Why Thai Teak Furniture is the Best for Outdoor Living?
Thai teak furniture is considered to be the highest quality of wood furniture for outdoor use in the world. Thailand has a very unique climate pattern. The pattern is categorized by two extremes. Summers can be very hot and dry, while the winter months can bring extreme cold to the region. Thailand is also a very mountainous country, and it is not uncommon for the higher altitudes to experience droughts during the extreme summer heat. To sum it up, the area does not receive a lot of rainfall throughout the year.Quality teakwood can only be found in a few spots worldwide, as explained by Finto Antony, Assistant Research Scientist at Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The University of Georgia: “The location and climatic conditions where the tree grows makes a drastic difference in the proportion and formation of heartwood. Teak, scientifically known as Tectna grandis Lf., is a tropical hardwood species native to southeast Asia (India, Malaysia, Thailand and Burma). This species grows in moist tropical climate having rainfall of 1500-2000 mm with a marked 3-5 months dry season. Though teak can withstand high moisture than above, the quality of wood might be poor (color, texture and density) due to fast growth rate.”It is important to note that most of the teak furniture in the American marketplace is from countries other than those listed above.