Why Teak Furniture?
Teak wood is a superior hardwood that has a high oil content. Teak withstands moisture, repels insects such as termites, and can be left unfinished and unprotected. Due to these properties, teak is considered to be the gold standard when it comes to luxury outdoor furniture.
Know the difference.
There are three different grades of teak: grade A, B, and C.
Teak grade A is the highest quality of the teak woods. It is defined as the timber that is removed from the heartwood (the centre of the log) of a fully mature tree.
This timber is a warm honey colour with a close grain and very few knots. The wood’s texture is more uniform and it is rich in the natural oils that protect the teak wood from weathering, making it more resistant to water and insects.
Less than 20% of a teak tree is considered A Grade Teak, which makes it approximately 10 times more expensive than B grade or C grade teak.
The outer section of the teak heartwood is known as B grade teak. This grain on this timber will not be as fine and the touch of this will not be as smooth as A grade teak.
The colour of this teak is lighter and it will not contain as much natural oil, giving it a slightly duller appearance. This timber is less expensive than A Grade and it is unable to withstand the exposure to the outdoor extremes without protective treatment.
This is timber from the outer section of the tree, commonly known as sapwood. This timber is not as developed as the heartwood resulting in much reduced strength compared to Grade A and B, and this could cause it to split or warp easily. The colour of this timber will not be even and knots and flaws could be quite common.
This is the lowest quality of teak that you will find, and also the cheapest. A lot of the cheaper teak furniture is manufactured from this grade of time.
The Dickson Avenue Guarantee.
Dickson Avenue only uses high quality grade, sustainably grown Grade A teak sourced from Indonesia, which is considered to produce the worlds premier teak.
The Indonesian Plantation Teak supply is highly government regulated to ensure this highly prized timber does not become extinct.
The teak is kiln dried to remove excess moisture. As a result, our teak furniture is impervious to warping and cracking, and is guaranteed to give you a lifetime of pleasure.