By Jim Grayson
Isnít nature grand? And what better way to enjoy nature than
from the comfort of your own backyard patio. However, unless
youíre really into roughing it and you love the feel of gravel
under your posterior, youíre going to need to invest in some
furniture for those quiet summer nights. Youíre going to need
some teak outdoor furniture.
Why teak? Teak furniture has gained quite a reputation for
being sturdy and durable. Donít believe me? Check it out
yourself. Did you know that one of the preferred materials for
ship building years ago was teak? If itís good enough to be
sailing the high seas, itís good enough for whatever weather
your part of the world can throw at it.
Most of the wood used in teak furniture today comes from
Indonesia and Thailand. These are tropical rainforest areas so
the teak trees are grown and matured under varying
environmental conditions. For this reason they have become
resistant to harsh conditions and this carries through to your
In addition, teak furniture is more or less impervious to
attack by insects and rot. This amazing property is due to the
high concentrations of natural oils which repel insects, mold
and fungi. These oils are present in both living and dead
trees, so they are definitely present in your teak furniture.
This is extremely good news for unfortunate homeowners who
shelled out lots of money on other wooden furniture only to
it collapse under them, literally.
Teak furniture is definitely considered the benchmark by which
other outdoor wooden furniture is judged, and it is more
expensive. Nonetheless, itís rich, vibrant color, complete
swirling accents, adds to its appeal. There is a great
in teak furniture, with buyers able to locate teak chairs,
tables, teak garden benches and teak garden borders to name a
There is one thing that you must be aware of though .while
youíll have your teak outdoor furniture for years to come, you
will need to maintain it. One thing that no type of furniture,
including teak furniture, can fight is the build-up of moss.
This is unsightly and downright dangerous if it gets too
slippery. Not to worry. Teak furniture can be easily cleaned
with good old-fashioned soap and water. Thatís about all you
need to do with your teak outdoor furniture so maintenance is
breeze, and it looks great and it lasts a really long time.
About The Author: Jim Grayson makes a living in the field of
research. If you have found this article useful, visit his
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www.wholesale-teak-furniture.info. For more general
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