From everything from royal palaces to shipbuilding, teak wood has long been used and valued for its beauty, strength and durability. Teak wood has many natural attributes that make it the perfect choice for outdoor patio furniture. Oils and resins found naturally in teak cause it to be resistant to weather elements, and also fends off insects and pests that could harm it. It’s an easy wood to maintain, as the high oil content in it keeps it from being necessary to paint or waterproof it, and as the wood fades, it keeps a beautiful finish. For those people who prefer the original brown color of teak wood over the grey tones it will eventually fade to, a teak wood sealer can be applied. Whatever your choice, your teak wood furniture will be gorgeous for years to come!