Teak, common name for a tall,
deciduous timber tree, of the verbena family. The tree, which attains a height
of about 30 m (about 100 ft), is native to India, Myanmar and the Malay
Archipelago and is cultivated in the Philippine Islands and Java.
The bluish to white flowers are arranged
in terminal panicles, or clusters. The fruit is a drupe.
Because of its durability and strength,
teakwood is used throughout the world as lumber in shipbuilding and the
construction of furniture; outdoor teak furniture or garden products. Teak has
been known to resist the attacks of insects and the corrosive effects of weather
for hundreds of years. Substitutes for teak, which have been under cultivation
because of the increasing demand, are loosely termed teaks. African teak, or
African oak, is a hardwood tree of the spurge family.
The teak tree belongs to the family Verbenaceae. It is classified as Tectona
grandis. The African teak, or African oak, is classified as Oldfieldia africana.
12/16/15 - Everything is perfect. The set up was very easy and all 6 pieces took a little over an hour. I used wood glue but don't think it's needed. The tenons fit very well. As someone that's been in the lumber business for over 30 years, I've seen every type of finished products used on outside applications. As we know PVC and composite products are dominating the market. That being said, nothing looks like wood! Teak, Ipe and cedar will last a very long time and will never look fake or cheap. Your furniture exceeded my expectations and look forward to many years of enjoyment. GM - Arlington, MA (Products Teak Deep Seating Sofa, Teak Deep Seating Club Chair, Teak Coffee Table Square, Teak End Table 6061) See Customer Photo Here
I ordered one of these chairs to check on the quality. The mortise and tenon joints were made to perfection. In addition, the quality of the wood, finish, and brass hardware were also excellent. I am ordering additional chairs and and a table because the quality is superb.