Patio Port Hardwood Furniture
About Our Hardwood (Merbau) Furniture
Our manufacturer specializes in teak patio furniture and has more experience than any other company in the field. They manufacture to a "higher standard" when compared to most other teak patio furniture manufacturers. They make our furniture from kiln dried first grade plantation grown teakwood (Tectona Grandis) from the legal sources in Indonesia and use only marine grade brass and stainless steel fittings. They assemble our furnitureusing the traditional method of mortise and tenon joints with teakwood dowels.
They are the main and first hand source for retail stores, wholesalers, and even importers in teak patio furniture, so our furniture is built with pride and confidence. That is why we are so confident that our products will last for generations - our teak furniture actually improves with age.
Recently, due to the rising prices of teak manufactured furniture, they have sought another wood that coulfd fulfill most of the same qualities as teak, but at a more reasonable price. Their answer, Merbau, which is a popular timber for joinery applications in Europe and Australia. Its grain and growth rings figure together, and with its dark red-brown color it gives it a very attractive appearance. It has proved suitable for high class joinery including door and window frames and facades. The timber is also used for interior paneling, strip and parquet flooring and other decorative uses. Merbau is a very hard timber with a truly special beauty.
Recently it has been used very successfully for creating beautiful, durable, outdoor furniture. Stained with a light oil, it has proven itself to be superior to most other woods on the market for outdoor use. That is why we, at Patio Port, have recently added this furniture to our quality outdoor furniture line. It even comes with the same quality guaranty that we proudly use on our Teak furniture line.
Our 100% Product Guarantee
Should you not be satisfied with any of our products, just let us know and we'll make it right. Within 30 days, we'll gladly replace it, refund your money (excluding delivery and restocking charges*) or credit you for our other items. Even after 30 days, our items may be exchanged for the same product or for merchandise credit.
All of our teak products are manufactured, assembled, inspected, unconditionally guaranteed, and shipped within 6-9 business days. The products are shipped boxed or crated by either ground or truck freight. All teak products arrive fully assembled or as an assembled kit - as described on our "product" page. You will also be notified and provided with a tracking number as soon as the product is shipped.
Items weighing over 100 pounds and shipped by truck freight must have a residential delivery surcharge (lift-gate fee) added. For your protection we have pre-paid this charge wherever it is required.
More Information About Merbau
Merbau is a popular timber for joinery applications in Europe and Australia. Its grain and growth ring figure together with its dark red-brown color to give it a very attractive appearance which is suitable for high class joinery including door and window frames and facades. The timber is also used for interior paneling, strip and parquet flooring and other decorative uses. Merbau is a very hard timber with a truly special beauty.
OTHER COMMON NAMES
Ipil, Quila, Lumpha, Lumpho, Tat-talun, Vesi.
Indo-Malayan region, Philippines, Indonesia, Australia and western Pacific islands.
Good appearance and typically free of defects. Heartwood is yellowish to orange-brown when freshly cut, darkening to medium to dark red-brown on exposure. Sapwood is pale yellow, sharply defined from heartwood. Liable to stain in contact with iron and bleeds in wet conditions, so recommended for outdoor use. The surface is smooth, glossy and coarse-textured. Grain varies from straight to interlocked or wavy. One of the distinctive properties of this wood is that the surface of the boards may have yellow flecking in the pores; thus, when finished, the wood may appear almost flecked with gold, producing a ribbon figure on radial faces.
DENSITY AND BUOYANCY
Janka hardness is 1925, 49% harder than Red Oak (1210 Janka). Average weight is relatively heavy at 50 lbs./cu. ft. Specific gravity is .68, making this wood fairly buoyant.
DRYING AND SHRINKAGE
Dries well and fairly rapidly, stated to be lacking in resilience. Low movement and shrinkage.
This wood gums saw teeth and dulls cutting edges, so sawing is difficult. Carbide tools recommended. It sands and finishes well and has good holding ability. Contact with moisture or iron and ferrous metals can stain the wood black.
Heartwood durable with little degrade. It has excellent dimensional stability and is highly resistant to termites.
Highly impermeable, does not require any preservative treatment.
Suitable for paneling, flooring, furniture, decorative woodwork, cabinets and millwork.
This Asian hardwood is ideal for projects that demand high quality. It ranges in color from yellow to orange-brown when freshly milled, and bronze to dark-red upon exposure to light. Some pieces may contain yellow deposits in the pores, which creates an attractive gold fleck when finished.
- high durability and stability
- hardness rated 49% higher than northern red oak
- moderate color variation
- sands, nails and finishes well
Standard and custom sizes available in flooring, paneling and mouldings.
- 4/4", 5/4", 8/4" thickness
- 4" and wider
- 6' and longer, up to 18'