Teak Patio Furniture
Outdoor Teak Furniture
Teak wood has long been a highly desirable material for Outdoor Patio Furniture. Teak is a beautiful and extremely durable tropical honey colored hardwood that is naturally resistant to insect infestation and mildew. Teak Patio Furniture can successfully and beautifully endure the rigors of harsh weather conditions for more than 50 years without much maintenance, making it a favorite choice among busy homeowners as well as among homeowners who simply do not wish to spend much time caring for patio furniture.
Teak Wood Furniture is often one of the more expensive types of wood patio furniture available, but the Teak Furniture offered through BackyardCity.com is among the lowest priced that you will find. The high quality, exceptional durability, and affordable beauty, make it the perfect addition to your backyard patio, deck, or porch.
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Gray Teak does not mean it is Old!
Fresh cut and sanded Teak is naturally a warm rich golden color. This color is the most photgraphed especially by manufacturers. You need to remember, though, that this is only the color of fresh teak wood.
The natural oil found in mature teak wood is partly responsible for imparting this inviting honey-like tone. Over a several months to 18 months outdoors, the skin of the wood looses this oil and dries and naturally oxidizes to change the color to a silvery ash gray patina. This is natures way of providing a natural sealant. It only only 1/16th-18th inch deep. It's important to realize that the interior of the wood is still saturated with the natural protective Teak oil that will continue to prevent damage from water and pests.
If you like your teak patio furniture to fade to a silver color after a couple years, then there is no need to apply extra weather protection to the wood. You should clean it regularly to prevent an uneven graying due to any fungus growth on the surface or to allow dirt to build up that encourages algae to grow.
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