Enjoy the Amazing Benefits of Sustainable Teak Furniture

The realization that the world is consuming resources at an alarming rate has led to an awakening and the spread of the green revolution. Not too long ago, only a handful of people were concerned about using eco-friendly and sustainably produced products. The story is different today because the improvement of information channels has led to the world being very connected and whatever happens in one corner of the world has an impact on the other end of the globe. Teak wood furniture production has raised a lot of concern from environmental groups and consumers regarding the sustainability of its production process. With a high demand due to its superior performance and quality, teak wood is considered as one of the best furniture materials. In case you are thinking of purchasing a wooden bed, wardrobes and any other home furniture, teak is your best option.

Benefits of Teak Furniture

Teak wood is durable in all weather and in particular very good for outdoor furniture. It can be kept outside all year round and still maintain its good quality. It also has a very authentic and appealing look that makes it a favorite of many. In addition, it is very easy to clean and requires minimal maintenance because of its tough nature and resistance to termites and other destructive pests. Although teak is slightly more expensive than other types of quality furniture, it is worth the extra investment. Having a wooden bed, wardrobes and a dressing table made from teak gives your bedroom classy look. The outstanding quality of this amazing wood is that its beauty increases with age.

Sustainable Production of Teak Wood

Most of the commercial teak grows in the dry, hilly areas of Southeast Asia. There has been a misconception that this hardwood product is mostly sourced from natural forests. The good news is this perception is not true; you may lie comfortably and enjoy resting on your well-deserved teak wood bed. This is because teak wood happens to be one of the most sustainable wood products grown commercially in farms located in Southeast Asia. Some of the sources of commercial teak wood such as Indonesia follow strict regulations that limit the number of trees that can be harvested per year. The rules also set the number of trees to be planted per year to ensure that the wood will be available for generations to come. The involvement of the Indonesian government and the local population has worked well to give the local tree farmers a good source of income. These tree farms support thousands of families around the Java area.

Some furniture producers have taken to the recycling teak wood previously used for railroad ties or in the construction of buildings. This recycled and timeless hardwood makes its way into homes across the world. As a consumer you may want to play your part by asking for proof of origin before making a purchase. Purchasing sustainable teak furniture produced from areas with proper controls ensures teak production is done responsibly. This concern has been brought about by the emergence of teak from other areas such as West Africa that is not matured and has been logged illegally. Once you purchase a wooden bed, wardrobes or any other quality teak furniture that is certified, you will have played your part in sustaining the product.

Cheryl Lim works at Scanteak – a renowned brand that sells beautifully designed and lasting teak furniture in Singapore and around the world.  At Scanteak, we pride ourselves on 39 years of crafting Teak, a prized tropical hardwood, into furniture of timeless, classic designs. Our Scandinavian ideology maintains that furniture should complement our lifestyles, so that we’ll always have time for the things that truly matter – friends, family, and feeling at home.


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