But this is something Out & Out Original was determined to not be a part of.
All reclaimed teak used in their garden furniture started its life as sturdy construction material for houses in Indonesia up to 100 years ago.
The designer home and garden furniture specialists, who are based in South Yorkshire, produce teak patio furniture from teak salvaged from old houses that were being torn down.
This meant that the supply chain of the recycled teak used in the collections has no effect on the ecosystems in Indonesia and keeps the carbon footprint of the raw material to just processing and transport. But what about the final result, is it any good?
The sense of long history is evident in the recycled wood construction and is characterised by visible marks and scratches that all tell a tale of the teak’s previous life.
Tiny cracks are distinguishable as part of the natural fabric of the furniture but pose no quality concerns, and the natural tannins and anti-pesticide agents inherent in the teak prevent wood rot and make the recycled wood maintenance-
Teak will form a vintage silver patina on the surface as it’s exposed to sunlight over time. This is perfectly normal and for some connoisseurs of designer garden furniture it is a welcomed transformation which prove the wood’s originality.
Teak as a wood is the most premium option for outdoor furniture and trumps most other wood species for its durability. What we love about teak garden furniture is that it is maintenance-
So now you know the secret to sustainable outdoor living, do your bit to combat Indonesia’s deforestation and choose recycled teak furniture for your garden this summer. Visit the website at http://www.outandoutoriginal.com or call 0844 4171419 today to make your garden eco-friendly.