Outdoor furniture is undeniably an investment, so it’s important to ensure it’s expertly made from a material that’s long-lasting, attractive, and sustainably sourced. Teak is one of the hardest, most durable and strongest of all the hardwoods, and one of the world’s most valuable woods. Its characteristics make it the perfect choice for top-end outdoor tables, chairs, benches and loungers.
Teak is rich in protective oils which repels water, keeping it from warping, cracking or becoming brittle. It can withstand all types of weather including heavy rains, windy storms, winter frost and boiling sunshine, without its strength diminishing.
The same natural oils that protect teak against weather, also serve as a repellent against insects.
Top-grade teak with its natural oils does not need varnishing or other chemical treatments, and requires very little maintenance. (Read our Teak Unique furniture care guide)
Teak can last a lifetime. And although teak is one of the few woods that doesn’t deteriorate when in contact with metal, we still try to use as little brass hardware as possible – opting for teak joinery where possible.
Teak’s aesthetic traits include a striking wood grain, and once weathered an elegant silvery-grey patina.
Teak Unique garden furniture is made from sustainably, legally and responsibly sourced teak. (Read our Sustainably-sourced teak garden furniture article)
and finally, TEAK UNIQUE STYLE
We only use high-grade heartwood timber to skilfully create our collection of classic and contemporary designs. To further enhance durability, the wood is slowly kiln-dried to a low moisture content. And for added strength and style, Teak Unique furniture has thicker table tops, thicker table and bench legs, and wider bench crest rails than standard. (Read our From Seed to the South Downs article)