Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Outdoor Furniture: Making the Right Wood Choice

When you place a garden bench in your well manicured landscaped yard, it adds the ideal finish to an almost perfect sanctuary. It sets the stage for guests to come over and enjoy a Sunday brunch, for example, under your favorite tree, on your deck or on your patio. Teak garden benches are the proven desirable option for many homeowners because of the comfort and durability that it brings. In addition, teak wood is known for its natural oils and features that can acclimatize to nature. No matter what type of weather there is; teak bench in your garden, on your patio or deck can withstand all the pressure.

The Outdoors
Yes, it is agreed that outdoor furniture comes in a variety of materials, shapes and sizes. However, for some reason, teak wood benches have become the ideal form of outdoor furniture because of its ability to withstand the natural elements. It is water resistant and pest resistant, which are two of the elements that homeowners are concerned about when leaving furniture outdoors. It is important to decide on purchasing outdoor furniture that will last and that is what teak wood offers.

Different Types of Wood
Acacia wood and other hardwoods are good options, but though, attractive and less expensive, they don’t have the same level of durability that teak outdoor furniture provides. You can expect to have nice outdoor furniture to showcase with acacia wood, but even more so when you choose teak wood. Both acacia and teak carry similar density and are durable, but teak wood will always win because of its ability to preserve its rich color and natural oils. Moreover, teak wood furniture is easy to maintain. In fact, all you need is a wet cloth to wipe the surface, then dry cloth to finish up and you are done. It is that easy. You don’t have to worry about discoloration. Yes, the teak wood will fade a little over time, but the color that you see once it fades is embraced by many homeowners because it still exudes richness.


The surface of teak wood does not swell or shrink. It is resistant to decay and has a tight grain that contributes to its durability and strength. If you use teak oil to clean the surface, it gives it a golden luster. Let’s just say one more thing: teak furniture is superior to other outdoor furniture choices. You won’t go wrong with teak wood. 

1 comment:

  1. Some good point you highlighted here because when it rains or even on bright sunny days all the extreme weather can cause harm to the furniture and may result in monetary loss.