Take A Look At Teak
In the damp soils of the deep hardwood forests of Indonesia, China and Myanmar, tall rod-like trees peek their rounded leaves above the canopy. The trunks look bundled as if they are working together, and seemingly bind themselves in order to reach the nutrient-rich sunlight.
These great stalks of the forest are called teak. The bundled appearance is simply how they grow — and do they ever grow!
Teak is a hardwood. With the silica it contains, the wood can dull most sharp ends. Luckily, it isn't dense enough to make it impossible to work with when shaping into furniture.
What makes teak home furnishings stand out are the wood oils that allow the furniture to be exposed to natural elements, with little to no help from staining or coats of varnish. These oils also make the wood pest and termite resistant. It's an amazing hard and nature-resistant wood, making it an ideal material for outdoor furniture.