Quick Update: A Teak Shower Bench for Your Bathroom

Filed Under: Design Ideas, Outdoor Furniture

spa_bench_teakDoes your bathroom need a little pick-me-up? If a full scale renovation is not in your plans, consider adding a touch of high-end spa luxury with a long lasting teak spa bench.

Teak spa benches come in many sizes and can be the perfect accessory to add a touch of natural warmth to a stark, modern bathroom. They work equally well in more traditional surroundings, and add a place for you to rest bath accessories, or even a leg, when shaving in the shower as well as a place to sit.

When shopping for a wooden shower bench, make sure you are buying authentic teak. The qualities of teak wood make it the only choice for a shower bench. The durability of this wood is in part due to the oils it contains which make it impervious to rot in damp environments – like your shower.

Take a look at some images from Houzz to see how designers have utilized teak shower benches in their bathroom design. Then, shop our selection of authentic teak shower bench styles to fit your bath.

Asian-Inspired Teak Shower Bench

Contemporary Bathroom by Ottawa Architects & Building Designers Southam Design Inc

The Asian inspired teak shower bench is a perfect complement to the spare, contemporary style of the bathroom pictured above, and works great in the large, glass-enclosed shower. See our version of this bench here.

Corner Teak Shower Bench

When space is limited, try a corner teak bench. With time, unfinished teak will weather from the original natural honey color to a silvery grey finish like the one pictured here. Click here to see our corner teak spa bench.

Teak Bench with Storage Shelf

Contemporary Bathroom by San Francisco Architects & Building Designers modern house architects

Whether inside the shower or out, we can all benefit from a little more storage space. Pick a bench with a storage shelf like the one pictured above and use it to store towels for a truly spa-like feel. See one of our top picks here.

Want to see more? Click here to shop all of our Teak Spa Bench styles online now.

Hot Gifts for the Grill Master

Filed Under: Grilling


Have a Grill Guy or Gal on your gift list this year? The outdoor cooking category is hot this year with loads of new accessories and innovative products to delight BBQ and ceramic smoker fans. If you have a loved one who loves to cook outdoors, take a look at these hot gift ideas.

A Cast Iron Wok

cast iron wok for grill or smokerOne of our top selling grill accessories is this cast iron wok by Kamado Joe. Originally invented in China for the purpose of cooking over a charcoal fire, a cast iron wok makes a perfect grill accessory for the outdoor cooking aficionado on your list. While fans of healthy cooking can certainly use this tool to make healthy vegetable dishes, the fun does not end there. Campers and BBQ fans alike have discovered the Wok’s usefulness for a variety of other outdoor cooking adventures including fajitas, scrambled eggs and even popcorn. This heavy cast iron model will expand your outdoor cooking repertoire dramatically and last a lifetime if properly cared for.

Buy our top selling wok by Kamado Joe online at AuthenTEAK.com today.

A Pizza Stone


pizza stone for bbq grillThe Pizza Stone is a must-have grill accessory these days. This cooking tool extends the versatility of your grill or smoker by creating crowd pleasing – and kid friendly – pizzas with a delicious coal-fired flavor you can only get by cooking outdoors. But it doesn’t stop there. Use your pizza stones to cook quesadillas or warm tortillas to go with your Mexican style cook out. Then, put a sweet finish on your outdoor feast and use it to bake cookies on the grill. With a little creativity, the possibilities are endless. And delicious!

This 13″ pizza stone by Primo will work on your grill or smoker and can be purchased at AuthenTEAK.com.

The LooftLighter

charcoal grill fan gift

Have you heard of the Looft Lighter? This innovative Swedish-made device can get your charcoal or wood fire lit in 60 seconds or less with no harmful chemicals, and completely eliminates the need for rolled up paper, matches, chemical additives or any other fire starters.

Tired of having to wait till the lighter fluid burns off before you can start cooking? This handy BBQ accessory will completely eliminate the need for accelerants in your campfire or charcoal grill for a healthier – and quicker – cook out.

Learn more about the LooftLighter and take advantage of our special price this month at AuthenTEAK.com.

A Remote Digital Thermometer

remote thermometer grill guy gift

Cooking with an outdoor smoker tends to be an all-day affair. You can bring your chef back indoors during the cold months with the gift of a remote digital thermometer. Get alerts on the receiver when your grill gets too hot, or your meat is at the perfect temperature with this device which works at up to a 300 ft range. This means more time inside watching the game on TV while your meal cooks to perfection in the backyard.

The Primo Digital Remote Thermometer allows you to program multiple timers and has a back lit LCD screen for use at night. Order it today from AuthenTEAK.com here.

A New Grill or Smoker

The ultimate gift for your grilling and smoking fan? An upgrade! Come into our showroom where our expert staff can assist you with all your outdoor cooking needs from smokers and standalone grills to fully built-in professional outdoor kitchens. We carry the best brands in the industry, including Lynx, Alfresco, Primo, Kamado Joe and Weber.

Plus, stop by our showroom this month and take 20% off all in-stock Weber Gas grills.