About Whitecap Teak Products
Our teak is produced in the same factory in Thailand that has been supplying the North American market for over 40 years. Whitecap teak products are produced from the finest teak lumber certified by the government of Thailand as harvested from managed forests.
Teak is one of the world’s most desired hardwoods. Teak’s naturally high oil content makes it incredibly durable. Teak resists warping, rotting, termites and other insects. Teak will last for decades. Teak can withstand the most extreme weather conditions including salt, sun, snow and rain. Not only is teak durable, it’s beautiful to see and touch. Its intricate grain patterns and color variations make each piece unique unto it’s self. There are no other hardwoods that can match the soft, warm, silky feel of teak that comes from the rich oil contained in the wood.
Whitecap teak products are made from kiln dried, fully aged teak wood. To ensure strength and durability, each of our handcrafted products uses traditional assembly techniques, such as dove-tail and mortice & tenon joints. All screw fittings are countersunk and plugged. Only high-quality waterproof adhesive is used. Each item is sanded and finished by hand to a rich elegant luster. No other species or origins of wood are used in our products, nor are veneers. All our products are made of solid teak.
Care and Maintenance of Teak
Teak does not require any type of finish to maintain long life or preserve it’s surface. Teak can be left out in the weather all year long. When left unfinished, teak weathers in the elements to a silver grey color. It can be easily cleaned using a soft brush and some soap and water. Some prefer this look for exterior applications. To maintain teak’s rich luster, clean often with a damp cloth and apply Whitecap Golden Teak Oil. To restore weathered teak to a rich luster, clean with Whitecap teak maintenance products. Our 3-Step System cleans, brightens and preserves teak wood. These products are ideal for use on teak furniture and marine teak accessories.