With the barbecue season well underway, and summer just around the corner, now is the perfect time to treat yourself to some beautiful garden furniture. If you want something that will look the part and last the course, then you need look no further than reclaimed teak.

Here we take a look at why reclaimed teak is ideal for making outdoor furniture, and tell you everything you need to know when choosing the right furniture for your garden....

Family-proof furniture, with style

Teak wood is known for its natural beauty and durability. Its strength and versatility mean that it has been used to make a wide range of different things over the years, from railway cars and bridges, to ship decking and buildings.

Originating in Indonesia, teak is a hard-wearing wood with a distinctive natural grain and an abundance of natural oils and rubber, which make it strong, enduring and resistant to rot, infestation and warping, as well as the rigours of family life – and also the great British weather!

It is this durability and resilience which makes reclaimed teak the perfect choice for outdoor furniture. Unlike other woods, teak furniture does not need painting or varnishing, and it can safely be kept outside all year round.

At Raft, our garden furniture includes a range of stunning tables, chairs, sofas and benches, in a variety of shapes, sizes and styles to suit any outdoor space.

Teak garden chairs – comfort and elegance

First, let’s make sure you’re sitting comfortably. Raft offers a range of garden chairs which celebrate the beauty of recycled teak, while allowing you to relax and enjoy your garden in style.

If you’re looking for craftsmanship and comfort combined, the curved lines of the Kamala chair offer a beautiful and intricate design, with all the support you could need. The Kamala is available in natural teak or dark teak.

Perfect for relaxing in the garden, the beautifully rounded seating of the Lotus garden chair will allow you to recline in style.

Whether you’re dining al fresco, or in the conservatory, the Oasis chair provides all the comfort and stability of a quality dining chair, combined with the natural elegance of recycled teak.

If you’re looking for a simple, elegant design, the Rhode chair offers clean, modern lines – while the wide wooden slats really showcase the beautiful patterning of teak. The Rhode range is also available as a comfy lounge chair, and a stylish carver, all in a choice of natural teak or dark teak.


Teak garden tables – clean, modern lines

Whether you’re enjoying a family get-together, or sharing a coffee with friends, the clean lines and simplicity of our Eden range offer a modern style statement with a natural flourish.

The simple slatted design of the Eden dining table and matching low-level Eden coffee table serve to highlight the naturally rich grain of the 100% reclaimed teak, and will help to turn any garden into an outdoor paradise.

And for a marriage made in heaven, why not team them up with the Eden garden bench?


Teak garden sofas and benches – a touch of luxury

When it comes to relaxing outdoors, with our range of benches and garden sofas you can do this in comfort and style.

With its beautifully curved arms, the Primrose garden bench is elegance itself, while the weatherproof seat cushion will ensure that you can relax in real comfort.

Meanwhile, the Primrose garden sofa offers an added level of luxury. It comes complete with comfy seat and back cushions – which are also water repellant should the weather do its worst! Our Primrose range is available in a choice of natural teak or dark teak.

A perfect partner to the Lotus chair, our Lotus bench boasts the same beautiful curves and comfortable recline and will add a touch of style to any garden.

And finally, for the ultimate combination of style and luxury – our Terrace Loft Modular Unit. Its stunning slatted teak arms make a real style statement (and a handy place for popping your summer read), while the plush cushions and footstool invite you to just sit back and relax. In fact, this piece was so popular we have customised it to work indoors too!

At Raft, we are world experts in working with 100% reclaimed teak. We use our own state-of-the-art solar kilns to improve the longevity of our teak, before crafting it into beautiful, quality pieces of furniture which you can enjoy now and in the years to come. You can view our full range of garden furniture here.