Teak is not throwaway furniture. Its natural oils are the secret weapon that protect against weather, pests, and deterioration–and make the hardwood the top choice for durable outdoor furniture. It’s also the most expensive wood. If you’re looking for an outdoor dining table, buy teak if you want it to last a lifetime.
For this installment of our new Gardenista 100 guide to the best outdoor furniture and accessories of 2015, we’ve rounded up our favorite teak dining tables–round, square, trestle, and farmhouse styles:
Above: A teak Djuro dining table from Skargaarden.
Above: From Scandinavian design house Skargaarden, a 79-inch teak Djuro Trestle Table has a slatted top and is $2,700 from Horne.
Above: Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek, who typically manufactures his furniture in a studio complex on the edge of Eindhoven (about 75 miles south of Amsterdam, has enlisted Indonesian suppliers to make his teak collection, including a Plank Table in Teak available in two sizes from The Future Perfect.
Above: A Plank Table in Teak (available in two lengths, 47 and 98 inches) is available at prices ranging from $1,783 to $2,813 depending on size from The Future Perfect.
Above: From Les Jardins, a 78-inch-long Teak Stafford Extension Table is extendable to 96 inches with a table leaf (included); $3,944 from All Modern.
Above: The Teak Stafford Extension Table has a pullout panel pulls at the end of the has a built-in leaf.
Above: From venerable UK-based teak furniture maker Barlow Tyrie (known for its high quality products); a 59-inch Monaco Dining Table is $1,499 at Didrik’s.
Above: Danish design house Skargaarden is known for high-quality, heavy duty outdoor furniture that stands up to the weather in Scandinavia. We like the simple symmetry of the four-legged Djuro Round Dining Table; 43 inches in diameter and $1,800 from Horne.
Above: A Buckingham Premium Round Table from Westminster Teak measures 72 inches in diameter and comfortably seats eight; $2,425.
Above: From Danish designer Povl Eskildsen for Gloster, a folding Teak Square Table measures 63 by 63 inches and weighs 110 pounds; for more information and pricing, see Gloster.
Above: The Bristol Square Table folds for storage and transport.
Above: Added to Barlow Tyrie’s line of outdoor teak furniture last year, a 68-inch-square Linear Dining Table is $3,099 at Didrik’s.
For more, see:
- High/Low: 5 Teak Classics.
- 10 Easy Pieces: Round Wood Outdoor Dining Tables.
- How to Refinish Household Teak.
- World’s Best Outdoor/Indoor Teak Furniture.