British craftsman of the 18th century discovered what their Eastern counterparts had known for centuries, that teak has qualities unlike any other wood. Its abilities to withstand the rigours of adverse climate, yet weather attractively, make it the ideal choice for outdoor furniture. We use only premium quality teak and precise mortice and tenon joinery in the construction of our furniture. We have also incorporated into our designs the talents of superbly skilled wood carvers. This combination of quality material and craftsmanship provide you with garden furniture of exceptional style and durability.
TEAK is a beautiful and durable hardwood. It requires little or no care and will maintain its strength and attractiveness for decades. The furniture, when left ourdoors, will turn a beautiful silver-grey colour. This process takes about nine months, depending on the amount of sunlight and rain exposure. Our teak lasts for years without the need for oiling and staining. Heirloom furniture to pass on to the next generation.
Preservation of the Earth's ecological system is today a major concern. Indiscriminate deforestation of the Amazon basin and other rainforests has led to widespread suspicion by the public of those companines in the teak industry.
Kingsley-Bate leads the way in the garden furniture market...the first Australian company to use the Javanese teak exclusively in the manufacture of its furniture. All our teak is harvested from carefully controlled plantations, established in Indonesia by the Dutch in the mid 19th century. The Indonesian Government allows the felling of a limited number of trees each year and ensures that an equal amount of reforestation takes place. Many other companies claim to use plantation-grown teak from other countries, but only the plantations of Java ensure replanting polices are followed.
As a result of this effort, Kingsley-Bate has received the SMART WOOD certificate from the Rainforest Alliance. This certificate is an assurance that our product is made only from a renewable source.