What is Grade A Teak? Goldenteak Offers
QUALITY TEAK PRODUCTS. Click for more details.
Goldenteak uses Grade A Teak in all its products.
Goldenteak products are offered unfinished (without stains or finishes)
so that you can see the quality of the wood, as well as make your choice
Several companies offer teak products at what seems
like absurdly low prices. If you look carefully at their offerings you
will notice that their wood grades are what is called Grade B/C in the
|GRADE A TEAK - Goldenteak
||Grade B/C Teak
|Notice the uniform color, lack of sapwood (soft
wood) (white), lack of knots (dark spots, will pop out with
time). Goldenteak Teak Grade A.
||Notice the NON uniform color, Mixture of Sapwood
with regular wood (white), preponderance of knots (dark) and non
uniform grain. Grade B/C
Why is Grade A important? Grade A teak offers the most longevity. It
is the hardest wood from the teak tree. Only knots of less than 0.5 inch
are allowed, and only one to two knots per meter. The specification
allows for blemishes to be on the underside of the products.
Goldenteak uses only real Grade A teak wood. Therefore we can offer a
lifetime warranty on the teak.
All GOLDENTEAKTM brand products
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 this page.
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 eliminates or reduces
checking, 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
Furniture and Teak
Outdoor Furniture are all available at competitive prices. We also
carry cushions for all the products in our inventory.