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A Look at Teak Furniture

Friday, May 11th, 2012

What is Teak Exactly?

Teak is a hardwood. Containing silica (silicon and oxygen or SiO2), the wood can dull most sharp ends but luckily isn’t so dense that it’s impossible to work with. One of the greatest features of teak wood, is its natural oils. The oils allow the furniture to be exposed to the elements with little to no help from staining or coats of varnish; this also makes the wood pest and termite resistant. It’s an amazingly hard and nature resistant wood — making it the perfect medium to create outdoor furniture.

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. The tree’s trunks look bundled together as if they are working together and seem to bind themselves in order to reach the nutrient rich sunlight and continue to grow. These stalks of the lush forest are known as Teak.

Our Teak Outdoor Furniture

At Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, we know you don’t want to buy new patio and backyard furniture every single year. You would like to purchase good quality furniture without the worry of wear or staining each season. That is why we’re pleased to carry an assortment of Teak furniture, exclusively on our website. Seen above is our Teak Folding Chair, which comes as a lovely set of two. As with all of the furniture pieces mentioned here, it is made of  grade A , plantation grown Teak that is kiln dried to reduce the moisture in the wood. The chair folds easily, making the chair extremely portable. Its design ergonomically supports your back for a comfortable seat outdoors.

Pictured here to the left is our Teak 18″ Round Table. Presenting the same clean lines as our set of two chairs, this round table is ideal for smaller patio spaces or decks. In addition to the product specifications mentioned above, our Teak furniture is formed through the use of both mortise and tenon joinery for a durable construction. (Mortise and tenon joinery is a technique used for centuries by skilled woodworkers; connecting wood at 90° angles that allows for simplicity and strength). Any hardware, or bolts that you see are solid brass.

~ To see more of our beautifully crafted Teak furniture pieces and other outdoor furniture for your spring and summer enjoyment, click here: Outdoor Furniture.


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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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