What Is Teak Garden Furniture

Teak garden furniture is fashionable and durable for outdoor use but is not recommended for full exposure to the sun.

Properly cared teak furniture could last for 70 years. Teak trees are common in Southeast Asia but in recent years are widespread all over the world.

Teak is a hardwood that is particularly resistant to different types of climate and is commonly used in shipbuilding and for outdoor furniture. Luxury yachts deck material mainly is from teak, and it is not just a fashionable whimsy but very functional and easy-care material.

Just to remind advantages of teak garden furniture.

Durability

Easy Cleaning

Strength

Low-Cost Maintenance

Weatherproof

Beautiful Looking

Eco-Friendly

Resists rot and decay

Holds value

Burn resistant

Goes well with metals.

Main types of teak furniture are:

Benches

Tables and dining sets

Sun loungers

Adirondacks or Muskoka chairs

Umbrellas

Deep seating patio furniture.

Teak is an excellent material for garden patio furniture because it will not be broken down in the sun like plastics, it is less prone to the elements like other woods, it is lighter and cooler than iron, and will not easily bend or break like tubular metals.

Teak has greater naturally weather-resistant properties than just about any other type of wood. It retains natural oils and its rubber even after being felled and processed.

All of this makes teak a perfect material for outdoor furniture. As it weathers over time, the wood goes from a honey brown color to a silvery gray. Although teak is expensive, you can take the money you would have spent on annual waterproofing and apply it to buying outdoor teak furniture.

As almost everything around even teak garden furniture has some downsides like:

    Expensive

   Widespread fake or imitations, so it is difficult to distinguish from the genuine

  Takes years to Grow

  Hard to find high-quality wood

 Teak is not so easy to work with by hand but can be hand-carved just woodworking tools get blunted

Difficult to glue together.

Teak is easy to maintain than once a year lubricate with a specially designed oil and check the screws and other metal connections. Clean with special teak cleaner to remove the stains from wine, coffee or juice.

When searching information about teak garden furniture I came across on useful teak furniture grading.

There are three Teak Grades.

Grade A is the highest quality from mature heartwood. The material comes from the center of the trunk rich with natural oil honey color. You are paying for quality.

Grade B Teak patio furniture. The material comes from immature heartwood. It contains not so much oil then Grade A and is cheaper but still good but not as well as anything made from Grade A teak wood. To prolong its lifespan, you should apply the teak sealer or teak protector annually.

Grade C teak wood comes from sapwood of the tree which is still growing and carries water and nutrients. It can be easily damaged and not good for making furniture.

You need to be careful as some unscrupulous sellers may try to sell C grade as B or even A grade teak garden furniture.

In conclusion, I would like to add that teakwood is the standard that all other woods are compared, and because of the high demand for teak, many sellers will use such terms as “better than Teak,” “Teak like wood,” or “stronger than Teak” to raise the price.

Teak garden furniture is just one of the few. So is it the right one, the choice is yours.

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16 Comments

  • Norman says:

    Hello and thanks for sharing, this is a very awesome post that features garden furniture that can really add that exotic look to your home. Your post is very awesome and I know that you readers will love what you are sharing. Your post is well detailed and has a lot of good information. that will help your readers.

    • admin says:

      Thanks Norman for stopping by.

      I guess that it is just helpful to help people who are searching quality garden furniture. Why overpay for low-quality C grade teak furniture. Even I did not know about teak graduation.

      I hope that Amazon online store is the safe place for shopping and when you see A grade teak noted in the name, then it is the highest furniture set.

  • Yarosh says:

    I never knew that teak furniture have A,B and C grades. So I guess that the four pieces teak garden furniture I purchased a couple of years ago is C grade as it costs just about 200 bucks.

    • admin says:

      Hi, Yarosh! You are right that it is very hard to find good quality A or B grade teak garden furniture set for $200. Though sometimes in garden furniture clearance you can find a bargain.

  • Kevin says:

    Is your site down? I try to reach it and get this:

    This site can’t be reached

    The webpage at … /?p=92 might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address.ERR_NAME_RESOLUTION_FAILED

    This is the error message I got, though the URL I used wasn’t the one in the message; I used was given in the WA link.

    • admin says:

      Hi Kevin. It is strange as I checked out and everything is working just fine. Other folks are commenting from different countries. Sorry to not reach my post.

  • Kenny says:

    Hi and thanks for the interesting post on this kind of wood and how it’s used to fashion high quality and tough furniture. I myself would not have known the difference between this and lower quality wood without your review. I hope you will publish more works like this in the future. Thanks Kenny

  • Jurgen says:

    Everywhere you look you see teak furniture for outdoors, some expensive, but a lot inexpensive, being advertised. When I see those ads I’m always sceptical, just because of the immitation and low-quality stuff floating around. Like you said, it’s very hard to see the difference…

    My rule, if the price is too low, don’t go for it. Save up a bit more money and spend it on a high-quality teak lounge set or something…

  • David says:

    Hi Andrejs and thanks for your useful article.

    One thing I hate about outdoor furniture is that spiders infest them so quickly!  I find that this leads to minimal use of the furniture, which is a real pity.

    Do you have a sense as to what type of outdoor furniture is best, if any, to avoid the attacks of the spiders?  How does teak compare?

    Thanks,

    David

    • admin says:

      One of the best ways to keep spiders and other, even mouses, away from the patio garniture is peppermint. Just mix water with peppermint oil and spray over. If you don’t wanna use a spray then lay down cedar chips around the garden furniture set.

  • Stratos K says:

    I love wood furniture. i used to have teak furniture on my balcony for many years. They give you a warm feeling compared to plastic or metal furniture. But they have one major disadvantage. Once every year they needed so refinement. The wood needs scratching and use varnish coating to protect them from rain and sun. And this needs to be done at least once every year. Some time ago I wouldn’t bother but now unfortunately free time is very little so I went for some aluminium ones. If you have the time to take care of them or the money to hire someone to do it for you then I would definitely recommend teak furniture. They look great, the feel great and they make the area where you place them more warm compared to other types.

    • admin says:

      Hello Startos and thanks for stopping by. I am doing this like you every spring for about twenty years. I have two chairs, one bench, and a table. To varnish this garden furniture set it takes for me about one hour. I can’t say that enjoy this process but good looking furniture is worth this effort.

  • DerrAd says:

    Hi there and thanks for your very informative article about teak garden furniture. I never knew there are grades of teak as A, B and C. I thought every teak is just teak. With this information, I’m sure to make a good choice and check the quality of teak when getting some for a decorative outdoor furniture. 

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