There is no other wood that compares to teak when it comes to durability, elegance, stability and low maintenance. This Round Table is the perfect addition for your Patio area. This Sturdily Constructed table comfortably seats four people.
Our Teak Source:
Nothing complements a beautiful garden like teak furniture. And few things allow a family or group of friends to enjoy the experience of the garden better than a teak table and chairs. Wood has a natural ability to coordinate with a natural setting. Teak, in particular, can withstand the elements and age with grace.
We feature only the highest quality, plantation-grown teak furniture, all of it is built from premier quality Javanese Tectona Grandis, or true teak which the origin people call ``JATI``. Unlike the many types of tropical hardwood available today mistakenly called ``Teak``, Tectona Grandis has superior qualities of grain, oil, color, strength and durability. Plantation grown Javanese teak is also a renewable resource, with nearly nine times more wood planted each year than is harvested. True teak, unlike its many less expensive imitators, cannot grow in tropical rainforests and is grown instead in the dry highlands of Java. Only heavy duty hardware is used on the furniture, always using mortise and tenon joinery with solid teakwood dowels.
Characteristics Of Teak:
Teak is an extremely dense `40lbs cu ft when dry` coarse grained hardwood. Teak wood is generally straight grained, but occasionally wavy. The wood contains a high level of silica which causes rapid blunting of cutting edges. When fresh cut the surface of the wood is dull in appearance, and the timber has a distinctive, pleasantly aromatic odor which has been likened to the smell of leather.
One of the most commonly quoted facts about the characteristics of teak is its durability. It is resistant to rot caused by fungal decay, and the high level of resinous oil present in the timber helps to act as a natural insect repellent giving the timber very high resistance to attack by termites and other wood boring insects. The timber is said to be resistant to water and many chemical reagents, including acids. It does not have a strong reaction when it comes in contact with metals.