Indoor or Outdoor Teak Furniture Assembly
Assembling your teak furniture is easy! Goldenteak supplies
fully machine made product where you can actually see the precision
joinery. Outdoor Teak Furniture that comes preassembled is generally
hand made in cottage industries overseas - which implies that the
joinery is not accurate, the wood is not dried properly. The probability
that a fully assembled hand made garden furniture item will shrink,
crack or loosen up is high. Further, Goldenteak can supply spare parts
(including sections of benches chairs and tables) that fit because of
our precision machine made manufacturing process.
The indoor or outdoor teak furniture you have ordered may be shipped
"flat pack assembled". Some assembly
is required. Assembly instructions are included in every package. Glue is not
necessary. Should you choose to use glue we recommend usage of an Outdoor Wood
Glue (like Titebond) in the joints. Note: Use
glue sparingly, if you use glue at all, on your indoor or outdoor teak furniture and wipe excess
with a damp cloth.
Please call us at (978) 689 4041 if you have any questions.
NOT ALL ITEMS REQUIRE ASSEMBLY
Folding Teak Furniture pieces - like folding chairs (Rockport Chairs, Classic
Chairs, Recliner Chairs, Providence Chairs, Newport Chairs), folding tables
(small occasional folding tables, Octagon Collapsible Table, Round Collapsible
Table 48") and Steamer Chairs - DO NOT REQUIRE ASSEMBLY. They will arrive
folded in their cartons.
Other Teak Outdoor Furniture pieces like Dining Tables, Occasional
Tables, Coffee Tables require minor assembly. The table top comes
completely assembled (even with hidden extension leaves). The legs need
to be put on, and on the larger tables, a brace between the legs.
Normally, you would spend about 10 mins per table on the smaller tables,
and about 20 minutes on the larger tables.
Non Folding Teak Chairs or Benches (Block Island, Boston, Aquinah,
Chippendale) are usually shipped in 4 -5 pieces based on the design.
There are two sides with the arms (or without), the back, the drop in
seat, and usually a brace either in the back or front. These need to be
assembled as shown below. Normally, you would spend about 10 - 15 mins
Indoor or Outdoor Teak Furniture - Test Assembly
Please test assemble your teak furniture product before using glue and starting the final
assembly process. You may use ordinary nails in the dowel holes to hold the
product together (do not bang in the nails, just insert them into the dowel
holes). The step of test assembly will allow you to make sure of the following:
a) You know how the parts fit together,
b) You can see the product in its assembled form before permanent assembly
c) You can check whether the teak product fits your preferences.
Once the product is assembled, it is difficult to package and
transport. Once permanently assembled, shipping charges and packing are your
General Steps for Assembly of your Indoor or Outdoor Teak Furniture
1) Inspect package and Drawings to recognize all components. Note little
numbers on ends or faces of components.
2) Lay out the parts so that the numbered pieces match.
|3) Tenons (oval, round or flat extending things) will go into the Mortises
(oval or round holes) as shown to the right and below.
|4)In general, Start assembly by laying one side on the ground and building
upwards. (Click the photo to enlarge.)
5) Once all the pieces are in place, insert a small screwdriver or pin into
all the dowel holes to ensure they are aligned.
6) Lightly Tap dowels in with a hammer or mallet. You will feel them seat.
Dowel will not go in all the way. There may be about 1/4 inch of dowel left
over. You may cut off the excess with a chisel or a kitchen knife. Do
not smash the dowel any further after it seats.
7) Congratulations! Enjoy your new Indoor or Outdoor Teak Furniture!