Teak furniture

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CurlyStrawsRock Tue 08-Sep-20 17:50:50

Has anyone bought teak furniture? I’ve found a teak tv stand I love but it’s raw teak so unsure of how to best look after it or if we need to treat the wood?

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WhoWouldHaveThoughtThat Wed 09-Sep-20 08:38:31

You may not need to do anything as teak has a natural oil, although there is a product called 'teak oil' which can be used but may be unnecessary.

CurlyStrawsRock Wed 09-Sep-20 09:04:24

Thanks @WhoWouldHaveThoughtThat that’s good to know! We do really like this tv stand after looking at billions of them online and in shops haha!

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8catsisnotunreasonable Thu 10-Sep-20 07:17:16

Hi @CurlyStrawsRock, definitely get some teak oil! Our house is Scandi/60's styled and full of teak, so I speak from experience 🤣 You won't need to oil it often, once or twice a year possibly, but central heating is terrible for drying teak out. Don't use polish on it or wax - wax will turn it a darker colour and possibly make it patchy ☹️Enjoy your teak 👍🏼

CurlyStrawsRock Thu 10-Sep-20 07:20:43

Thanks @8catsisnotunreasonable will the oil change the colour of the teak?

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8catsisnotunreasonable Sat 12-Sep-20 11:23:39

Sorry, didn't spot your response! No, it just feeds the wood and brings out the natural colours in it. It also disguised little scratches....

themummyway Sun 13-Sep-20 18:24:42

I'm looking for some reasonably priced teak furniture... any suggestions? x

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8catsisnotunreasonable Thu 17-Sep-20 09:55:50

@themummyway , depending on your style, vintage is incredibly good value in some parts of the country. I'm not sure about modern, hopefully OP can advise you about sources?

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