Our Odawa reclaimed teak and sling arm chair is a marriage of modern design and reclaimed materials. It has a recycled teak frame and outdoor durable sling mesh seat and back.
The design is very contemporary with a Scandinavian influence.
Characteristics of reclaimed teak:
Reclaimed teak is a natural and unique teak product which is intentionally designed to have a rustic appearance. This appearance may naturally change over time and is not considered a defect.
Typically, the teak is reclaimed from old teak houses, therefore the timber can have an aged appearance.
Some of this ageing is natural while some may be accentuated at time of manufacture.
This type of teak is chosen for its unique quality – an aged, rustic appearance. It is not intended to emulate new straight grained teak timber. Its special quality lies in its imperfections. Small cracks, knots and other imperfections are characteristic of this type of wood and contribute to its character. Similarly, minor wood bowing is also considered normal and not classed as a defect.
So every piece of reclaimed teak furniture has its own character and structure. Small inlays can be used to fill up minor existing imperfections and give the product a naturally aged look. Due to natural wood expansion and contraction, there can be cracking of glued joints. This is a natural characteristic and adds to the character of the table. This process is considered normal and will not affect the structural integrity of the table.
Teak wood is a natural material and fine cracks in the end grain of components, e.g. legs and laminated tops, may appear due to changes in temperature and humidity and the consequent change in moisture content of the wood. Small fissures will open in the end grain, this is known as checking. This is normal, especially in heavier components and it will not affect the serviceability of your furniture.
Left to age naturally outside, teak will gradually change from its original colour to a soft, silver-grey as the pigments in the surface layer of the wood begin to fade away.
We recommend that you allow your teak furniture to weather naturally this way and simply clean thoroughly once or twice a year with Teak Cleaner to remove accumulated dirt.
Teak - Tectona Grandis
Reclaimed teak wood has been lathed to shape and assembled in to an attractive frame.
Outdoor mesh is used on the seat and back for compliant comfort and durability.
Teak: No particular care is required, unless if you want to keep the dark brown hue. In this case, regularly oil the table with a suitable high quality teak wood stain/preserver.
If dark, black patches develop on the teak surface, this is due to the growth of mold on the table. This can happen if the table is in an area where there is a lot of tree growth and mold spores are present in the air. If the table stays wet for a period of time, the mold spores can grow in these damp conditions. It is not a sign that the wood is rotting. Treatment can be effected by cleaning with a mild bleach solution. Alternatively, it can be sanded off.
Periodically clean the mesh with soapy water.
In case of manufacturing or material faults, Poynters will repair or replace this furniture free of charge within a period of 2 years from the date of purchase, for domestic use. Note that all damage caused by normal wear and tear, improper or unreasonable use or improper maintenance are not covered by this warranty. Unless otherwise stated, cushions are excluded from this warranty.