Teak’s known for being one of the kings of outdoor hardwoods. It’s strong, durable, and is full of natural oils that gives it resistance to rot, insects. It’s also able to regulate temperature to stop it from getting too warm in summer and too cold in winter, meaning its less likely to move or splinter.
Even though teak’s naturally practical for outdoor life, we always protect exposed timber with our treatment oil, IsoGuard®. Think of it as an invisible defence barrier not just from the elements, but from spills like water rings or accidental hose pipe squirts.
Teak & the silvering process
All teak will weather over time though, fading from a honeyed brown colour to pale silver. You can slow the process down with certain teak oils, but it’s easier and nicer to embrace it as part of its natural character. You can read the story of silvering here.
The construction of Stanway’s teak base isn’t just about looks. It means you have room to fit your legs under easily without anybody being sat between a table leg, and with the plinth being a nice place to rest your feet.