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A Teak Bench: The Perfect Complement To Any Outdoor Space
Are you searching for that perfect bench to set off your garden or outdoor space? Do you desire furnishings that can be both exquisite and durable? Do you want something unique, a spectacular piece of furniture that the neighbors will brag about? If so, you might find exactly what you are looking for in a teak bench.
Teak benches are highly sought after due to the beauty and durability of each piece. Made from the wood harvested from teak trees, a teak bench is naturally resistant to insects, warping, splintering and the elements. Teak is also unique in that it can withstand the elements year after year with virtually no maintenance. With teak, there is no sealing, no staining, and no finishing required. A teak bench remains sturdy, smooth and beautiful for decades.
And if that's not enough to make teak benches worth their weight in gold, each individual bench is crafted from only the highest quality of Javanese teak by highly skilled crafters and put together using mortise and tenon joinery.
Teak benches come in a wide variety of styles and can be the perfect addition to your garden, pool, walkway or entry way. No matter whether you prefer the intricately carved designs often associated with country French styling or the sleek lines of the Adirondack chair, you will find the perfect centerpiece or accent piece for your outdoor setting among teak furnishings.
Take for instance the Normandy teak bench created by America's leading manufacturer of teak furniture, Kingsley-Bate. This piece captures country French design and features an intricate, hand-carved motif of a hummingbird and trumpet vine.
Another teak bench, also made by Kingsley-Bate, that is a favorite among consumers is the teak version of the well-known Lutyens bench. This style of bench can be seen often in the beautiful, formal gardens of England. Identified by its romantic flowing lines, the Lutyens teak bench is the perfect addition to any garden.
Are you looking for something more casual? Teak benches with simple, but elegant designs may provide you with that perfect look you've been searching for. You can choose from styles including Adirondack, Chippendale and Derby, just to name a few.
While a teak bench is a little more expensive than outdoor benches made out of other materials, it is well worth the cost. The lack of maintenance required and length of time that teak furniture retains its beauty and durability make it a better buy over the other options.
For decades, teak benches remain immune to rot and warping under the severest of weather conditions including rain, snow and sun. In fact, after a few seasons of weathering, a teak bench will turn a beautiful shade of silver and remain as smooth as ever.
So treat your teak bench and teak furniture like an investment. Expect to spend anywhere from $500 to $1,500 initially, but at the same time, expect large returns when it comes to the beauty, durability and enjoyment that will be yours when you buy teak.
Jennifer Akre is a successful business owner of numerous outdoor and indoor furniture websites site such as http://www.MoreThanTeak.com and http://www.SimplyBenches.com. Her sites offer product and information regarding teak bench styles, teak furniture crafted by America's leading manufacturer Kingsley-Bate and other outdoor and indoor furniture for your home or garden.
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Landscape wallpaper can be a great addition to your computer's desktop. Since most of us always have our PCs running, it is refreshing to see a beautiful masterpiece on the display when the computer is not in use. You may even be able to download landscape screensavers as well.
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