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.
Hello - we were in Vail over the Memorial weekend when our teak sectional arrived. Shipper brought the pallet on dolly into our garage from the street. We spent a couple rainy afternoons putting together the teak pieces. It is truly beautiful wood and well-made. All parts were there, packed perfectly and with clear assembly instructions. The cushions are of such fine high quality and we could not be happier. We just painted our decks, so sectional remains in garage until next trip in a couple weeks at which time we are also installing a fire pit. I will get a photo for you after installation. I can't wait to see it in place myself, but am certain it will be totally amazing. We sat on it in garage, watching the rain and are so excited. Thanks, sincerely for a great product. PS the fabric is gorgeous!! BB, TX 5/31/14