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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
Balinese people have a reputation for coming up with great garden decoration on their homes and buildings. Balinese gardens are known for their lush green foliage and distinctive uses for teak. Because of the unique decoration, that cant be found easily even in other cities of the country, visitors often come home from Bali and bring a bit of the Indonesian-Balinese style of garden decorating upon their return. One of the major inspiration to garden decorating of Balinese includes coloring
If you want to adapt Balinese garden decorating in your home, a tip you can apply is using a splash of orange, purple and gold for your garden. Why orange, purple and gold? Well first, Orange is considered a spiritual color in Bali, and its often used by Balinese people in decorating, not just garden decorating but other fields as well. Choose bright orange pots of different sizes to place throughout your garden and backyard. Add the various sizes with various shapes and styles as well to create a variation of interesting objects.
On the other hand, purple is a color that symbolizes loyalty to the country and the citizens, as well as personal integrity of the mind and soul. Whereas gold is a color that symbolizes sincerity and generosity towards others. This orange, purple and gold theme can also be mirrored in the fabric selection of your backyard patio furniture cushions and pillows.
Originally posted 2011-09-24 16:19:52. 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