Published at Thursday, November 02nd 2017. by Lundy in Outdoor.
There are a number of cheaper hardwoods used for outdoor furniture and all of them are inferior to teak. Jarrah is the is the most common of these woods and it does not have the same life expectancy as teak, let alone the same touch, feel or aesthetic quality. Teak outdoor patio furniture is not expensive when you relate the cost to its life expectancy. You must remember this when comparing prices. You are not comparing like with like when you compare teak outdoor furniture with any other wood furniture. It is strange anomaly that despite the fact it is built to endure decades outside in harsh weather. Generally price is dictated by the shape and weight of a piece of furniture. The more shape a piece has, the more wood is required to make it along taking more time to create. Also the heavier the sections of wood used more weight and thus more cost.
If you prefer to maintain the original color of the teak wood, you can use a timber treatment and sealer, or teak oil, in the beginning and end of the season. Teak wood that has already weathered can be rejuvenated with a special teak cleaner and protector. Before applying teak oil or preservative, wash the piece to remove loose soil and dust, and allow it to dry thoroughly before applying and treatment and sealer or oil. Teak is a natural product, it can be left out in the open all year round through the rain, hail or shine. The character of your Teak wood outdoor backyard patio furniture will alter, but its strength will remain. An occasional scrub down following the directions above will not only preserve the look of your teak wood outdoor furniture but it will also discourage any moss growth.
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.
1. Wicker furniture for outdoors is made from rattan vine. Some of the exotic wicker furniture are chairs, tables, sun beds, sofas and loveseats. They are lightweight, comfortable, tight and smooth uniform weave with no breaks or splinters, and some pieces are made of synthetic material like resin. 2. Teak is another versatile material used for constructing furniture. This type of wood is great for outdoor use and they are often chemically treated before they are used for furniture making. Furniture pieces made from teak are coated with a protective sealant to protect it from the weather. 3. Heavy duty furniture are extremely popular and mostly seen used at homes and commercial establishments. There is a wide range of plastic furniture made for outdoors such as chairs and tables and some have provisions for an outdoor umbrella for sun protection. 4. Metal and aluminum furniture with a modern touch come in funky shapes and colors which caters to the younger generations tastes. Young couples often look for pieces eloquently designed furniture to decorate their homes and outdoors
Luxury outdoor furniture can help to enhance any outdoor area, and ensure that everyone is comfortable enjoying their time spent in the garden. More and more people are using their outdoor space as an extension to their living area. Therefore the outdoor furniture that is used will need to be perfect. Allowing friends and family to sit back relax, and enjoy the summer months entertaining and having a great time. The outdoor furniture that is purchased will need to fit in perfectly with the overall feeling in the garden. If the furniture is for the pool area it will need to be waterproof and robust, however, if the furniture is designed for the BBQ area it can be comfortable and more luxurious. Luxury furniture will cost a greater amount, but it is worth spending slightly more to get quality. The materials that the furniture will be made from will be top class, durable and extremely comfortable. If people are going to spend any time outside what they are sitting on has to be just right.
Wicker garden furniture will stay shiny, resist stain and remain waterproof if you regularly apply a wax and wood oil soap. For daily cleaning you can use a soapy sponge and toothbrush for the hard to reach areas. If the paint starts eating away due to exposure an outdoor spray paint can be applied. All weather wicker patio furniture may be weather-resistant, but it can dry out if exposed to the sun too long. If you want to put moisture back into the wicker soak the furniture in water once yearly. This furniture will last longer if you keep it in the shade. You will need to wash and refinish wicker garden outdoor furniture every once in a while to keep in good condition. Wrought iron, steel, and aluminum framed outdoor furniture can also be washed with the mild soap and water treatment.