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.
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.
Resists rot and decay
Goes well with metals.
Main types of teak furniture are:
Tables and dining sets
Adirondacks or Muskoka chairs
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:
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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