Differences Between Finished And Unfinished Teak Furniture I
Fine-Sanded Teak Outdoor Furniture
If you buy your furniture fine-sanded, it will exhibit the natural color of the wood coupled with the raw natural texture of the teak grain. When fresh, the untreated timber is a very pleasant yellow-brown-olive color. If your furniture will be used under a shelter and away from a lot of natural sunlight, over time, six months to a year, the wood gradually becomes a darker shade of brown. If the furniture is left outdoors, the effects of the sun’s rays will “bleach out” the timber’s natural color gradually turning it a soft silvery grey color called “patina.” Think of the color of the unpainted shingles covering the sides of a traditional Cape Cod cottage.
This patina gives teak furniture a distinctive appearance. Many people find the silver-gray color resulting from this natural aging process very attractive. They believe it enables the furniture to blend well with many outdoor environments and decorating schemes. Teak furniture in its natural state is easily maintained and needs no treatment to provide many years of attractive, durable service. This is as easy a maintenance schedule as it is possible to get!