Teak is one of the world's most desired hardwoods. Its naturally high oil content makes it incredibly durable. Teak resists warping, rotting, termites and other insects. Teak will last for decades. Teak can withstand the most extreme weather conditions including salt, sun, snow and rain. Because of teak's unique properties it has been the choice of mariners for centuries. Not only is teak durable, it's beautiful to see and touch. Its intricate grain patterns and color variations make each piece unique unto it's self. There are no other hardwoods that can match the soft, warm, silky feel of teak that comes from the rich oil contained in the wood. When teak is exposed to the year-round outdoor climate it will, over time mature to a silvery grey color. To preserve the rich golden finish and enhance the grain apply golden teak oil/sealer annually. Teak can be left out in the weather all year long. Whitecap teak products are made from kiln dried, fully aged teak wood. To ensure strength and durability, each of our handcrafted products uses traditional assembly techniques, such as dovetail and mortise & tenon joints. All screw fittings are countersunk and plugged. Only high-quality waterproof adhesive is used. Each item is sanded and finished by hand to a rich elegant luster. No other species or origins of wood are used in our products. All our products are made of solid teak.