Teak is a dense, coarse, close-grained hardwood. It naturally contains high levels of resinous oil that acts as an insect repellent and allows it to be resistant to moisture and the drying effects of weather. Teak also contains silica, which creates a density to the wood that allows it to be resistant to fungal decay, water, rotting, warping, shrinking, swelling and many chemicals. It will not rust or corrode metals it comes in contact with and it can withstand the elements of all seasons. No other wood compares to teak regarding its durability, elegance, stability and low maintenance; thus making it the ultimate material choice for furniture construction.
Teak wood is used primarily in the construction of outdoor furniture and in various aspects of shipbuilding because of its virtually indestructible composition. The furniture weathers beautifully and can be left untreated outdoors without the risk of rotting. It requires minimal maintenance and does not need to be sealed or treated on a regular basis. The inherent imperfections present in teak wood enhance its natural beauty and adds uniqueness to each piece. When first purchased, the furniture is a bright, golden color and its natural oils make it appear polished. The surface oil evaporates within the first week, but the oil below the surface will last the lifetime of the furniture and enables the unmatched durability of the wood. After one or two seasons outdoors, the wood will turn to a silver-gray. And it will remain like that without ever warping, twisting, rotting or splintering. Teakwood furniture is knot-free, smooth, handsome and will never need to be replaced.