corrosion-resistant hardware. It has a similar modern look, and its rubber-coated wheels will let you wheel it around poolside to catch the best rays.