With its charming center arch and classic slat style, the Jewels of Java Teak 5 ft. Geneva Bench will create a warm and welcoming atmosphere on your patio. Contoured seating and smoothly sanded armrests provide extra comfort as you soak in the sights, sounds, and smells of the great outdoors. Perfect in the garden or lining a backyard path, this durable bench is skillfully crafted from the finest teak wood. This bench's sturdy construction and mortise and tenon joinery enhance the strength already inherent in this ideal outdoor wood. Able to withstand years of outdoor use, this inviting bench can also make a rustic, natural accent for your sitting room, entryway, or indoor porch. Dimensions: 60L x 26W x 3H inches. Product weight: 53 lbs.
More about teak wood: Teak wood is universally recognized for its quality, durability, and beauty. Teak is a very hard, densely grained wood with a high oil content. The unique combination of these characteristics makes teak naturally resistant to moisture, rot, warping, shrinking, splintering, insects, and fungus. It is considered the ideal wood for outdoor furniture.
This high-grade teak comes from plantations in Indonesia, and the manufacturer is proud to work with Perum Perhutani, the state-owned agency responsible for managing the conservation of the Indonesian teak forest. They ensure that no tree is harvested unless another is planted to replace it. The wood is then kiln dried and constructed with mortise and tenon joinery, creating furniture to last a lifetime.
Teak is a hardwood of choice for durable outdoor furniture. It requires little or no care and will last for many years. Initially, teak is a golden brown color. This color is derived from the natural oils in the wood. Exposure to the sun will naturally dry the oils and change the color to a silvery gray. This process can take 6 to 12 months, depending on the amount of exposure to the elements. As the weathering process occurs, you may notice small cracks (often called "checking" in the furniture), and the grain may rise slightly. This is normal and in no way affects the stability and integrity of the wood. The only maintenance your furniture requires is a periodic cleaning with a soft bristle brush and mild detergent (laundry detergent and water) work well. There are commercially available teak protectors and teak oils. Jewels of Java does not recommend any particular brands and does not warranty the use of these products. Use them at your discretion. Jewels of Java does not recommend Teak Oil for outdoors use. It significantly increases the maintenance of your furniture.