“Gold Standard”

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Spring_TrendTeak is quite possibly the “Gold Standard” for high quality outdoor furniture. It is renowned for its inherent longevity and resistance to rot, timber termites and pests. Additionally outdoor teak furniture can withstand the elements in relatively extreme conditions.  Teak wood can be easily worked and developed into many different styles of furniture, and allows designers and manufacturers to incorporate sinuous lines and details such as the fine embellishments of the Kingsley Bate Sea Island collection. New teak furniture has a rich, golden color that can be preserved with Teak Cleaner and Teak Protector, or can be left alone to develop a beautiful silvery patina as a result of exposure to UV rays.

Fun fact: In the 19th Century the British predominantly used Teak Wood to build ships for the Royal Navy.  Although at that time ideas such as repurposing and recycling were not as popular as today, British Naval crews tore apart decommissioned ships and reclaimed the teak to build benches for public gardens and parks.  Many of those benches are still “in commission” today, over 100 years later.

UMBRELLA MANIA!

Filed Under: Design Ideas, Outdoor Umbrellas

Sun Garden Umbrella

Everyday we receive calls from all over the country inquiring about umbrellas. People are very serious about doing their research before purchasing anything these days. Times are tough and before a dollar is spent people want to know if they are spending wisely. AuthenTEAK offers Treasure Garden, Sun Garden, Shademaker and other top umbrella brands. Treasure Garden, in my opinion, is the best in the business with a great price point. There are literally thousands of size and color combinations available in the Treasure Garden product line. Many people have questions about which umbrella size should be used. A 9′ umbrella is most appropriate for up to a 60″ round table and chairs, an 11″ round for larger size tables. If you want more coverage around a 60″ grouping a 8′ x 11′ rectangular umbrella is really appropriate for rectangular tables up to 86″ or as a free-standing umbrella over deep seating or chaise lounges.
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Treasure Garden Shademaker

The most common questions we are asked is “How long will an umbrella last?” This is a hard question to answer but it will depend on how well you take care of it. I have had customers call and say, “My umbrella broke! I left it open and with the snow pile on top it just snapped the pole!” I’m thinking HELLO!! That poor umbrella didn’t stand a chance. Take care of your umbrella and it will give you many wonderful years of shade service. A quick tip I tell all our customers that purchase outdoor umbrellas is to never leave an open umbrella unattended. Storms can “pop up” quickly so make sure to lower it when not in use. Utilizing an umbrella cover will also prolong the life of your umbrella and protect it from the elements in the winter and from the sun. There are several choices for canopy fabrics. The Sunbrella Acrylics are the best and will last the longest. Paying a little more for a higher grade fabric is a wise decision if you plan to have it for awhile. Treasure Garden also offers a replacement canopy if you ever want to change your decor or feel the need to replace what you have. Check out our website www.authenteak.com to see all of the manufacturers and options for a array of custom, as well as, quick ship umbrella options. Hope to see you soon!!!

Father’s Day Sale

Filed Under: Grilling, Outdoor Furniture

With Father’s Day just around the corner, now is the time to save and buy the best gifts any great dad would love. AuthenTEAK is having a huge Father’s Day SALE! Sure, your dad will be happy to have any gift from you…but I’m sure he has enough ties and greatest dad t-shirts! Give something that will keep giving year-round to the whole family! Make dad feel special and crown him the GRILL KING! AuthenTEAK is offering 10% off all hammocks, adirondack chairs, and grill accessories. We are also having a HUGE WEBER GRILL SALE! 10-20% off all in-stock (in-store) Weber Grills. 
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pD4zmvi5mD4?rel=0&wmode=transparent]American-made Weber Grills are the most recognizable grills in the world. From trusted charcoal grills to smokers and high-end gas grills, Weber makes a grill for everyone. Weber believes that grilling should be as fun as it is flavorful and has been dedicated to that standard since 1952 when the first charcoal kettle was made.

Great Gifts for Dad

Great Gifts for Dad

Memorial Day Weekend Sale 2011

Filed Under: Outdoor Furniture

With Memorial Day just a few days away many people are getting ready for their outdoor parties. There’s an increasing trend to decorate patios, porches, gardens, lawns and backyards as an extension of the indoor living space. An outdoor living space allows you to enjoy the majesty of nature – the sunshine, the breeze, and the greenery. It is a great place to entertain large group of friends for a summer barbeque and for fun holidays. Choosing the right kind of outdoor patio furniture to match your available space, lifestyle, taste and budget is key to having the outdoor living space of your dreams.

This weekend Authenteak is having a great sale! This is the time to buy if you are looking to buy sets and large purchases. You can save a lot more during our holiday Memorial Day Weekend sale! With purchases over $2,500 you can save 10% off! For purchases over $5,000 you save 15%. Take advantage now and get all the things you wanted to complete your outdoor living space. Save time shopping and buy complete Kingsley~Bate sets now available at Authenteak.

Memorial Day Sale Outdoor Furniture

Save time and money with Authenteak's Memorial Day weekend sale!

Outdoor Furniture Made in America? Are you kidding? NO, I’M NOT KIDDING!!!!!

Filed Under: Outdoor Furniture
This Windham Metro Classic cast aluminum dining set, available at Authenteak, will add style to your outdoor setting.

This Windham Metro Classic cast aluminum dining set, available at Authenteak, will add style to your outdoor setting.

Some people think that nothing is made in America anymore, especially outdoor furnishings. That is true to a certain extent but there are choices for a consumer that prefers to support their fellow Americans who choose to compete in a marketplace among a world of global imports. Enter Windham Castings, one of the very few companies that have a niche in the American market. Based in Plains, GA and in business for over a decade, Windham has evolved as a leader and trend-setter in the business. Not only are the pieces manufactured in the U.S., they operate their own foundry in Plains. THAT’S RIGHT, they pour their own metal! What does this mean for the consumer? Shorter lead times, superior quality product, better customer service, quality and value. Windham pricing is extremely competitive to other cast aluminum lines of outdoor furniture. We invite anyone who is not familiar with Windham and their products to come to Authenteak for a chance to see in person the beautiful product they produce. Check out Windham

What type of outdoor furniture is right for me?

Filed Under: Design Ideas, Outdoor Furniture

Design Tips


We offer durable outdoor dining tables in just about every size, shape, material and style.

It is important to remember, whatever your choice, make sure you’re happy with what you get. Any good showroom salesperson will be able to guide you in the right direction if you communicate your needs when deciding what to buy. Everyone has their own personal style/taste. A few things to consider when shopping for furniture are what is the size of my outdoor area? Is the product I am drawn to the appropriate scale for the size of the space? Will the fabric choices I am making be something I will like 5-7 years from now? What about maintenance for the product I am considering? All of these questions should be well thought out during the design process of any outdoor project. Outdoor is the fastest growing segment of the furniture industry at the moment. The evolution of outdoor furnishings has become almost as vast as indoor! Hundreds of styles with thousands of options can keep you second guessing yourself. Be confident, be organized, stick to the plan and you’ll know you made the right decision. Happy Shopping!