3-5 weeks custom order if in stock. availability subject to change. price includes shipping to the dock (all islands except lanai). delivery charged by region
beautifully crafted natural, unfinished live edge teak table. suitable for indoor and outdoor use. matching bench available.
Teak is unique to other woods and not only is it a strong, durable hardwood, it produces its own oil and has a high wax content. It is the ideal material for outdoor furniture as the teak oil makes it waterproof and undesirable to wood-eating insects. This means it can withstand being left outside in the rain, wind or sun. It is worth the investment as not only is it an eye catching addition to your outdoor set, it is extremely long lasting with the proper care. To get the patina look, teak requires very little to no maintenance, just an annual cleaning to keep it in top condition. A solution of dish soap and water can be used, scrubbing with the grain for best results. There are also specially formulated teak cleaners which clean and brighten the wood. These can be used for the annual cleanings as well. This can be done prior to the outdoor season and then only needs an occasional dusting to keep it clean.
The use of teak oil is not recommended as teak produces its own oil naturally. Teak oil is actually a mixture of linseed oil and solvents and is completely different to the natural oil that teak produces. When applied to teak, it gives it an attractive glow, however, it will fade after a few months. Teak oil depletes the teaks natural oil and it begins to rely on the external oil to be continuously applied. This also creates the perfect environment for moisture and fungus to build.
Using a teak sealant is recommended over teak oil as it preserves the natural hues of the teak and does not encourage moisture build up. It also only needs to be applied once a year making it a great minimal maintenance option.