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.
the bar tables worked out great in our new home. Very easy to assemble, very sturdy Christine, NM
05/19/2016 - Hmmm. We were pleased with the interaction with your company. The order came promptly, the pieces were of high quality, and assembly went smoothly and without hassles. I attach a picture of the 'installation'. We are developing a circular 'patio' area within our flower garden that centers on a low serpentine wall and walkway. It is separated from the adjacent street by a cornus mas hedge that is gradually growing and becoming more dense. Central to the circular 'patio' is a unique sculpture that serves as a table. Your two circular benches have a circumference that matches that of the outer perimeter of the sculpture and provide seating when the sculpture is used as a table for, e.g. serving wine. (I could provide more detailed pictures of the benches and the sculpture if that would be helpful.) Thank you. JR, WA. Thanks for your customer photo (see here). Features Goldenteak's Teak Curved Bench