Common Questions About Teak

Common Questions About Teak

What is teak, and why does it last so long? Teak has a high oil content and is a closed grained hardwood. Those two components create a long wearing wood. It is also strongly resistant to rotting. You can leave teak in the sun or rain and even snow. Why does my teak furniture That I just bought have dark and sometimes orange stripes? Well for one you know it […]

Teak Patio Furniture Use And Care

Teak Patio Furniture Use And Care

As cold weather approached, many homeowners face the dilemma as what to do with their patio furniture. Many try weatherproofing, while others rearrange their basements or garages to make room for their patio furniture. Owners of Teak wood patio furniture, however, don’t waste time stress over this problem as they use their furniture year around. Perhaps they enjoy a morning cup of coffee on a crisp autumn day, or enjoy […]

Why is Teak Costly?

Why is Teak Costly?

To answer this question, we have to go back in time to about 600 years ago. This time was known as the Ming Dynasty, and the Chinese had sailed a powerful fleet of ships built out of teakwood. The Chinese attempted to sail to the edge of the world only to ended up circumnavigating the world many times. The Chinese cured the teakwood by burying it for several years in […]

Investing in Teak Furniture for your Garden

Investing in Teak Furniture for your Garden

Teak wood is extremely dense-grained and highly resistant to rot, warping, shrinkage, and swelling, and in my case the chewing of a Boxer puppy, making it perfect for outdoor garden and patio furniture. The avenge life of outdoor teakwood patio furniture is approximately 75 years. This means that your children or grandchildren will be enjoying this furniture after you have past on. I am the proud owner of teak furniture, […]

Comparing Other Wood to Teak

Comparing Other Wood to Teak

Teak wood 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 for a fraction of the cost. We all want to find that great deal, pay as little as possible for a item, and in short come out ahead on most products that we buy. […]