Teak Garden Benches
Buying teak garden furniture may be a familiar practice to some people but the vast majority are not fully aware of the many benefits of buying products made from teak. Teak is a form of hardwood that is found in countries like Thailand or Malaysia, and what makes Teak such a preferred wood for outdoor use is the fact that it is incredibly strong and durable. For many decades carpenters and craftsmen have praised the great benefits of using teak, thanks to it being naturally waterproof and one of the few woods that does not create rust when it is joined to metal. Because of this, people with green fingers consider a teak garden bench to be the most sought after type.
Teak can be used to make indoor furniture as well as a variety of other purposes e.g. the sailing/marine sector, but it is with outdoor furniture where the benefits of teak truly shine. Most people know how quickly even the most expensive garden furniture can rot and break. Because of this, people intentionally look towards the lower-priced ranges, choosing to replace their garden furnishings every year with inexpensive items rather than spending more money on something that will not break and rot so easily. This problem is easily solved; a teak garden bench can easily withstand the elements, lasting decades, due to its waterproof and durable properties. Teak naturally turns into a mellow grey colour as it ages. Most people who own teak furniture encourage this colour change because it is part of the complex beauty that makes teak so appealing. Others prefer to keep the woods original structural integrity intact, however, and this is accomplished with minimal fuss by applying teak oil once a year. Either way, the beauty of the wood and craftsmanship will shine through no matter what you choose to do with the furniture.
A teak garden bench can be quite expensive, so prepare to pay hundreds of pounds if you want to add one to your garden. Keep in mind, though, that your investment is actually a wise one in the long term. Since nearly all garden benches have a short lifespan, a purchase of a teak garden bench can pay for itself within a few years. All the same, it is up to the individual whether or not teak is part of the overall plan for the garden.