Posts Tagged ‘outdoor teak’

SYW Celebrates Earth Day with Eco-friendly Outdoor Decor

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Today, April 22nd celebrates Earth Day 2013. Around the world various organizations and individuals are taking action to raise awareness about the issues surrounding the preservation and protection of our environment. Whether volunteering to help clean up your community, understanding your personal carbon footprint, or actively taking steps to incorporate environmentally friendly practices into your life, Earth Day shines a light on how even the smallest of contributions can make an impact on future generations.

Here at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, we are proud to offer a variety of home furnishings and home decor that meets the needs of those wishing to support an Eco-friendly lifestyle. And for the spring season, that gets us thinking about the outdoors. Keep reading to see how making smart decisions with the products you purchase, can make a big difference.

Grade A Teak

Perfect for accenting a patio, porch or backyard deck environment this season, is Sturbridge’s collection of Teak Furniture. For quality outdoor seating, consider our Teak Folding Chair, pictured here to the left. Designed with kiln dried wood, this folding chair conveniently comes as a set of 2. The wood is plantation grown, Grade A teak, that fulfills the requirements of sustainable forest initiatives. In addition to supporting Eco-friendly practices, the chairs fold easily and its seat back provides ergonomic support as well, for a durable and comfortable choice. Other outdoor chairs and tables are also available.

Cor-Ten Steel

Shown here to the left is an image of our Green Sling Hangers. When looking for ways to add interest to your outdoor decor over the next few months, consider the use of one of our Green Sling Hangers; available in 10″L and 16″L. Ideal for hanging bells, plants, birdhouses and more, you can easily display them on tree branches, gutters, a railing or any outdoor hook. They are made from environmentally safe, Cor-Ten steel, which both creates a natural patina on the surface and increases the piece’s strength. Get inventive in your garden, patio, deck, or other outdoor decorating, with the unique ’s’ shaped, scrolled design. Proudly made in Maine, we know you will definitely find multiple uses of these hangers throughout the coming season.

Coir Fiber

Another suitable outdoor item for your home, that is constructed with the environment in mind, would be any of our Coir Doormats. Pictured below is our Butterfly Garden Coir Mat. Welcome your guests to an inviting garden scene upon entrance to your home with this beautiful doormat. Produced of mostly machine-tufted coir yarns, coir is actually 100% natural coconut fiber. This durable, bristle-like fiber is a renewable and sustainable resource, that will also keep your floors cleaner with its natural scrubbing feature; keeping the dirt and mud outside where it belongs.

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Teak – A Wood Made For the Outdoors

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

In the damp soils of the deep hardwood forests of Indonesia, China, and Myanmar, tall rod-like trees peak their rounded leaves above the canopy; trunks look bundled together as if they are working together and seem bind themselves to reach the nutrient rich sunlight. These stalks of the forest are teak.

Teak is a hardwood like few others, with the silica it contains the wood can dull most sharp ends but luckily isn’t so dense as to make it impossible to work with. The greatest part about teak is it’s oils, they allow the furniture to be exposed to the elements with little to no help from staining or coats of varnish, it also makes the wood pest and termite resistant. It’s an amazingly hard and nature resistant wood – which makes it perfect for outdoor furniture.

We at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop know you don’t want to buy new patio furniture every single year. You want to buy good quality furniture and not have to worry about it getting worn or put new stain on every spring. That is why we’ve added a few fantastically made teak furniture pieces to our website. Don’t spend the first nice days of warm weather shellacking your patio furniture – recline back and enjoy the season with our Teak Steamer Chair. There comes a sheen, an almost gray color that comes over the teak when left untreated but doesn’t change it’s durability or strength. If you wish to keep the honey golden color of the wood a Teak Oil may be applied every 6-12 months and will eventually go to the silver gray if not repeatedly applied.

This teak isn’t pulled from the already squandered forests either but from sustainable plantations. It’s Grade A, so you can rock in peace in the Teak Double Rocking Chair knowing that it’s going to last. Speaking of lasting – this teak furniture is not only made with great hardwood, but is made with great care and craftsman ship. The joints are mortise and tenon creating strong bonds, so you’ll know you’ll have the furniture as long as you have a patio. And you can fill out your entire patio with our teak, from the 48″ Teak Dining Table and matching Teak Folding Chairs (set of 2) you can create an entire outdoor space that will last for many years to come. Have a smaller patio? We also carry a 36″ Square Teak Table. Place the 18″ Teak table next to your Teak Reclining Chair facing your favorite view and come back summer after summer in the same spot – this outdoor furniture will stay with you.

Never worry again about leaving your patio furniture out in the rain, teak has you covered and where else but Sturbridge Yankee Workshop will you find such exquisite furniture to match your style.

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