Teak: Sustainable, Strong, and Stylish

Teak: Sustainable, Strong, and Stylish

Teak is elegant and durable and makes great-looking furniture. In this one-hour course you will discover the unique properties of teak and important factors to consider when assessing quality teak furniture.
This presentation will explain the growth process of plantation teak trees and various programs designed to conserve and develop this important natural resource. In addition, we will assess design considerations and the cleaning and maintenance of teak furniture. We will conclude with a question and answer session.

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Identify the natural benefits of teak that make it an ideal material for outdoor use
  2. Describe how plantation teak is a renewable resource
  3. Explain the three factors affecting the success of teak plantations
  4. Recognize how forestry management certification and legality issues influence plantation-grown teak
Provided By: 
Available Regions: 
Continental US
Design Category: 
(12) Furnishings
AIA Course Number: 
None
IDCEC Course Number: 
107644