teak-furniture-3Teak is the ultimate hardwood for outdoor use. Our teak furniture is plantation grown and procured from government regulated sources in Indonesia.The teak is kiln dried and air dried to ensure proper moisture content. All hardware is zinc coated steel which is brass plated.Steel pins are used instead of wood dowels to provide stability and strength. Our teak is polished at the factory using the wood’s own natural oils to achieve a bright finish.

Care information:

You can let your furniture weather naturally to a natural grey patina finish. Or you can oil the teak once or twice per year with any teak oil or linseed based product. This will help maintain its original color. Do not oil your furniture during the first 2 months of use.

This will allow the furniture to cure and regulate the moisture content before oiling.Do not use any sealant products such as polyeurethane. Teak wood, like all wood species, expands and contracts when there is an extreme change in temperature.This can create minor “cracks” or “checking”. This is not a defect and is inherent with any natural wood product


vintage aqua sofa sectional
Vintaga sofa, couch, davenport — whatever you call that large piece of seating in your living room that seats two to 10 comfortably — for those of us in the retro-sphere, a fantastic vintage couch can be both the crowning piece of  living room decor and a place to spend many leisure time hours. A while back — we asked readers to upload their prized 1940s, 1950s or 1960s vintage sofas — today we will look at just a few of 219 vintage sofa photos uploaded — like this Florida reader’s aqua mid century sectional with two built-in laminate-topped side tables and a triangular corner back table…and…er…a giraffe? This reader must surely have a wild side. And we say: Bring it on! Let’s take a look at 15 more vintage furniture delights –>

Vintage sofa sectionals

mid century vintage sofa sectional orangeAbove: These readers had just moved in to their new place –but already had picked out a prominent place for their prize possession — their amazing orange mid century sofa sectional.

mid century sofa sectional I’m loving the clean lines of this vintage sofa sectional that reader Mark purchased.  He was then able to get it reupholstered for just $50 by his cousin at a family rate. It now sits proudly in their rumpus room. Those orange bolster pillows really are a nice touch, don’t you think? (more…)

retro-end-tableIkea is no stranger to taking inspiration from their vintage design archives — which we explored discovered in our story about their 2012 PS collection. This time, instead of simply being influenced from the past, they have revived it. Their new LOVEBACKEN side table is a nearly exact replica of the 1956 model the LOVET. This table was one of the first flat pack pieces that Ikea manufactured, a practice that is told to have started when the Lovet’s designer Gillis Lundgren removed the table’s legs in order to fit it into his car.

ikea-lovbacken-tableThe LOVEBACKEN table went on sale in U.S. stores this summer, retailing for $59.99. With features like a distinctive grain pattern in the veneer top and plastic feet that protect against scratched floors, this mid century design revival would be a welcome addition to any retro or modern home — at a very affordable price.

From the Ikea Family Magazine:

In 1956, the LÖVET side table began the flatpack revolution when IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad and designer Gillis Lundgren unscrewed its legs so they could fit it into a car. Now it’s back, renamed LÖVBACKEN. ‘It’s good to delve into the treasure chest of our design history,’ says Peter Safranek, Living Room Range Communicator. ‘It’s classic ’50s design. The leaf-shape top, angled legs… It’s a beauty.’

You can read more about the history of this design and see vintage catalog pictures in the story about Ikea LOVEBACKEN on the Daily Mail’s website.

mid-century-end-tableMega thanks to Facebook follower Carole for tipping us off to this story!

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