Checking is a term used to describe small cracks that appear on the end grain of the wood. These checking cracks would most likely occur at the ends of the slats, ends of the arms or anywhere where end grain is exposed. This is completely natural and not a cause for concern. These checking cracks will stabilize in the first few weeks of exposure.
6/17/2015 - Thanks for your assistance in customer service and the beautiful teak you have sent. I will always order from you directly for my teak. Julie (Teak End Table Round - Code 67)
the bar tables worked out great in our new home. Very easy to assemble, very sturdy Christine, NM