Teak Wood should be kiln dried for about three weeks to a moisture content of about 8% before used in manufacturing of teak outdoor furniture.
The drying process increases the stability and hardness of the wood.
If Teak Wood is not properly dried (internal areas have a higher moisture content) then the furniture is subject to splitting and warping if used in an area of low atmospheric humidity (most of the United States).
As wood dries, it shrinks. If the outer layers of the wood are dry, but the inner layers are not when the furniture is manufactured, then as the inner layers adapt to the atmospheric moisture content (sometimes a period as short as 6 – 10 days) the wood warps or splits to accommodate the shrinkage.
If the teak wood was properly kiln dried, then the outer and
inner moisture content is the same, and the furniture will be stable.
the assemnbly of the bar stools was extremly easy. simplest thing I ever assembled. great product and construction
12/16/15 - Everything is perfect. The set up was very easy and all 6 pieces took a little over an hour. I used wood glue but don't think it's needed. The tenons fit very well. As someone that's been in the lumber business for over 30 years, I've seen every type of finished products used on outside applications. As we know PVC and composite products are dominating the market. That being said, nothing looks like wood! Teak, Ipe and cedar will last a very long time and will never look fake or cheap. Your furniture exceeded my expectations and look forward to many years of enjoyment. GM - Arlington, MA (Products Teak Deep Seating Sofa, Teak Deep Seating Club Chair, Teak Coffee Table Square, Teak End Table 6061) See Customer Photo Here