Teak Furniture

The best wood for outdoors is teak; no contest. It is heavy and dense with an extremely tight grain. It also has a natural oil in it that gives it a long-lasting beauty. Styles in teak are usually clean lines, classic styles. Simple and elegant.

Teak is commonly used to build ships, a testament to the abuse it can take. You can clean and oil it to maintain its original color or let it slowly weather to a soft silvery grey color.

There are most definitely varying grades of quality in teak.  Our new Kingsley Bate line is harvested from carefully controlled environmentally sound plantations, established in Java, Indonesia by the Dutch in the mid-19th century. The Indonesian government limits the number of teak trees that can be cut down each year to ensure that reforestation always takes place. In 1983 Kingsley Bate developed their teak furniture program in Java and later expanded it to Burma because of the increased demand for their furniture. Whichever place it comes from, you can be assured that  their furniture is made with only the finest quality teak.