Before we see what types of teak furniture to buy, it is important to mention why they are made of teak in the first place – why that specific type of wood? Teak (Techtona grandis) is a tree that is native to the countries in south and Southeast Asia, but especially India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Myanmar.
This amazing wood is one of nature’s impressive solutions to the bad things that may happen to furniture, especially if it is going to be used outdoors. The oils that are in the wood actually protect it from rain, sun, warping and rotting. In fact, the wood is so tough yet resilient that is used to make boats. If it can survive the rough seas, then you can rest assured that teak furniture will survive whatever you may throw at it.
When planning to buy teak furniturefor your garden or patio, make sure that you have taken the space that is available into consideration. Stuffing the whole place with tables and chairs will make for a very unpleasant experience – think of yourself sitting out there in the sun and imagine the space that you will need around you. Maybe a teak expandable table could be a good solution.
Even if you do have a lot of space, do not go overboard with the tables and chairs. Take into consideration the cosiness that can come with a teak bench. If the number of people in your family is no more than 2 or 3, it wouldn’t make it feasible to have teak furniture that consists of a huge dining table with eight chairs. But again, if you do think that you would rather have them make sure that the chairs are at least stackable so that only those that you need are in the garden.
Finally, although as teak ages it changes colour to silvery grey (Who doesn’t?) if you want to make sure that you keep the original tones, just remember to include some furniture covers. You can go crazy with the colour combinations.
Before you even step out to go shopping, make sure you go to online sites and see the amazing combinations that are available to you.