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WHAT'S SPECIAL ABOUT TEAK FURNITURE?

WHAT'S SPECIAL ABOUT TEAK FURNITURE?

When it comes to selecting your barbecue its very important to understand your style and flavor of cooking! What does this mean? Well for most Australian backyards the common stable is steaks and snags with some grilled vegetable, so in that case there will be no need for any specialized grills such as smokers, spits or charcoal barbecues. You will be able to stick with the traditional LPG/Natural Gas Barbecue.

 

Although if share the passion of the low and slow method of cooking your meats, then you’ll be wanting to consider buying a smoker and/or a charcoal barbecue with a hood.

 

But wait?! What if you want to be grilling 80% of the time but want to also want to smoke every now and then? Then buying a charcoal grill allows you the flexibility for increasing the heat to be able to grill your steaks but also, you’ll be able to lower the heat to slow smoke your brisket!

 

A perfect go between product is The Big Green Egg!

Teak is one of the most popular timbers for outdoor furniture – and for good reason. Known for its beautiful golden hue and weatherability, our diverse range of East India Teak furniture is not only stylish and comfortable but also long-lasting.

BUILT TO LAST

The durability and weatherability teak are renowned for are all because of its unique naturally occurring features. Teak is a dense tropical hardwood and is one of the only timbers that are rich in natural oils and resins. This makes teak uniquely resistant to water and extreme weather conditions, pest-repellent and safe from decay, making it the perfect choice for your outdoor furniture.

BEAUTIFUL AND TIMELESS

Teak not only lasts a lifetime but is also stylish and timeless. When exposed to the sun, with time, your teak furniture will mature into a silver-grey patina. So, whether it be its honey hue or its elegant grey, teak will always be a beautiful addition to your outdoor space.

 

Teak furniture is also resistant to rust, unlike other timbers that begin to degrade with contact to metal. With East India’s stainless-steel fittings, rest assured your teak furniture will last for decades to come.

Low Maintenance

Once you buy a teak piece, you virtually won’t have to worry about your furniture again! Teak can be left outside untreated and uncovered, only needing an occasional wipe-down with soapy water.

 

More information can be found below on how to care for your teak outdoor pieces.

PRODUCT FEATURES

Before you go to buy a barbecue its very important to consider your available area for your barbecue. As apartment living has become increasingly more common, it is not advisable to purchase a 5-6 Burner BBQ as getting the barbecue up to your floor will be a mission and a half and then the space available on your balcony may not allow for the barbecue to fit comfortably.

 

In an apartment situation a product such as the Beefeater Bugg is perfect! Its small enough to not be a hassle to move around, and its large enough that it can easily cook for 6+ people without having to do multiple cooks. Otherwise if you own or rent a home with a sizeable backyard space availability may not be an issue.

 

Although you may have the space that DOES NOT mean you can have the barbecue in that space. This is for indoor/outdoor areas! It may seem to be a good idea to put a barbecue in your undercover area so you can entertain rain, hail or shine but you MUST HAVE the right ventilation!

 

 

CONSTRUCTION
METHODS

Using machine-made mortise and tenon joints alongside stainless steel fittings, East India Teak is heavy weight, with extra thick construction to ensure the furniture is long-lasting.

HANDWOVEN
WICKER

For our East India wicker pieces, the natural-looking synthetic wicker is used and is handwoven from highly durable UV-protected HDPE which is 100% recyclable, insensitive to temperature differences and resistant to weather conditions.

Stainless Steel Hardware

The stainless steel fittings in all our East India teak furniture collections are used to ensure a rust-free experience, strength and longevity.

Sustainable & Ethical

East India Trading is against illegal logging and is proud to be one of the first in Semarang to gain accreditation, guaranteeing a chain of custody from the teak plantation to you.


Any enclosure in which the appliance is used shall comply with one of the following:

 

- An enclosure with walls on all sides, but at least one permanent opening at ground level and no overhead cover. (figure 1)

 

- Within a partial enclosure that includes an overhead enclosure and no more than two walls. (figure 2 and 3)

 

- Within a partial enclosure that includes an overhead cover and more than two walls, the following shall apply. (figures 4 and 5)

 

- At least 25% of the total wall area is completely open.

 

- At least 30% of the remaining wall area is open and unrestricted.

