Why We Love Luxury Reclaimed Teak Furniture

August 10, 2023
Why We Love Luxury Reclaimed Teak Furniture

Why we love Luxury reclaimed Teak Furniture

At Design Warehouse we love the look of beautiful reclaimed teak wood furniture, which lends an air of organic warmth and a delightfully rustic vibe wherever you set it. Perfect for creating a luxe boho or Spanish farmhouse vibe, our customers can’t get enough of our recycled teak wood dining tables, patio chairs, benches more, and for so many reasons.

What exactly is reclaimed teak?

Reclaimed teak is teak wood that has been used previously, which has then been carefully repurposed into beautiful timber with a rustic, aged feel and just so much character.

Often teak is reclaimed from flooring, large structural timbers and commercial buildings, which means that the reclaimed wood is taken from larger format pieces that allow it to be transformed into all kinds of luxurious and solid furniture. The teak that we use in our reclaimed furniture is originally from old growth trees in Central Java, so you can rest assured that our wood is top quality and from a reputable source.

Why choose teak for outdoor furniture?

Teak as a premium material for outdoor living has a long and impressive history. It has always been the premium natural material for anything exposed to moisture, UV rays, or otherwise harsh environments, as its dense oils allow the wood to resist inclement weather, temperature changes, and damaging pests.

It will easily outlast other natural materials like other hardwoods and softwoods, and as aforementioned, continues to look beautiful while performing. There are century-old marine teak park benches dotted all over Europe made from dismantled ships – a sure fire testament to the durability of the much-loved wood!

How is the teak used for Design Warehouse pieces reclaimed?

The teak reclaiming process includes cleaning, planing and sanding by our high quality craftspeople in Indonesia, after which the true natural character of this elegantly charming wood come through. We finish the process by making sure the final product is uniformly complete and looks amazing, and in some cases we even kiln dry the wood, to ensure consistency. Our customers love the end result for so many reasons, and we love how much our reclaimed teak pieces have been embraced by interior designers and top landscapers too.

Some of our favourite teak pieces

Sutherland outdoor teak and rope relaxing chair clay graphite - angle view

Love the mid-century aesthetic? The Sutherland Outdoor Teak and Rope 3-Seater Sofa is a simple, stylish piece with an almost Scandinavian feel that looks just as beautiful in modern beach houses and urban oases. The aged teak frame has slender slats of wood moulded and configured into a beautifully soft-looking shape, wrapped with the highest quality of outdoor rope and then dressed with rounded edged Sunbrella® cushions. Add a Sutherland Outdoor Teak and Rope Relaxing Chair or two for a setting you quite simply won’t want to leave.

The Boxx Teak Bench is a handsome and solid teak piece that just could be the perfect accompaniment to your outdoor dining table or as a standalone accessory for the garden. Featuring solid teak construction, this robust, statement-making bench is equal parts rustic with a modern edge thanks to the cross angular leg design, and built to be loved for a lifetime.

Effortless mix of form and functionality

For a truly organic vibe, grab one or two of our Oro Organic Accent Tables in black or natural for an effortless mix of form and functionality. Adding an organic and earthy vibe to any outdoor living space, the Oro Organic Accent Tables are beautifully carved from the teak tree root and trunk for a piece of art created by nature itself. Either three or four legs are carved as a part of the table, or added to make the table more secure. These tables are perfect when placed next to lounge chairs, loveseats, or sofas, both indoors and out, and also in commercial use for boutiques and other retail spaces.

A great choice if you are dressing a cosier outdoor space, the luxurious Lodge Distressed Teak Outdoor Loveseat is part of our timeless, effortlessly cool Lodge Collection. Designed to be at home in a lodge, on an apartment balcony or in your back garden, the entire Lodge Collection is solid and boxy, its chunky feel designed to emulate unique one off pieces of handcrafted furniture. Naturally it comes dressed with Sunbrella® cushions, for a luxe finishing touch that is never a chore to care for.

Boxx Reclaimed Teak Outdoor Dining Table - Angle View

Last up, if you’re looking for an outdoor dining table and rustic and intimate is your style, the Hunter Reclaimed Teak Dining Table is a beautiful choice. Made from hearty reclaimed teak wood, it looks beautiful and is strong as well. The teak is smoothed out and beautifully crafted, and if left unfinished will age over time to a soft, silvery hue. We love the character and rustic charm of reclaimed teak as it evolves, and the imperfections and grain of the wood are the things that make this table so unique and stunning. A hugely popular piece with good reason, we think that Hunter looks handsome in any setting.

hunter reclaimed teak bench closeup view

Warm days and nights deserve to be spent in complete comfort and style. If you’re thinking about creating your very own al fresco oasis and love the look of reclaimed teak, we can help. If you have more questions about any of the above, don’t hesitate to call us or drop into our Parnell showroom today. Our pieces come fully assembled and can be picked up, ready to go from our distribution centre. Alternatively, we can ship your new pieces to anywhere, using our astute delivery service.
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Design Warehouse has been manufacturing and supplying luxury outdoor furniture to architects, designers, landscapers, hotels, resorts and private residences for over 25 years, so when we say we know what’s best for outdoor style… you can rest assured that we have the knowledge to back it up.