Teak Timber

by Christine Bernardo January 05, 2019

Teak Timber

When it comes to durable, long-standing materials that are also beautiful in their design, teak is the way to go. I think you'll love our selection of Teak as much as we do!

What is Teak?

Teak is a deciduous tree, which grows particularly well in the dry. Teak is one of the world’s premier hardwood timbers and is widely regarded as the supreme timber for hardwood furniture.

What are the characteristics of Teak?

  • Varies in colour from Yellowish to Honey brown.
  • Hardness factor of 4 – 4.5
  • Durability Class 1
  • Durable to Decay, Fungi, and Termites
  • Teak is not immune to Marine Borers
  • Texture is coarse and uneven, with the grain being mostly straight.
  • Minimal Shrinkage
  • High Resistance to absorption of Chemicals.
  • When Teak is exposed to the natural weather conditions, the surface of the furniture will turn to a silver grey colour over time. This change in colour is perfectly normal and considered part of the teak's life-cycle and will not affect the stability or durability of the furniture. 

Where does Teak come from?

Teak is indigenous to Burma, and grows extensively throughout India, Thailand, Indonesia, and Java.

What is Recycled FSC Teak?

All our range is made from 100% recycled Teak and certified by The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)

The FSC promotes environmentally, socially and economically sustainable management of the world's forest.

Recycled Teak has been reclaimed from old buildings that are being replaced by modern infrastructure in Indonesia. The sense of a long history is evident in the recycled Teak, often having visible marks and even tenon joints from the Teak's previous life.  These birthmarks are a sign of the Teak's originality which should be embraced.

How do you care and maintain Teak?

The amount of care required for Teak Timber is directly related to the amount of exposure the timber has to all weather conditions, in particular sun. If left untreated the natural oil in the timber will often dissipate causing the timber to take on a light grey silver appearance.  It is entirely a personal preference with how you like the finish on the Teak.

We recommend using Golden Care Products to clean, restore and protect your Teak furniture.   For more detailed information on the Golden Care Products and how to maintain and protect Teak furniture please visit our information page on Teak Timber Care & Maintenance.

It is also recommended that every six months you tighten the fittings with an Allen key. This will prevent the timber frames from working loose.

A custom made cover may also extend the life of your furniture.  Please contact us to arrange your custom cover or purchase from our range of standard setting cover sizes.

If you have any queries or require assistance please don't hesitate to contact us.

Come and see us in store or shop online for our vast range of Teak outdoor furniture.  Here are some pics to help inspire you to choose Teak!


Christine Bernardo
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