Not all synthetic wickers are the same, good quality synthetic wicker should be (1) firm (2) never brittle and (3) colour fast. One way to test the quality of outdoor wicker furniture is to squeeze or grip the woven materials. Good quality outdoor wicker should be firm, yields slightly when sit on, but always revert back to its original form immediately after the weight is removed.
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Do you know A-Grade Teak is used by many top end carmakers such as Rolls Royce to make the decking on the back of the car?
A-Grade teak is rich in natural oils that repel water and make it virtually immune to rotting. It also possesses a dense grain structure, which makes it tough and hard-wearing. As it ages, the fine and dense grain also allows the timber to remain smooth to touch (unlike other wood that can become rough over time).
When purchasing outdoor furniture, there are specific questions that you should ask. The answers to these questions will help you determine the cost-effectiveness, longevity, and eco-friendliness of your potential investment. We will show you how to ask about timber, warranties, accents, and purchasing options.
10. What type and grade timber is it?
Since different types and grades of timber weather differently over the years, it is important to know what your outdoor furniture is comprise of.
At Wintons Teak, we carefully plan how to use each log - it’s the first step in our process. After cutting the log, according to plan, we remove all knots, checks, shakes and other natural wood defects that may affect the quality of the furniture.
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