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.
Outdoor garden furniture is constructed of many different materials. Some materials consist of wicker, rattan, aluminum cast iron, plastic, resin, wood or steel similar to the old fashioned "spring" chair of the 1940‘s. If your sitting area, patio, or backyard is in direct sunlight you may want to purchase aluminum cast iron frames that have muted colored cushions. Teak wood furniture is an excellent choice to be out in the open since it ages with a patina that is a silvery gray. Both the teak and aluminum cast iron furniture holds up very nicely when used by children because they are both sturdy plus the teak furniture will not splinter.
Quality furniture for outdoor living is a valuable investment that will beautify your outdoor areas. A good outdoor furniture set will create a relaxing space for entertaining, and provide functionality to your backyard or porch. If you‘ve spent the time and money to purchase superior patio furniture, it is worth the time and effort to keep it in top condition for multiple seasons.