outdoor furniture is some of the best outdoor furniture
that can be made, but do you know why? First, let us talk about what
So, what is teak?
Teak is a deciduous tropical hardwood that is native to the south
and southeast of Asia. There are three types of teak: common teak,
daphat teak, and Philippine teak. The latter two are endangered, so
you most certainly do not want to have any teak outdoor furniture
made from them! Common teak, though, is yet to be considered endangered,
and it is still a fine material for teak outdoor furniture, among
other things. Fortunately, the popularity of teak as led to more sustainable
What other things is teak used for besides teak outdoor furniture?
First and foremost, teak was and is used as a material on ships.
This is interesting, because teak does not actually float very well.
In fact, when teak is being logged down, they cannot float it down
the river like you can do with other logs. Rather, elephants would
drag it out and stack it!
Of course, teak is not a popular material in shipping because of
its great flotation properties. Rather, it is used because it is easy
to work with, resists decay, and can help prevent rust on metal that
it is in contact with.
Teak is also used for teak outdoor furniture, too, of course. Because
of the natural oils in teak, it is highly resistant to all weather
conditions and it can also resist insect (termites, etc.) attacks.
In other words, teak is perfect for practically all outdoor uses.
Therefore, it is used not just for teak outdoor furniture, but also
for doors and window panes in India, as well as many other things.
Should you buy teak outdoor furniture for yourself?
Teak is a wonderful material for outdoor furniture that will last
a lifetime or more. Of course, the cost of teak outdoor furniture
reflects this. So, whether or not it is worth it to you to empty out
your wallet on a set of teak outdoor furniture is totally up to you.
Outdoor furniture made from other woods can be just as stylish, and
it can even last almost as long when properly cared for. The choice
is up to you.
If you do buy teak outdoor furniture, you will not regret it, though!