Jungle Teak Furniture

Premium Teak Wood Furniture | Straight from the Jungle | Every Piece Unique

We have a great selection of organic rustic teak wood furniture.  We offer the lowest price – we can beat any online and offline seller.  Most of our teak furniture products are created by nature, and every piece is unique because it is individually handcrafted.

 

Teak wood furniture is known for elegance and durability – you can use both indoors and outdoors. Two outstanding features of teak wood are weather resistant and pest resistant. In fact, it has the ability to withstand all types of weather and lasts longer than any other wood.  That is why teak wood is used for shipbuilding and high-end ski lodges. Because of its durability, there are a few century-old teak park benches in England made from dismantled ships.

 

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What is teak?

Teak is a hardwood. It is considered to be the best and most beautiful wood in the world. However, this distinction does not come lightly, teak wood has definitely earned its place on top. With its durability and resistance to rot and insects, teak is the perfect wood for outdoor furniture environments like the patio, poolside, deck, and garden. Teak wood comes from the Tectona Grandis tree which has its origins in Southeast Asian countries of Burma, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, and some parts of India. As early as the 7th century, teak has been employed in adorning and outfitting the residences of the rich and powerful. The revered reputation of teak wood spread outside of the region during the colonial era when the Dutch colonized Indonesia. The Dutch used the wood for building ships and boats: teak is a brilliant material for shipbuilding since it has the ability to ward off any dry rot (more about this later).

It is also during the colonial era that Europeans introduced teak to other regions of the world, specifically their colonies in Africa and South America. Currently, teak wood is grown in equatorial Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia, South America, and Costa Rica. Indonesia and Myanmar being the leading exporters of teak in the world.  Mature trees produce the best wood for making the most excellent teak furniture. However, a singular seed planted today can take about 80 years to mature fully. For this reason, and because teak is an extremely good wooden material, it is often reused. For example, teak from old buildings and other structures waiting to be demolished can be transformed into furniture. With teak, nothing is allowed to go to waste, even tree stumps, roots, limbs or any other part left over after processing can be made into something beautiful. Teak can be used for a variety of things including indoor flooring, cutting boards, countertops, boat decks, and outdoor furniture. Because teak wood possesses exceptional natural properties. It is undeniably the most perfect type of wood for outdoor furniture.

Why choose teak wood?

From its longevity, zero maintenance to durability and beauty, there are many reasons why you should choose teak for your outdoor patio furniture. Teak wood offers great value for money. It is immune to rot, pests, weather, fungi, and insects. Additionally, it does not warp or splinter over time like other types of wood.

 

It’s quite clear that people prize teak wood greater than your average length of oak or pine. But why is this the case? Well, the answer lies in the rubber and natural oils found within teak wood.

Within the tight grains of teak, you’ll find an abundance of rubber and natural oils. All woods contain natural oils which protect the tree, case in point, tea tree oil or maple sap. But what sets teak apart from other trees is that it is capable of retaining its rubber and natural oils even after being cut down and processed. For this reason, teak exhibits superior natural weather-resistant properties than other woods. When dried to the right moisture level (about 10% of its original moisture content) the rubber and natural oils weatherproof the wood. Additionally, the oils protect the wood from dry rot, a common plague in aging wooden furniture. The oils and rubber also protect the heart of teak wood from parasites and fungi that can destroy any other type of wood. Protecting wooden furniture from parasites and fungi requires applications of waterproof oils and treatments. Teak furniture is an exception to this. Teak requires no treatments or extra finishes to last for years outside. All the above reasons make teak the perfect wood for outdoor furniture. As teak is left outdoors overtime, it changes from a honey brown color to a silvery gray patina. The amount of time it takes for this to happen varies based on the extent of sun exposure and the kind of environment the furniture is put in. Despite the fact that teak is expensive, it is worth every penny since it would save you money you would have spent on annual waterproofing. What’s more, teak is extremely strong and durable. This also offsets the initial costs of the furniture if you put into consideration the costs of replacing worn out furniture.