Teak is a hardwood that has the benefit of being easy to work with, in addition to its structural strength and durability. Because of those qualities, woodworkers have been making teak furniture for centuries. Teak wood grows in countries that have tropical rainforests, such as India, Thailand and Malaysia.
In addition to its reputation for durability, teak furniture is known for its rich warm color and satiny smooth surface. Due to its high oil content, teak wood is water repellent which also makes it resistant to insect infestation.