History Of Teak Furniture

Through the previous blog, we have a certain understanding of teaks, such as their origin and growth year. In this blog, I will take you to understand the history of teak and how to distinguish Burmese teak.

Original use

Initially, indigenous tribes in southern Asia discovered the durability of the material and used it to build their homes, even using teak as a tool. The amazing use of teak is for healing. For years, healers in Southeast Asian countries have used this wood to ease digestive difficulties and fight stomach problems and headaches. Brewed like tea, teak has properties that go far beyond stylish outdoor furniture.

Trade movement

Back in the Middle Ages, teak was used for boat building – strong and durable. By the 17th century, the British Empire began requiring teak wood for their naval ships. Fast forward a few years and teak outdoor furniture can be found on benches in national parks in the UK. Interestingly, many palace columns and bridges around the world are made of teak, such as the incredible Vimanmek Mansion in Bangkok!

Modern teak furniture

The popularity of teak has continued to rise over the centuries. Its rich appearance and high-quality features outperform other wood used for outdoor decoration.

A wide range of durability, stability, and weather resistance characteristics ensure that teak is unmatched by any other type of wood. Its natural oils absorb very little water, thereby enhancing its waterproof and fungal armor, so teak furniture is durable and stable outdoor quality furniture.

Our teak

We use Burmese and South American teak, which have passed the FSC certification, with good quality and high stability. Starting from raw materials, we will create the best teak furniture for you.

The benefits of Burmese teak are well known. In addition to the well-known stability and non-deformation, it also has the advantages of anti-termite, anti-corrosion, moisture resistance, oily feet, etc., so it is also called the king of wood. The specific advantages are as follows:

  1. It can release the natural pomelo fragrance. It can be made into furniture and placed indoors to purify the air, relieve tension, and facilitate rest and sleep.
  2. The texture is meticulous and beautiful. After the overall decoration, it can form a variety of natural textures, and the effect after the decoration is better.
  3. The wood is firm and durable, with good texture, good weathering resistance, and high corrosion resistance, and is not easy to deform in various environments.
  4. The oil content is relatively high, the longer the time, the smoother it will become, which can protect the gloss of the furniture and make it bright and lasting.

South American teak raw wood sapwood is light red, the heartwood is light red or light yellow or brown, and gradually turns into a lustrous brown with a light red hue under natural conditions. The transition between heartwood and sapwood is obvious, which can be seen in the sawn section. Similar to the pattern of walnut; the air-dry density is about 0.72g/cm3; the strength of the wood is strong.

  1. Rich in iron and oil, it can repel snakes, insects, rats, and ants.
  2. Good stability. After professional drying treatment, the size is stable, and it is the one with the smallest shrinkage and swelling deformation among all woods.
  3. Extremely wear-resistant, with the distinctive features of moisture-proof, anti-corrosion, insect-proof, acid-base proof.
  4. The noble color is very decorative.
  5. The unique mellow fragrance has a calming effect on the human nervous system.
Final Thoughts

Ferly’s team continues to create teak wood furniture designed to inject new style into your home, yet be durable. You can click on the link below to view Frely teak furniture, there is always one that suits your warm home!

In the next issue, we will popularize the cracking problem of furniture and provide you with certain guidance on using teak furniture. We look forward to seeing you again!

A Word From The Author

Thank you for reading my second article. I hope it can help you with the choice of teak furniture. If you have any questions, you can leave a message below. I look forward to meeting you next time!

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