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Teak is a perfect material for both outdoor and indoor furniture. However, you should also be aware that not all teak wood are of the same quality, or worse, not all are even real teak furnitures. If you are an amateur in teak selecting, you might not understand which furniture are original teak and which are not. Moreover, several kinds of wood can resemble others, which makes people increasingly unaware of original and replicas of teak wood. Fortunately for you, teak wood has special characteristics which differ with other woods. However other furnitures may seem to look like teak, there is always a distinctive feature that differs teak from other woods. Here are some of the characteristics of original teak furniture:
1. Appearance of teak wood
The first thing you have to know is the appearance of teak wood. Heartwood is dark golden-brown to dark golden-yellow to rich brown in color with darker chocolate-colored brown streaks. Sapwood is white to pale yellow. Texture is fairly coarse and uneven. Grain is straight, occasionally wavy.
2. Teak does not splinter.
Teak wood does not feel like other woods. It is a close-grained hardwood with high natural oil and rubber content. It is one of the hardest of all timbers. Once you put your hand on teak wood you will be able to tell the difference between teak and other wood types. Teak does not splinter. If you rub your hands across the surface of a piece of wood you should be able to quickly tell if it is a teak or not.
3. Teak has a very light fragrant smell
Teak contains silica, calcium, rubber and natural oil which release a distinct smell. You will smell a very light fragrant smell, coming from the wood. Its an earthy smell, but one that is different from other freshly cut woods. Teak gets this smell from the oils that are heavily embedded in the wood.
There you are, 3 basic characteristics of original teak. As a start, you might not get the sense immediately, but with a little practice and experience, you should be able to tell eventually.
Originally posted 2011-09-24 16:19:59. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
Oak wood is one of the best timbers for patio garden furniture. It can be found commonly in western countries and not so much on eastern ones. Oak wood is a hardwood, which makes it able to withstand any kind of weather, given the right treatment. Like teak, furnitures from oak wood can last for many years if you are able to maintain it well enough. Although the price isnt cheap, but if you bear in mind that it can last for ten to twenty years, compared to plastic or metal furnitures where they last for approximately two to four years, it does not work out a bad deal over the long term and time span.
Just to give you more clue on hardwood garden furniture, oak wood is similar to cherry wood in their characteristics for patio garden furniture. The patterns of whorls and rings in the timber is really beautiful, so in order to maintain the stocks of these trees, please make sure that your patio furniture comes from a sustainable source. In the usage of oak patio garden furniture, please make sure you follow the manufactures recommendations as far as maintenance is concerned. By following the recommendations, you can prolong the life of your hardwood furniture and ensuring you get the most out of your product.
Usually, oak patio garden furniture is delivered primed and stained and maybe varnished too. If you receive raw timber for your furniture, then you have several options to deal with it. However, you should at least rub oil on it firsthand. Consult with your manufacturer or merchant what is the best option to do. You could also stain it and varnish it. Ask to see examples before you go ahead, but it has to be done at least once a year anyway, so you can change strategy when it wears off.
Oak patio garden furniture is a product with high commercial value. If you can afford it, you wont regret your decision in buying one. But if you cant afford a full set of hardwood garden patio furniture in one go, you should consider buying one every year until you do achieve the whole set. This way you can save your budget.
Once you have your furniture in place, you can start thinking about accessories. The most common accessories are lighting, power points, mosquito zappers, sun shades and patio heaters. You will notice that restaurants and pubs with a patio will use patio heaters when the weather gets cooler. They have to do this, otherwise customers would vanish.
You can learn from this for your garden. Get yourself a patio heater so that you can get pleasure from your garden patio in comfort every month of the year. Add a few extra plants and a few nocturnal blossoming plants. Put in a small pond with a fountain and some fish. Finish the whole picture with a few spotlights pointing at your favourite features and hang up a mosquito trap. This way you will get the utmost out of your oak or cherry wood garden patio furniture.
Originally posted 2011-09-24 16:20:16. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
Bar stools are important to have in patio, considering you have a bar as well. Buying the right bar stools that can withstand weather elements and last for years is what you want for your bar stools. Stainless steel or aluminium bar stools are often the most types that are sought after. Before you buy your bar stools, you should consider some things beforehand so that your investment can be worthwhile.
First understand that a bar stool is not the same as a dining room chair. What makes a bar stool different from other chairs is that is has a foot rest all the around the legs of the stool. You are used to seeing them at a restaurant or bar, line up from side to side around a counter top. Bar stools are now available for private home owners as they are becoming more and more popular. They are ideally placed along a kitchen counter top, outside around a patio BBQ bar, or lined up along the side of a game room. They are really convenient in areas where your family or guests will spend time lounging or socializing. They allow you to really relax and sit in a comfortable position as you talk with others, eat good foot, sit around the pool, or watch TV.
You can find bar stool frames made from wood, metal, plastic, or bamboo. If you are using your bar stools for outdoor use you will need the frame to be able to withstand the demands of the elements. Only stainless steel or aluminum should be placed outside on your patio as they will hold up to corrosion from moisture, and break down from the ultraviolet rays of the sun. Aluminum bar stools in particular are nice because they are lighter weight an can be moved around easily. For indoor use it is really hard to beat a nice hard wood finish like walnut or cherry wood. You will have a wide range of choices for the seat and backing as it can be found in upholstered fabrics, leather, wicker, and other natural products.
One thing you really want to keep in mind when purchasing your bar stool is the height and the seat. One really nice feature of bar stools is that sit up high so you sit in a comfortable position and watch the happenings of the environment around you. You should make sure your bar stool has an adjustable height, as this is really a nice feature. Understand that you bar stool may or may not come with a cushion on the seat the backing, it is your preference here with this feature. You must also consider how big the seat will be as it comes in a wide range of sizes. The most common seat sizes are twenty four inches, thirty inches, and thirty four inches.
Originally posted 2011-09-24 16:20:27. Republished by Blog Post Promoter