Teak Furniture – It Makes Furnishing Your Outdoor Space Easy
When it comes time to decide which kind of wood your furniture should be made of, have you thought of teak? Teak furniture is known to have a beautiful appearance, plus, it withstands the test of time.
Unlike some woods where you find yourself spending a lot of time with cleaners and oils, trying to keep it looking supple and avoid cracking, teak furniture will take care of itself. The wood in teak furniture is high in natural oils, meaning it will essentially take care of itself when it comes to staying attractive and strong. Even if you don’t ever treat teak furniture with any kinds of wood oils or sprays teak wood will not start showing structural cracks like other woods do. And because of the natural oils in the wood, it pretty much polishes itself to a shine.
With this being the case, it is not a surprise that teak furniture is very popular for use outdoors. Imagine having teak furniture and never having to treat it or baby it. Yet, somehow it magically seems to be perfect day after day. Over time outdoor teak furniture will show a little change in it’s appearance, to a more silver wood, but it will still be a sturdy furnishing solution.
One thing that causes many people to shy away from teak furniture is the price. Teak furniture is getting more and more expensive. This is partially because of the rarity of the wood, and partially because of those who know how valuable teak furniture is from a maintenance standpoint. While the initial price is high for teak furniture, you should consider this an investment. When other furniture pieces may start to crack and wear down over the years, teak furniture will continue looking fresh and strong over time.
Teak furniture also may be classier in appearance than many other woods. In addition to being a hardwood and a naturally oiling wood, teak is also a flexible wood that can be carved and worked into magnificent shapes while still retaining its strength. That means you can have amazingly ornate pieces of teak furniture that will be showstoppers in your home, and are easy to maintain. If you have ever tried to oil and polish carved pieces of wood furniture in the past, you know how hard it can be to get the oil and polish into all the nooks and crannies of the carvings. It can be a nightmare trying to make the whole piece look well polished. With teak furniture, the oils will come through the surface of the wood and it will essentially oil itself, saving you’re the time and aggravation.
There is another benefit to teak furniture that you won’t get in most other furniture – the smell. The oil of teak wood is very attractive. In some cultures this oil is harvested to be used in essential oils or medicines.
Beauty, easy of maintenance, and versatility in any kind of weather and environment – it’s no wonder teak furniture is so sought after in today’s decorating world.