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.
These Providence Chairs are extremely comfortable and very well made. They are even more comfortable than they look. We purchased an Oval Extension Table, some Providence chairs with arms and some without. We also got a couple of the Portsmouth Recliners. All the products are excellent. The table was very easy to assemble - just put on the legs. The chairs needed no assembly. I am recommending Goldenteak to my friends.
This corner unit is very comfortable, especially with the center pillow. I got the corner with one on each side, and the configuration is excellent with a coffee table. Oh, and the teak and construction are certainly excellent.