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FAQ - Teak Patio Furniture

Addressing Teak Question

What are the properties of Teak Wood?

Teak is a deciduous hardwood tree with rich and warm golden honey color. The teak comes from the highlands of south-east Asia. It does not come from tropical rainforests. Teakwood has a naturally high oil content which makes it both stable and resistant to rotting when exposed to climatic extremes. For several centuries these special qualities have made teakwood the preferred choice for marine decking and construction, and are the reason that it is considered the premium timber for outdoor furniture.

Where does the teak, which you use, come from?


Our source of teak is the plantations on the island of Java. The Dutch, who were the colonial power at that time, started these plantations about one hundred and fifty years ago. The plantations are now owned and managed by the Indonesian government agency Perum Perhutani, which is responsible for managing a strict policy regarding the size and quantity of trees felled each year together with annual replanting.

What is the the weathering process?

The teak is a tropical hardwood and it comes with natural golden honey color which if left untreated gradually obtains a silvery gray patina. This the way we can tell how old the teakwood is or the furniture made from   the teakwood. The color change, however, does not affect the strength and life of the furniture. The weathering process is visible but takes long years to attain that silvery gray patina. If your teakwood furniture is indoors that will remain darker.

Why do occasional cracks appear on my furniture?

Teakwood is a natural material and as such fine cracks in the end grain of components, e.g. legs and arms, may appear and then disappear with changes in the weather and the consequent change in the moisture content of the wood. Such fine cracks are normal, especially in heavier components, and will not affect the life or serviceability of your furniture.

Why does new teak furniture sometimes have 'wild' dark or orange stripes?

These markings are perfectly normal and will disappear within a few days, following exposure to the UV spectrum in natural sunlight. These marks are commonly found following the kilning process, which is used to lower the moisture content of the timber prior to manufacture. This process reduces to a minimum the incidence of small cracks appearing in the furniture due to the changes in temperature and humidity that it encounters in an outdoor environment.


Do I need to oil my teak furniture?

Treating with teak oil or other preservatives is not necessary; it will not extend the life of your furniture and is purely cosmetic. We do not recommend oiling your furniture as it creates unnecessary maintenance. However, if you wish to preserve the 'just bought' look of your furniture you should apply teak oil or wood stain when the furniture is new. Follow the manufacturer's recommended application, taking care with oil-soaked rags as they are highly combustible.

How do you clean teak?

Once teakwood has weathered the colour will be enhanced by an annual scrub, in the Spring, with soapy water to remove accumulated dirt.

How do you remove grease spots?

To remove grease spots we recommend a de-greasing agent and gentle scrubbing brush, rinsing off with clean water.

Will the metal fittings on my furniture last as long as the teak?

We only use the best marine quality solid brass on our furniture. It will not rust or deteriorate with age.

Do I need to store my furniture during the winter?

No, teak furniture can be left outdoors, uncovered, all year round. If you choose to cover your furniture outdoors during the winter then you should use a material that allows the wood to breathe.



 Does your furniture require assembly? 

Some pieces are supplied fully assembled whilst others will need minor assembly, in which case instructions are given inside each carton. Your retailer should be able to arrange for the assembly of your furniture, if you require it

Does your furniture carry a warranty?

Yes, we warrant that our furniture is fit for its intended, reasonable use for a lifetime. We also warrant that our products are free from defective materials and workmanship, which does not include any small cracks in the end grain of wooden furniture. Special conditions or exceptions to this warranty may apply to some items when intended for use commercially or by the general public; please contact us for details. Items not manufactured by us, which includes cushions, are supplied with their respective manufacturers' warranty. To make a warranty claim please contact us .


Can we use any of your chairs with any of your tables?

Our dining chairs and tables are made to a standard that gives the correct distance between the seat and table top, which ensures you are comfortable when eating. You can confidently purchase any of our chairs with any of our tables depending on your design preference and the number of people you wish to seat. However, to aid your choice we include some seating suggestions in the ’buy online’ section along side each table on our web site.

Why are there gaps between the slats of table tops?

To allow rainwater to pass through and not settle in puddles on the table surface.

What is Tenon and Mortise Joint in Teak Patio Furniture construction?


Tenon and mortise joinery

Simple and strong, the mortise and tenon joint has been used for thousands of years by woodworkers around the world to join pieces of wood, usually when the pieces are at an angle close to 90°. Although there are many variations on the theme, the basic idea is that the end of one of the members is inserted into a hole cut in the other member. The end of the first member is called the Tenon, and it is usually narrowed with respect to the rest of the piece. The hole in the second member is called the mortise. The joint may be glued, pinned, or wedged to lock it in place. Simple joint but works the best. To make it even better we make a hole which pierce from the top of Tenon through Mortise and goes to the other side of Tenon. A precise size of dowel is inserted in this hole which makes this joint even stronger.

Beautifully crafted from the World's finest timber, our Teak Garden furniture is exceptionally resilient and stands up well against the natural elements all year around. McGill Teak is committed to the Environment. We use only premium, Grade "A", forest cultivated, Teak wood from Indonesia. Be the first to own and enjoy this amazing furniture.

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