Now that Spring is almost over, and summer’s just around the corner the warm weather had definitely arrived, we’ve been getting our garden and patio ready for summer entertaining.
Chris put together most of our patio furniture about two weeks ago. We take it apart each fall so that we can store it. When you live in a cool climate you can’t just leave it out or it’ll rust. I think he still has three of our bar stool like swivel chairs to put back together.
The only thing we haven’t put out yet is the teak outdoor furniture. We have a beautiful handcrafted table that’s made of recovered teak. It looks like it was made out of fallen logs or teak tree stumps. It’s beautiful and extremely heavy. Teak is a heavy wood. We keep it in our enclose porch through the winter.
Now, I know that teak is pretty much resistant to all forms of bug infestation, but the sun can bleach the wood. So each year we lightly sand the wood and then put a couple of coats of teak oil on the table. It looks gorgeous when it’s been freshly oiled, and when it gets wet the color of the wood gets richer and multiple shades of red wood to blond wood color seems to show across the top of the table.
Do any of you have teak outdoor furniture?