Teak Furniture for Outdoor Gardens
Your perfect outdoor hideaway may be under a grove of trees, surrounded by rose bushes or in the shade of a favorite fountain. These tranquil locales each possess an individual attraction that is unique to them. They provide you with a special area to relax, bring friends and enjoy family gatherings. Their importance shouldn’t be understated, and the furniture you place there should blend in and provide a warm, inviting space.
Teak, a warm honey-colored tropical wood, provides the perfect accent to outdoor gardens. Although it is a more expensive variety of hardwood, teak is incredibly durable and weather resistant. The amount of care it needs to maintain its lush, natural finish is a simple annual cleaning and treatment with a specialized teak protector. If left untreated, it will weather to a beautiful silver patina. When proper care is given, teak will not warp, rot or splinter. Unlike many other types of hardwoods, teak does not requiring sanding or refinishing.
The resilient nature of teak garden furniture makes it an obvious choice for longevity in an outdoor setting. Where less expensive woods would rot or warp after several years, teak’s price is offset by its long lasting nature. It is an excellent investment for your favorite outdoor space.
Not only is teak weather resistant, it’s also capable of withstanding frequent, heavy use. You may use your garden furniture infrequently or on a daily basis. No matter what your usage level, teak can gracefully withstand the demands you place on it without cracking or breaking. It is an excellent choice for outdoor gardens where furniture abuse is a potential problem, such as with young children or a highly variable climate.
Teak garden furniture will blend in to an open outdoor setting better than nearly any other type of wood furniture. If kept treated, the warm finish provides an inviting scene for the outdoor area. If left to its own devices, the silver patina will provide you with a traditional looking garden set that evokes an old fashioned scene.
Even though it is incredibly durable, teak should not be left exposed to the elements unnecessarily. The legs should be kept on dry ground or patio blocks, not directly in the dirt, as even the hardiest of woods will eventually rot when left in standing water. When it is not in use, it should be covered with a tarp or plastic sheet to prevent water accumulation on the furniture itself. Teak garden furniture should be stored indoors or in a covered garden shed during the months that are prone to wet or snowy weather.
Teak will blend in perfectly with nearly any outdoor garden. The initial investment in this durable outdoor furniture will provide a return over your lifetime, as it enhances and accents your favorite outdoor space.