 

- In the case of balconies, at least 20% of the total of the side, back and front wall areas shall be and remain open and unrestricted.

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR TEAK FURNITURE

When you are purchasing a barbecue there are some basic must have you should consider.

STAINLESS STEEL TYPE

What kind of Stainless Steel is your barbecue made from? There are 3 main grades of Stainless Steel 406, 304 and 316. 406 is cheaper but will rust quickly if unkept, 304 can withstand corrosion from most oxidizing acids.

 

That durability makes 304 easy to sanitize, and therefore ideal for kitchen and food applications. 316 is perfect more marine environments as it lacks iron in the steel making in even more resistant to rusting than 304 grades.

FLARE UPS

How does the barbecue deal with flair ups? A good deal reduces flair ups by redirecting grease away from the burners and into an easily cleanable grease tray or cup.

 

A poor design could cause fat fires inside your barbecue which can be extremely dangerous!

Maintenance

Ease of Maintenance is extremely important as this is what will greatly impact the life span of the barbecue.

 

You need to seriously consider how easily can you clean the grease try and

Although teak furniture is very low maintenance in comparison to other timbers, it is vital to clean and care for your teak, especially in Australia’s ever-changing climate. It is also important that when purchasing teak furniture, you first decide if you want to maintain the original honey brown or allow for your Teak to develop a silvery grey colour.  

  • Cleaning
  • Weathering
  • Oiling

Cleaning

To clean your teak furniture, occasionally hose or wipe it down with fresh water. Do not spray the furniture with a high-pressure hose as the pressure can erode the surface of the teak. For stubborn stains, use a mild solution of bleach or detergent with water and a soft brush. Once the furniture is cleaned, rinse it thoroughly to get rid of all the cleaning solution and dirt residue. This method works for both your weathered and oiled furniture.

 

Weathering

Over time, teak ages to a silvery sheen and acquires ‘checking’ or small cracks in the wood during the weathering process. Both these features are completely cosmetic and do not affect the overall durability and strength of the furniture. If you don't mind the silver patina of aged teak, simply clean the furniture with a soft bristle brush or sponge. Water spots and other discolouration may occur during the weathering process, but these marks will even out with time.

Oiling

If you prefer to maintain teak’s golden colour, we recommend you use Clear Sadolin Hardwood Oil. It is important you choose ‘Clear’ as your colour choice of Sadolin Oil as it doesn’t change the natural shade of the teak and leaves a beautiful satin finish.

 

Clear Sadolin Hardwood Oil will absorb into the surface of the teak to provide protection against the harsh UV. You will have to reapply the oil every 2-3 months if the furniture is exposed to weather and water, as the rain will wash it out, and if not reapplied, will turn begin to turn grey. If the furniture is undercover, the oil will last longer so reapplication is only needed every few months.

 

An option for a longer lasting outdoor oil is Sikkens 077 HLSe. However, although this is a more durable oil, it will make the teak appear more golden and have a glossier finish. But it lasts 9-12 months after three coats.

FEATURED ITEMS

Lombok 4 Piece Collection

$3,108.00

Lombok 5 Piece Collection with 2 Seater Sofa

$3,627.00

Lombok 5 Piece Collection with 3 Seater Sofa

$3,929.00

East India Montego 5 Piece Dining Setting

$1,652.00

East India Montego 5 Piece Dining Setting with Benches
   

$2,907.00

East India Montego 7 Piece Dining Setting

$2,939.00

East India Alexander White Wash 9 Piece Dining Setting
 

$5,304.00

East India Kingston Extension 9 Piece Dining Setting

$3,627.00

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When you are purchasing a barbecue there are some basic must have you should consider.

STAINLESS STEEL TYPE

What kind of Stainless Steel is your barbecue made from? There are 3 main grades of Stainless Steel 406, 304 and 316. 406 is cheaper but will rust quickly if unkept, 304 can withstand corrosion from most oxidizing acids.

 

That durability makes 304 easy to sanitize, and therefore ideal for kitchen and food applications. 316 is perfect more marine environments as it lacks iron in the steel making in even more resistant to rusting than 304 grades.

FLARE UPS

How does the barbecue deal with flair ups? A good deal reduces flair ups by redirecting grease away from the burners and into an easily cleanable grease tray or cup.

