Published at Thursday, November 02nd 2017. by Alita in Outdoor.
Too much heat from the sun can also have extremely detrimental effects on wood furniture. Ultraviolet rays can destroy the beauty and natural shine of wood furnishings as the suns rays penetrates deep into the molecular structure of the wood. Humidity and moisture can also affect the finish and color of furniture made of wood. You can check if the pieces of furniture you are planning to buy have UV protection. With a good investment of your time, effort and personal touch as well, you can be assured that your outdoor furniture will be with you for many years.
Teak is actually the most popular type of material with which to design outdoor furniture. Teak furniture comes in a wide variety of designs and even personalied styles. Some of the most luxurious garden furniture I have ever seen has been designed using teak furniture. However, I have seen teak designs that are also very simplistic in design serving as patio or garden furniture. It is highly recommended that if you are considering purchasing new outdoor furniture, find out what is available in teak. You may be overwhelmed by the wide amount of options available to you.
It pays a lot to know the way to pick the right outdoor furniture for your house garden, lawn or backyard. This is primarily so, because it would be important to consider that your outdoor furniture will be on the receiving end of the elements and making sure that you have the right articles of furniture are not only key to ensuring the aesthetic value of your furniture, but also ensure that you get to secure your investment on these things. Here are some key things to think about in opting for the proper outdoor furniture to suit your needs.
Teak wood has long been prized for its outdoor use, not just for its beauty, but because teak survives all that our seasons throw its way. Teak ages gracefully with very little maintenance. Teak wood outdoor furniture will last 50-75 years, untreated. Teak will not split, though it may check (the grain will split away at the ends), which is completely normal. It is very important when choosing teak outdoor furniture that you make sure that it is plantation grown. This is important because hardwood forests are being destroyed by poachers. Plantation wood is grown as a renewable crop, in an environmentally responsible way. Local production encourages stability and further helps to preserve the ecology of our planets forests.
Furniture, whether inside or outside the house, adds the required charm to the four bland brick and mortar walls. Outdoor furniture is not meant to be the scrap that indoor furniture has turned into after so many years of usage. Your outdoor furniture not only adds value to the quality of life but also enables you to enjoy nature, with extreme comfort. The variety and quality of outdoor furniture available in the market belies the claims of conservationists who tend to hold the opinion about primacy of indoor furniture. From plastic to wicker to wood to metals, outdoor furniture is available in every material.
It is perfectly normal for cracks to appear in teak wood outdoor backyard patio furniture. Teak wood breathes and reacts to variations in the moisture content of the air. The cracking tends to appear on the end grain sections and usually happens early in the life of the outdoor furniture. Cracks come and go depending on seasonal variations but rarely do they affect the strength, performance or life expectancy of the teak wood outdoor backyard patio furniture. Drink stains are common on teak outdoor furniture and they will weather out naturally or can be cleaned down with soapy water and a hard brush. Other damage or stains can be removed quite simply using ordinary sandpaper. The grade depends on the degree of damage. Serious damage, you should start with course and move up to fine sandpaper. Light damage, fine grade sand paper is all you will need. Stains usually disappear with a light sanding.