Anyone doing some research before purchasing new furniture, particularly patio furniture, will almost certainly come across some ads for teak wood. One of the first things that prospective buyers notice is that teak wood furniture is consistently among the most expensive.

Why? Teak is valuable because of its elegance as well as its durability. Aside from its beauty, it also has some natural properties that other woods lack.

Value and Benefit

People clearly value teak wood over the average length of pine or oak. But why is this so? Teak’s inherent oils and rubber provide the answer.

Credit: The Spruce

Credit: The Spruce

Natural oils and rubber are abundant in the wood’s tight grain. Think of maple sap or tea tree oil as examples of oils that preserve the tree. Teak, on the other hand, may keep its oils and rubber even after being felled and processed. As a result, teak has more natural weather resistance than almost any other form of wood.

The oils also preserve the wood from dry rot, a typical issue with older wooden furniture. Furthermore, the oils and rubber protect the wood’s heart from intruders such as fungi and parasites, which can kill other woods. Protecting wooden furniture against such intrusions necessitates the use of weatherproof oils and treatments; however, this is not the case with teak.

All of this makes teak an ideal choice for outdoor furniture. The wood weathers from honey brown to silvery gray over time. Although teak is pricey, you can use the money you would have spent on annual waterproofing instead of purchasing outdoor teak furniture.

Teak is also an incredibly sturdy and strong wood, so a teak patio set owner can anticipate his or her purchase to last for many years.

Credit: Gray Malin

Credit: Gray Malin

There’s Less Teak Available

Companies could formerly export logs legally, but this is now prohibited in favor of just exporting processed lumber. Paying extra for a highly processed product has resulted in an increase in price. It is extremely difficult to collect teak wood from the forest.

Although planting and harvesting teak does give you a good return, you may be wondering if the price of teak will increase in the future. Setting aside the known financial phenomenon of inflation where prices of everything gradually rise over time. My opinion is that the price of teak wood will not go up in the future. 

Furniteak Teak Wood Furniture

Teak has a good reputation. And, although it is an exceptional wood because of its hardness, it has become common knowledge to the point that it has driven the price of it above what would be considered reasonable.

Furniteak’s Teak Root Furniture is a collection of Indonesian teak root furniture that is naturally durable and beautiful. This furniture has been selected from the best teak root found in Indonesia, and cut by hand into lengths that can be accented with curves and then worked into beautiful shapes and designs.

The finishing process is what takes this natural product to a higher level, as every piece is custom finished with a high-quality wax oil to create a durable protective layer.

Our furniture is resistant to termites, rot and fungal decay, unlike cheaper alternatives—a testament to our artistic craftsmanship! Go get yours today, and we will send it to you for free! 

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