History of the Teak Steamer Chair
At first glance the Steamer Chair looks similar to an outdoor patio lounger, however on closer inspection you will see that it is fitted with brass hardware and that the actual design of the steamer is all mortise and tenon. This essentially means Rock Solid construction with rust proof fittings. It all dates back to the early 1800's when the wealthy and priviliged traveled via steamer ships. There was need of deck furniture that could withstand the eroding effect of the salty waters and the incect and mold attack from the constantly humid climate.
Benifits of using Teak Materials
Teak wood is an extremely dense course grained hardwood. A common fact about the characteristic of teak is its durability. The high level of resinous oil present in the timber helps to act as a natural insect repellent making the wood highly resistant to rot caused by fungal decay or attack by termites and other wood boring insects keeping your steamer chair and your other teak furniture solid and beautiful for many years.
A solid Investment
Teak furniture is an investment that will last your lifetime. For those of you who prefer teak, the majority of teak found on the internet is made of solid plantation grown teak and normally offers a mortise and tenon construction with solid brass fittings. This ensures a lifetime of maintanence free ownership.
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