July 30, 2019 Gluing teak
Thanks to its extremely high density, teak is a remarkably durable wood. Pieces of furniture made from this tropical hardwood are some of the most exclusive indoor and outdoor home furniture items. It’s even more of a shame if these pieces of furniture are damaged due to carelessness or an excessively strong mechanical load. Teak gluing is often the last resort for saving valuable furnishings.
Teak gluing: problems with gluing teak furniture
In contrast to domestic woods, teak gluing is more problematic. Classic wood glue is water-based. If two wood surfaces are joined together, the adhesive hardens by evaporation of the liquid components and both surfaces form a connection. The reason for the difficulty in gluing teak wood lies in the special properties of this tropical wood species. Teak has a high content of natural oils. These prevent the evaporation of water, as they constantly ensure moisture penetration of the wood surface. This process is not visible to the nRead more
July 30, 2019 How to build a teak table with screw-on table legs?
How to build a teak table with screw-on table legs?
There are different types of teak and oak tables on the market, with screw-on table legs or pegs. How do you build a table with screw-on table legs?
Here's a short video demonstrating how to do it right!
Here are the tips again, in print. You can also print them out before setting up your table!
Note the table leg numberings. Every corner and table leg has a number and only certain sets belong together. If you don’t take note of this, you may not be able to set up the table, or the table will end up being crooked!Read more
TIGHT = TIGHT! The tables have an excellent construction and are always checked. However, if you tighten the screws of the table legs too tight, the wood may split due to the high pressure. Therefore TIGHT = TIGHT!
Always work in twos when turning the table around! It doesn’t matter how strong you are; due to the length of the t
July 30, 2019 How to Clean and Care for Teak Furniture
If you are already the proud owner of teak furniture, you will no doubt be aware of the qualities it is prized for: highly durable and requiring little care and attention compared to most other wood types; if your furniture is of the highest quality (Grade A teak) you know that it will survive outside in most conditions – even a harsh winter where frost and snow is typically followed by torrential ice-cold rain. You will have purchased your piece or pieces on the understanding that it will potentially last a lifetime and beyond.
That’s not to say that teak does not require any care or cleaning, because like any highly-used household goods, it will need some looking after. With the highest quality teak – even teak that is reclaimed from other sources – you should not need expensive cleaning agents.
What should I Use to clean my Teak Furniture?
A Grade Teak is the most durable and suitable for practically any use – indoors and outdoors. It is commonlRead more
July 30, 2019 How to remove stains from a teak table
What is the best way to remove stains from a teak table? There are different possibilities and therefore different answers to this question. It depends not only on how the table is processed, but also on whether the table has been treated and what exactly has been smeared on the table. It is also dependent on the desired appearance. To simplify matters for you, here are some examples with the corresponding options:
Untreated Teak Table
If you spill on an untreated teak table (e.g. coffee, juice or wine), you can prevent permanent staining by immediately wiping the stain with a wet rag and a bit of 'green soap/soft soap'. Do not forget to always dilute the soap. If the stain has already remained for a day or more, a wet rag may not be enough to remove the stain.
If you can’t remove the stain with a rag, we recommend trying a mixture of green soap and water and a coarse sponge. If that does not work, we recommend that you gently scrub the stain off with sandpaper. ARead more
July 30, 2019 Teak wood
A durable, coarse textured, and straight grained hardwood, Teak is the perfect wood for manufacture of quality, long lasting furniture. Teak is intrinsically tight grained, which helps it give an exquisite smooth surface and appearance.
Unlike other hardwoods like oak, Teak doesn't need oiling, painting, lacquering or staining to help sustain its durability. This is because of its ability to resist the effects of weathering. The wood itself releases natural oil over time, which helps to keep away the wood rotting fungi.
From dining tables to patio furniture, Teak provides the finest furniture products for your home. Teak doesn’t require oiling but a mid brown stain helps to make it look elegant. The durability of Teak furniture guarantees use for generations, which saves you money as there is no need to buy replacement furniture.
Teak furniture can also be made from reclaimed Teak wood. Due to environmental conservation and cost, reuse of old wood in new ways iRead more
July 30, 2019 How to take care of teak furniture in Winter times?
Teak in Winter
In the middle of winter, you might not want to think about the summer. The last one is a distant memory and the next one seems so far away. It is cold, wet and in Holland it gets dark around 4:30 in the midwinter. Before Christmas you are focused on what it will cost you and after Christmas you are worrying about the bills you racked up during the festive season.
Buying new garden furniture needn’t be something you put off until the spring and – weather permitting - your garden can be enjoyed at any time of year. Garden furniture shops in Holland realise that our weather is erratic – this is why a lot of furniture sold in Holland is made from teak.
Features of Teak
It has always been prized for its hardiness. Through history it has sometimes been used in the manufacture of boats – it did not appear to acquire the same level of rot; metal joints also tended to suffer less rust.
Teak is a tropical hardwood which means that it iRead more
July 30, 2019 Everything you need to know about Teak Furniture Oil
A type of a tropical hardwood, Teak, is used to design tons of inimitable furniture including tables, chairs, cupboards and decorative items. However, the wood is mainly used for the outdoor furniture and high-grade boats because of its excessive tensile strength and tight granules.
Some of the reasons why Teak wood is considered as the finest material to manufacture the outdoor furniture are:
- It is rot-resistant and can withstand the damage easily.
- The attractive look of the wood helps in designing the furniture elegantly.
- The wood is low maintenance which means you won’t have to waste a lot of time and money.
- The wood is moisture free which enhances the longevity of the furniture.
- The anti-skid wood makes the boat flooring non-slippery.
Thus, use of teak wood in order to craft a number of different kinds of furniture is often preferred.
However, you do need to maintain your so it lasts for a longer durRead more