Why Should You Choose Teakwood for Outdoor Furniture?
Teak is the best natural material for outdoor furniture. A Grade Teak is what Teak Warehouse is famous for. This isn’t standard Teak wood. A-Grade teak is milled from the premium part of the tree. All A-Grade teak in all aspects is the best looking most consistent teak available. We use only A-Grade teak for our new teak products (we also sell components teak furniture). Our A-Grade teak has the following benefits of teak such as: it is hard and dense; evenly grained, gorgeous and all-weather capable. A-Grade teak develops a smooth even patina over time in outdoor conditions and has inherent qualities in the wood to resist pests and bugs and rot. Our teak is sustainably harvested in the Perum Perhutani organization in Central Java and Sulawesi, Indonesia. We are proud that we use mature trees which are 40 years old or more, for our outdoor furniture.
The natural oil content of the wood makes teak resistant to water and weathering. Over time, teak will age to a soft silver color. The original “new” look may be maintained with the application of linseed oil or teak sealer once or twice a year, though many prefer the classic elegance of the aged wood.
About A-Grade Teak Outdoor Furniture
Teak is always the first choice for wooden outdoor furniture. It is a very stable timber, which has a high oil and rubber content creating a built-in water repellent making teak furniture virtually immune to rotting. Teak is highly valued because of its beautiful grain and color and is preferred in shipbuilding and furniture making. Teak is strong and durable, almost immune to decay and contains an oil that is resistant to insects.
Best Quality Teakwood for Outdoor Furniture
We use only the highest quality solid teak in our furniture, often referred to as grade A, super grade A or triple A grade. Lesser manufacturers often use teak veneer to cover inferior, less durable material.
A number of manufacturers use B or C grade teak which is teak with imperfections, often in the form of small holes. Fillers are used to cover these imperfections. Then an oil or stain is used to hide the filler or cover the black or white wood or “eyes” (knots) in these inferior products. Be aware whenever you see teak with oil or stain on it. In this inferior product, it is likely that cheap glue, steel screws, external screw heads and inferior construction methods are used.
The teak wood tree grows to 150 ft (46m) in height and is 3 to 8 ft (0.9 to 2.4m) in diameter at the base. The leaves are among the largest in the world, 2 ft (.61m) long and 1.5ft (.46m) wide. . The tree also produces small fragrant white flowers that grow in clusters and a fruit the size of a cherry that contains oily seeds.