Grade A Quality Teak Patio Furniture from GoldenTeak.com
Some competitors are touting their quality as "Best in the
US". This is misleading and not truthful. . Goldenteak provides
Grade A Teak, with superior manufacturing. Grade A teak comes from the
heart of the tree (Heartwood), as opposed to Grade C which come from the
outer layers (Sapwood). The Sapwood is much lighter, more
porous, and is prone to insect damage and decay. Further, the Sapwood is
not as strong as the Heartwood (which is what Goldenteak uses).
Goldenteak can provide a lifetime warranty on teak, because we know our
teak is Grade A, strong and will last. Grade A teak is also more
uniform, and has a beautiful golden brown color. Teak C grade Sapwood
(which Goldenteak does not use) cost less than half of the Heartwood
(Grade A Teak). In Indonesia, they cannot give this grade away.
Goldenteak never has used anything less than Grade A since 1996. Our
unapologetic pride is in providing you with Superior Teak, Superior
Manufacturing and a Superior Warranty at a Reasonable price. Here are
some example comparisons. The picture of a table from an online
competitor on the right shows BAD QUALITY TEAK (full of Sapwood). The picture on the left
from Goldenteak shows what GOOD QUALITY TEAK looks like. While no
two pieces of wood are alike, good quality teak wood is color matched.
At Goldenteak we always provide you with Premium Quality Teak Wood
Furniture at the best possible prices.
Other sites say "At no extra cost our furniture comes finished with a hard wearing acrylic stain that protects the wood from mold & mildew and maintains the beautiful golden teak color."
This really means that they used poor cheap wood, stained it and gave it
a finish to make it look presentable and saleable. GOOD TEAK IS ALWAYS
SOLD UNFINISHED, SANDED. BEAUTIFUL GRADE A Teak Wood does not need
staining or painting. Grade A Teak lasts, as evidenced by its use for
Oceanic purposes, from a simple house to Westminster Abbey. Classic
Grade A Teak costs more, and that is all we carry in our Golden Teak
|Goldenteak Grade A Quality - Click on picture for
more detail. GOOD QUALITY TEAK
||Bad quality from Cheaper competition - note the
lighter sapwood, non uniformity. We have NEVER seen such bad
quality being offered for sale. BAD QUALITY TEAK.
What makes our teak patio furniture and other teak products
superior to the competition?
All GOLDENTEAKTM brand products provide
excellent quality at reasonable prices. Below is a consumer fact
sheet with information on quality specifications for teak patio
furniture or indoor furniture. Please call us at (978) 689 4041 for any
additional questions. Pictures showing the quality of our teak
furniture can be found at the bottom of
GOLDENTEAK products never use fingerjointing in our chairs and
benches. Fingerjointing is when smaller sections of wood are used to
create a larger piece. This is most often used in curved sections, or on
the back leg of benches where there may be a slight contour.
Fingerjointing does save the manufacturer and the seller money, but it
also results in a weaker joint and non matching colors at the joint. If
you oil your bench, or stain it, or polyurethane it, you will find that
the fingerjointed sections show marked contrast. We have
noticed a of manufacturers and retailers are selling fingerjointed
product and wanted you to be aware. You can read more about this here.
GOLDENTEAKTM brand products conform to the
following quality specifications:
A) TEAK WOOD - SOLID, GRADE A. All GOLDENTEAKTM
brand products are made of Solid Grade A Teak Wood sustainably harvested from renewable
Government Plantations in Indonesia (perum perhutani, harvested at 20 year cycles, first planted
by Dutch Colonists about 200 years ago). We use solid pieces of wood (rather
than fingerjointed sections) for all our construction.
B) KILN DRIED. All Solid Grade A Teak Wood used in GOLDENTEAKTM
brand products is kiln dried to a moisture content of 8 - 12%. This process is
vastly superior to Air Drying offered by others. Kiln Drying ensures wood
dryness at the core (not just the surface) and therefore reduces cracking, splitting and warpage - important considerations when
shopping for teak patio furniture.
C) MORTISE AND TENON JOINERY. All GOLDENTEAKTM
brand products use Mortise and Tenon joinery in their construction. This
is the most superior of all construction methods, resulting in solid
durability. The Tenons are secured in the Mortises with Teak Dowels or
screws as appropriate.
D) MACHINE MADE. All GOLDENTEAKTM
brand products are Fully machine made. Machine made construction is about 50% more
expensive in Indonesia, since it requires investment in machines and stricter
process control. Fully Machine Made is superior to partially machine made as
well as hand made. Fully machine made product allows for part interchangeability
and easier assembly. Machine made products are more precise, and allow
Goldenteak to ship these products Flat Pack Assembled, and have replacement
parts that fit when you may experience shipping damage.
E) FLAT PACK ASSEMBLED. GOLDENTEAKTM
brand products are Flat Pack Assembled where possible. This method of delivery ensures
less shipping damage, and reduces shipping costs, shipping being charged
based on Actual Weight rather than Dimensional Weight. The San Francisco Benches
and Plantation Benches are shipped preassembled, since curved sections are hard
for end consumers to assemble easily.
F) SPECIAL CONSTRUCTION FOR TABLE TOPS. All GOLDENTEAKTM
brand Tables have fingerjointed construction at the joints. This produces a more
solid Table Top, and is considered the best practice for Table Top construction.
Thanks for your interest in Teak Patio Furniture and Garden Furniture from
Goldenteak.com where we provide GOLDENTEAKTM Solid Grade A Kiln Dried
Teak Wood Products. Teak Chairs, Tables, Loungers,
Benches, Indoor Furniture and Teak Outdoor
Furniture are all available at competitive prices. We also carry cushions for
all the products in our inventory.
Please see some pictures below that give you a glimpse of our quality. The
items shown have been lightly Teak Oiled. Pictures were taken at a customer