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Teak Tables - Highly Recommended For Your Outdoor Space

Jan 31, 2008
You've heard about teak wood. You have seen friends who have teak and have seen the striking grains in the wood that make each piece unique. Now you want some too. You don't necessarily have a need for any new furniture, but not all purchases are made out of necessity, are they? You have a passion for this kind of wood and you want to have some of your own. It's that simple. Now you just have to decide what kind of furniture to get.

May we recommend teak tables. There are a few reasons for this recommendation. First, tables always get a workout, and therefore you need a sturdy wood when you are selecting a table. Teak tables offer just that, a strong, sturdy surface.

Next, remember that grain you so loved, you will see the most of it on teak tables. Since other furniture items are made using smaller pieces of teak, you will only get a limited view of the grain.

If you want a really ornate piece of furniture that will blow your friends out of the water, teak tables are the thing to have. Many pieces of teak are carved in beautifully decorated patterns that will have people stopping to look at the craftsmanship.

Now you have to decide if you want your teak tables to be inside or outside. Teak tables look great either place and will stand up to the elements just as well outside as inside. That is one of the reasons that boats and other water going items were often made of teak. Luckily, the natural oils inside the teak wood prevent water from leaking in and leading to rot.

There is one difference in indoor and outdoor teak tables though. Over time they will both change colors. But depending on where they are, they may change to different colors. Teak tables left outside in the sun will turn silver over time. This process of silvering with age is much like our hair might, but does not change the strength of the wood. On the other side of the coin, teak tables that are inside all the time will change from their initial orange and brown design to a series of dark browns over the years. Both patters are very attractive. It's just a matter of preference.

If you don't want the color to change, that means a little more maintenance on your part. Your need to regularly use teak oil on the wood to keep it refreshed and help it retain that color. When you look to buy the product to do this job, you need to make sure you have the right thing. The oil you want is the kind boaters use, to keep their ship in good shape. If you can, contact a marine supply shop and ask them for a bottle of the teak oil that helps to preserve the wood. They will know what you are talking about and make sure you get the right thing.
About the Author
Author Jesse Akre is an owner of different niche online sites that offer consumers both products and information on how to make their homes both functional and appealing to the eye. Here he offers outdoor decor advice on purchasing lavish teak furniture, awesome teak chairs, and comfortable patio furniture.
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