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.
My husband and I purchased two steamer chairs with a side table for our first order with Golden Teak. We loved them so much that we bought two more for my visiting parents. We have since bought several other items and I really can't say enough about the quality! We live on the Chesapeake Bay and its difficult to find items that stand the test of time due to the harsh elements....Boy does this product wear well.... We can't say enough good things! Just a great company to do business with! See Photo of one of our sets attached. We've got more pictures of our other purchases if you'd like! J&M VA (Chesapeake Bay). (Teak Steamer Chair, Teak End Table, Steamer Chair Cushions). See Customer Photo Here.
We love our new bench. Very easy to assemble. Nicely made. Excellent quality.