Bajanusa.com – It is only logical to invest in teakwood furniture to place outdoor. However, is it true that there are only good things to find in teakwood? Let’s take a look at all the pros about it. You might have found out about it but it’s worth mentioning nevertheless: Teakwood is durable. It is one of the most durable hardwoods ever existed. It can withstand the elements, especially rain, and sun. Teakwood may change appearance over time and constant exposure to the sun may still cause it to breakdown in time but at the very least it won’t deteriorate as easily as plastic furniture or anything else made out of metals.
It is also pretty versatile. The raw material can be turned into a wide variety of furniture, from tables to chairs and from benches to sun lounges. You can even leave it unpainted to retain the wood’s natural color. Another thing that’s great about teakwood furniture is its resistance to termites, rotting, and acids. The integrity of the timber is kept intact thanks to the presence of natural oils within. And even if you leave the furniture uncovered in the open air, you don’t have to attend to it very frequently. All it takes is a general cleaning and brushing down every now and again.
The cons of teakwood furniture generally boil down to two major drawbacks. Teakwood is not only the strongest wood out there but is also among the most expensive. However, the high initial price would be paid off once you see the value for your money in that you don’t have to replace it very soon after purchasing. Teakwood is also not readily available. It takes decades for a single teak tree to grow into maturity and be fit for harvesting. Consequently, a string of teak imitations have emerged, none of which is on par with the original in terms of quality.