What are the Advantages of Teak Patio Furniture?

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Teak wood is naturally resistant to decay and insects. This is mostly due to a special type of oil contained in the plant's heartwood, which also gives it antibacterial properties. It is also a very strong wood, which is nonetheless slightly flexible. The color of the wood is a warm brown tone with a soft, natural glow. These factors make it advantageous to buy teak patio furniture rather than furniture made from other materials.

Outdoor furniture is often constructed from teak wood. This is because this lumber is weatherproof. The oil of this tree naturally repels water, which means items made from this wood are less likely to decay. This is true even when pieces are not covered with a waterproof stain.

In addition to repelling water, teak oil also gives the wood a soft color, which has a slight sheen to it. This sheen lasts for many years after teak patio furniture is constructed. The natural color and shine of the wood make it unnecessary to add paint, wax, furniture polish, or oil to fixtures in order to maintain them.

Another reason for buying teak patio furniture is the fact that it is very sturdy. A chair made from teak lumber can withstand a great deal of wear without becoming rickety. Even though the wood is extremely durable, it does have a slight degree of flexibility. This means that a piece of furniture can sometimes bend in high winds without breaking.


Teak lumber is naturally resistant to insects that are known to destroy other types of wood. These include termites, carpenter ants, and powderpost beetles, to name a few. For this reason, many homeowners select teak wood for decking and fencing in addition to outdoor furniture.

No special cleaners or equipment is needed to clean teak patio furniture. Pieces can be washed using a solution of mild detergent and water. If mold or mildew is present, bleach can be added to the mixture. Scrubbing with a stiff brush can remove heavy grime, and doing so does not usually scratch the wood's surface.

Although teak patio furniture is usually expensive to purchase, the investment is likely to last for a number of years. The warm tone of the wood goes well with a number of different decors. It also requires very little maintenance in order to keep the finish looking nice. These factors can make buying teak furniture a good choice for many homeowners.



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@ocelot60- Thank you for the tips! I'm helping a friend shop around for teak patio furniture, and she is looking for a good deal.

My friend is also finding that not all stores carry complete patio sets of teak wood furniture. Anyone looking for it at discounted prices might have to buy various pieces from different locations to get a complete set. Though this involves some shopping around, it is worth it for the savings and the beautiful furniture that you find!

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I love teak patio furniture, but unfortunately, it can be quite costly. However, there are some shopping tips to follow for anyone who wants to buy a teak patio set on a budget.

If you are planning to buy teak patio furniture from a retail or home improvement store, you should shop for it at the end of the lawn and garden season. In the late summer and early fall months, stores often offer deep discounts on summer items like patio sets.

You can also find teak patio furniture at second-hand stores that offer furniture for sale. Though you may have to clean it up when you get it home, you will likely save a lot of

money if you can find teak furniture in this type of store.

Shopping online is also a good way to save money on teak patio furniture. Since there is more competition online, the savings may be significant. However, the key to getting a good deal when shopping this way is to search for stores that offer free or discounted shipping and handling fees.

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