Teak is an extremely dense [40lbs cuft
when dry] fine grained hardwood. Teak wood is generally straight grained, but
occasionally wavy. The wood contains a high level of silica which causes rapid
blunting of cutting edges.
When fresh cut the surface of the wood is dull in appearance, and the timber has a distinctive, pleasantly aromatic odor which has been likened to the smell of leather. Fresh sawn teak has a slightly 'oily' feel due to the high oil content.
One of the most commonly quoted facts about the characteristics of teak is its durability. It is resistant to rot caused by fungal decay, and the high level of resinous oil present in the timber helps to act as a natural insect repellent giving the timber very high resistance to attack by termites and other wood boring insects.
The timber is resistant to water and many chemical reagents, including acids. It does not have a strong reaction when it comes in contact with metals.
The life time in the open for untreated wood (no varnish, lacquer, paint or polishing) is 30 – 35 years.
I have received the table and am impressed with the quality." LM Dade City, FL
Hi, I wanted to be able to provide a review of the teak sun lounger pair with cushions.
I thoroughly researched teak loungers and found that Goldenteak provided the best price for high quality items. Your website outlined cost-cutting practices other teak furniture manufacturers used which concerned me. Many places charge $300 or more to add on cushions, so I was pleasantly surprised to buy this pair of loungers with cusions included! And, we had a choice of Sunbrella or Outdura (which we'd never heard of but picked after researching it). I was thrilled shipping was free and there were no taxes charged, making this an outstanding deal. The loungers are beautiful; the wood is solid and carefully crafted. I am happy to also have a small retractable beverage shelf on each chair and wheels on one end to allow for easy mobility. The chairs are very comfortable and I'm sure will be enjoyed for many years to come. Thanks for the great product! G.G. Product - Teak Sun Lounger Pair with Cushions