When we think of teak, we have a tendency to think of poolside furniture, cabanas, yachts, and maybe the musical stylings of The Lonely Artist’s “I’m On A Boat” song from the late ’00s. We think of warm, tropical locations and days spent lounging by a pool with a good book and an umbrella in… Read more »
Teak furniture will last for centuries. That’s because the teak oil, infused in every cell of the wood, is a natural preservative, giving teak furniture a legendary resistance to rot. However, lasting long is not the same as aging well – as we human beings all find out ourselves! In particular, harsh Winter conditions can take their toll on teak. Just like your car, you’ve got to “winterproof” your teak furniture if you want it to get through the winter undamaged. Let’s look at what can happen to teak furniture during winter… and what you can do to protect it.
There’s nothing like rewarding yourself with a beautiful set of teak outdoor furniture. It’s gorgeous, and it lasts forever. However, there’s one real-life lesson about teak furniture maintenance that every teak owner learns – sooner than they expect. We hear it from our customers all the time.
It is precisely because teak outdoor furniture lasts for decades that you DO want to take care of it. Because things happen over time. Like color changes. Teak is never painted, and not even routinely sealed. That leaves the wood itself open to the air – and the resulting reaction slowly covers the beautiful, buttery orange of new wood with a patina of silvery grey we associate with aged teak. Eventually the silver darkens to a dull gray, and then a dark gray-green.
Teak wood furniture is mainly crafted in Indonesia and the teak wood is grown in water. The teak wood can be very oily, and the teak wood needs to be properly kiln dried before it is assembled into furniture. If the teak is not properly kiln dried then after the furniture is assembled, the teak… Read more »
Teak outdoor furniture maintenance can be handled by an established company that deals with teak furniture maintenance or by yourself. If you choose to use a company to do it, please make sure they are licensed, insured and bonded. It is important that they have experience in dealing with teak furniture and are not just… Read more »
Caring for your teak can be done by yourself or a professional. If you choose to do it yourself, the easiest way to care for your teak is to clean it. You can do this by just hosing it off and keeping it clean. The sun will lighten and bleach the teak and the water… Read more »
Teak is unique because it produces its own natural oils that make it very low on maintenance in comparison to other types of outdoor wood furniture. Furthermore, teak oil prevents water and moisture from sinking into the wood that can cause dry rot.If you don’t mind the grayish patina teak will develop overtime, teak requires… Read more »
Teak is unique because it produces its own natural oil that makes it very low maintenance in comparison to other types of outdoor wood furniture. Furthermore, teak oil prevents water and moisture from sinking into the wood that can cause dry rot. If you don’t mind the grayish patina teak will develop over time, teak… Read more »