The first plantations on the island of Java were planted by Dutch colonists and are not indigenous to Indonesia. Ocean Garden Furniture source only plantation teak (tectona grandis) which is grown and felled in an environmentally correct manner. A limited number of trees are allowed to be felled annually by the Indonesian government and an equal amount of reforestation is strictly controlled to ensure there is no detrimental effect to the natural resources of Java.
Ocean Garden Furniture only use Teak sourced from PERUM PERHUTANI forestry plantations which requires a re-forestation certificate directly from the Indonesian government.
We source the premium heartwood Grade A teak for our products, made of trees of not less than 80 years of age. We use the highest quality, close grained Javanese Teak which is naturally high in natural oil and rubber content.
We do not use inferior sapwood to manufacturer our furniture, this kind of teak is illegal and often used by retailers of cheap teak.
As part of our manufacturing process we then kiln dry the wood to a moisture level of between 12-14% to ensure the furniture will not crack or warp. This drying process can take weeks to ensure the wood is seasoned correctly.
Teak is one of the strongest and most durable of woods making it an ideal choice for outdoor furniture use.
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