In these days of the green revolution, many of us are interested in knowing that the things we buy, like teak garden furniture sets do not in any way contribute to the demise of our environment. Not long ago, teak wood used in the manufacture of teak garden furniture seas were harvested from the wild destroying the tropical forests in the process.
Fortunately the governments of the countries involved in the production of wood used in teak garden furniture sets saw the problem and took immediate steps to quash it. Now teak wood is grown on managed renewable plantations so that the teak garden furniture sets made from it is as green as can be. There are even label affixed to many pieces of teak garden furniture sets that attest to the fact that the wood was grown on these plantations so that consumers buying teak garden furniture sets can be satisfied that they are not part of global warming.
Putting an exquisite teak bench in your garden can provide the perfect perch from which to admire the results of all of the labour that went into creating it. Many people fail to realize that something as simple as a teak bench can add a spectacular focal point to an otherwise uninteresting garden.
A teak bench can impart some style, flair and personality to an outside area of your home. A teak bench will stand up well to the elements and provide a beautiful addition to the memories made in your garden. There is not just one style of teak bench as they can be found in park bench styles, with low or high back and with or without arms. A teak bench will fit perfectly under a shady tree, next to a pond or along a gravel pathway so that no matter where you choose to sit, it will be at home.
Undoubtedly teak garden furniture is the most popular wooden furnishings for any outdoor locations because of its beauty, resistance to weather and strength. All of these attributes of teak garden furniture are in part due to the natural teak oils which deter insects and prevent rot. Teak garden furniture is made from a tropical hard wood tree called tectona grandis which grows to about thirty metres in height in Africa, India, Thailand and Malaysia. Used for centuries for shipbuilding, this wood makes teak garden furniture as rugged and long lasting as the boats that formerly sailed around the world.
With proper care, the wood will last almost indefinitely, making teak garden furniture an excellent investment even though its initial cost may be higher than other outdoor furniture that will last only a season or two. Teak garden furniture is made from wood that is grown on managed plantations so there is no threat to the environment.