Mon, Thu, Fri: 12pm-6pm
Sat & Sun: 11am-5pm
831 SE MLK Boulevard
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 539-0296
carolina@loveteak.com

If left untreated, teak wood, also known by its Latin name Tectona Grandis, has a life expectancy of 35 years. This dense grained hardwood is impervious to the effects of snow, rain, sun and ice and has for centuries withstood the test of time when used as key components in shipbuilding. The high level of resinous oil and rubber content in teak also acts as a natural parasite repellent making it virtually immune to rotting, and will last you generations without any special treatment. When left untreated, teak will gracefully weather to a beautiful silver gray color.

Our Teak

The marketing of “Brazilian Teak” or “African Teak” has caused confusion in the marketplace as there is only one Teak; Tectona Grandis. Other woods, including Shorea, Cedar, Nyoth and other “teak like” imitations do not have the same longevity as teak.

Construction methods have as much effect on a furniture’s longevity as materials used. All our furniture is kiln dried, a process which is vital to prevent the furniture from warping and cracking. We use precision mortise and tenon joinery, with all joints additionally reinforced with solid teak pegs or stainles steel screws for lasting strength. Folding joints are complemented with stainless steel castings. In addition each piece of furniture is first machine sanded, and after construction hand sanded to the highest specifications for a smooth finish.

We only select teak wood from ecologically managed plantations, Perum Perhutani, on the island of Java. Perum Perhutani is the principal plantation forestry operation in Indonesia, and is responsible for regulating the number and size of trees which can be felled. These regulations ensure protection of forest vital to our ecosystem.

Batyline-Mesh

Batyline® is made by a French company, Ferrari, and is widely used in premium outdoor furniture. Batyline® is an extremely durable and high quality material consisting of a polyester fiber covered by a coating of PVC, making it nearly impossible to tear. It is 100% synthetic and resistant to rot and mildew. It is highly resistant to UV radiation and fading. It can withstand temperature extremes, ranging from -30C to 70C. It is an ideal material to be used near swimming pools or other aggressive environments with chlorine or salt water. Sagging is minimal as it has a maximum stretch of 3%. It also has a “memory” – it will slowly regain its original shape after it has used, especially when placed out in the sun. Batyline® has 7 advantages:

  • Perfect Aesthetics
  • Unparalleled stability
  • Very easy upkeep
  • Remarkable deterioration resistance
  • Full safety guarantees
  • Eco-design and 100 % recyclable
  • A quality and certification approach