Checking is a term used to describe small cracks that appear on the end grain of the wood. These checking cracks would most likely occur at the ends of the slats, ends of the arms or anywhere where end grain is exposed. This is completely natural and not a cause for concern. These checking cracks will stabilize in the first few weeks of exposure.
We purchased this Rectangular Extension Table and some Peabody stacking chairs. The table and chairs are both excellent, and went together easily. I had looked around at local retailers for a teak set [we live near the coast and nothing lasts as long as teak in the salty air] and found them all to be high priced and stuffy. Luckily we found Goldenteak. Quality is excellent [even better than that I saw in local retailer display models]. Fit and finish are excellent. I would certainly recommend Goldenteak to anyone. You can get the very highest quality for considerably less, and you get a lifetime warranty.
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