Teak wood has long been prized for it‘s outdoor use, not just for it‘s beauty, but because teak survives all that our seasons throw it‘s way. Teak ages gracefully with very little maintenance. Teak wood outdoor furniture will last 50-75 years, untreated. Teak will not split, though it may check (the grain will split away at the ends), which is completely normal. It is very important when choosing teak outdoor furniture that you make sure that it is plantation grown. This is important because hardwood forests are being destroyed by poachers. Plantation wood is grown as a renewable crop, in an environmentally responsible way. Local production encourages stability and further helps to preserve the ecology of our planet‘s forests.
The outdoor furniture that is purchased will need to fit in perfectly with the overall feeling in the garden. If the furniture is for the pool area it will need to be waterproof and robust, however, if the furniture is designed for the BBQ area it can be comfortable and more luxurious. Luxury furniture will cost a greater amount, but it is worth spending slightly more to get quality. The materials that the furniture will be made from will be top class, durable and extremely comfortable. If people are going to spend any time outside what they are sitting on has to be just right.
You can leave teak outdoor furniture outdoors, with no care. As it ages, the wood will mellow to a beautiful silver-gray color. It is very easy to clean using a mild soap and a soft bristle brush to lightly scrub and rinse with clear water. Teak wood outdoor furniture should last a lifetime if built properly in the first place. Top grade teak outdoor furniture lumber is kiln dried, epoxy resins are used for lasting strength, and any metal parts used to hold the furniture together are constructed of either stainless steel or solid brass, which will not corrode when left outside. Top furniture grade teak, used for furniture contains high natural oil content that will resist warping and rot, ensuring that it will last more than a lifetime.