 

A poor design could cause fat fires inside your barbecue which can be extremely dangerous!

Maintenance

Ease of Maintenance is extremely important as this is what will greatly impact the life span of the barbecue.

 

You need to seriously consider how easily can you clean the grease try and

BUILT TO LAST

The durability and weatherability teak are renowned for are all because of its unique naturally occurring features. Teak is a dense tropical hardwood and is one of the only timbers that are rich in natural oils and resins. This makes teak uniquely resistant to water and extreme weather conditions, pest-repellent and safe from decay, making it the perfect choice for your outdoor furniture.

BEAUTIFUL AND TIMELESS

Teak not only lasts a lifetime but is also stylish and timeless. When exposed to the sun, with time, your teak furniture will mature into a silver-grey patina. So, whether it be its honey hue or its elegant grey, teak will always be a beautiful addition to your outdoor space.

 

Teak furniture is also resistant to rust, unlike other timbers that begin to degrade with contact to metal. With East India’s stainless-steel fittings, rest assured your teak furniture will last for decades to come.

Low Maintenance

Once you buy a teak piece, you virtually won’t have to worry about your furniture again! Teak can be left outside untreated and uncovered, only needing an occasional wipe-down with soapy water.

 

More information can be found below on how to care for your teak outdoor pieces.

PRODUCT FEATURES

CONSTRUCTION METHODS

Using machine-made mortise and tenon joints alongside stainless steel fittings, East India teak is heavy weight, with extra thick construction to ensure the furniture is long-lasting.

HANDWOVEN WICKER

For our East India wicker pieces, the natural-looking synthetic wicker is used and is handwoven from highly durable UV-protected HDPE which is 100% recyclable, insensitive to temperature differences and resistant to weather conditions.

STAINLESS STEEL HARDWARE

The stainless steel fittings in all our East India teak furniture collections are used to ensure a rust-free experience, strength and longevity.

Sustainable & Ethical

East India Trading is against illegal logging and is proud to be one of the first in Semarang to gain accreditation, guaranteeing a chain of custody from the teak plantation to you.

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR TEAK FURNITURE

Although teak furniture is very low maintenance in comparison to other timbers, it is vital to clean and care for your teak, especially in Australia’s ever-changing climate. It is also important that when purchasing teak furniture, you first decide if you want to maintain the original honey brown or allow for your teak to develop a silvery grey colour.  

CLEANING

To clean your teak furniture, occasionally hose or wipe it down with fresh water. Do not spray the furniture with a high-pressure hose as the pressure can erode the surface of the teak. For stubborn stains, use a mild solution of bleach or detergent with water and a soft brush. Once the furniture is cleaned, rinse it thoroughly to get rid of all the cleaning solution and dirt residue. This method works for both your weathered and oiled furniture.

Weathering

Over time, teak ages to a silvery sheen and acquires ‘checking’ or small cracks in the wood during the weathering process. Both these features are completely cosmetic and do not affect the overall durability and strength of the furniture. If you don't mind the silver patina of aged teak, simply clean the furniture with a soft bristle brush or sponge. Water spots and other discolouration may occur during the weathering process, but these marks will even out with time.

Oiling

If you prefer to maintain teak’s golden colour, we recommend you use Clear Sadolin Hardwood Oil. It is important you choose ‘Clear’ as your colour choice of Sadolin Oil as it doesn’t change the natural shade of the teak and leaves a beautiful satin finish.

 

Clear Sadolin Hardwood Oil will absorb into the surface of the teak to provide protection against the harsh UV. You will have to reapply the oil every 2-3 months if the furniture is exposed to weather and water, as the rain will wash it out, and if not reapplied, will turn begin to turn grey. If the furniture is undercover, the oil will last longer so reapplication is only needed every few months.

 

An option for a longer lasting outdoor oil is Sikkens 077 HLSe. However, although this is a more durable oil, it will make the teak appear more golden and have a glossier finish. But it lasts 9-12 months after three coats.

FEATURED ITEMS

East India Montego 5 Piece Dining Setting

$1,652.00

East India Montego 5 Piece Dining Setting with Benches

$2,907.00

East India Montego 7 Piece Dining Setting

$2,939.00

East India Alexander White Wash 9 Piece Dining Setting

$5,304.00

East India Kingston Extension 9 Piece Dining Setting

$3,627.00

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