Isn?t nature grand? And what better way to enjoy nature than from the comfort of your own backyard patio. However, unless you?re really into roughing it and you love the feel of gravel under your posterior, you?re going to need to invest in some furniture for those quiet summer nights. You?re going to need some teak outdoor furniture.
Why teak? Teak furniture has gained quite a reputation for being sturdy and durable. Don?t believe me? Check it out yourself. Did you know that one of the preferred materials for ship building years ago was teak? If it?s good enough to be sailing the high seas, it?s good enough for whatever weather your part of the world can throw at it.
Most of the wood used in teak furniture today comes from Indonesia and Thailand. These are tropical rainforest areas so the teak trees are grown and matured under varying environmental conditions. For this reason they have become resistant to harsh conditions and this carries through to your teak furniture.
In addition, teak furniture is more or less impervious to attack by insects and rot. This amazing property is due to the high concentrations of natural oils which repel insects, mold and fungi. These oils are present in both living and dead trees, so they are definitely present in your teak furniture. This is extremely good news for unfortunate homeowners who have shelled out lots of money on other wooden furniture only to have it collapse under them, literally.
Teak furniture is definitely considered the benchmark by which other outdoor wooden furniture is judged, and it is more expensive. Nonetheless, it?s rich, vibrant color, complete with swirling accents, adds to its appeal. There is a great diversity in teak furniture, with buyers able to locate teak chairs, teak tables, teak garden benches and teak garden borders to name a few.
There is one thing that you must be aware of though .while you?ll have your teak outdoor furniture for years to come, you will need to maintain it. One thing that no type of furniture, including teak furniture, can fight is the build-up of moss. This is unsightly and downright dangerous if it gets too slippery. Not to worry. Teak furniture can be easily cleaned with good old-fashioned soap and water. That?s about all you need to do with your teak outdoor furniture so maintenance is a breeze, and it looks great and it lasts a really long time.