Teak is more commonly found on the decks and patios of the world, being an extremely popular medium for outdoor furniture. The reason teak is so good for outdoor furniture is largely because of its natural oils, which protect the wood against the elements. If a wood has naturally protective oils, and also happens to be incredibly aesthetically pleasing, then surely it's the perfect candidate for contemporary indoor furniture? Ethnicraft thought so, which is why the were inspired to create such a refreshingly original range. Ethnicraft's oak is all solid european oak, where as their teak is from Indonesia. Indonesia is the perfect climate for teak and all of Ethnicraft's teak furniture is FSC certified, which means it is officially recognised as farmed from a sustainable source. The natural oils of the tropical hardwood make it perfectly suited for dining tables and coffee tables. A dining table isn't something which you should be looking to replace every few years, it should be something which lasts as long as its owner! The timeless contemporary designs, coupled with occasional light maintenance will ensure your teak dining table last as long as you'd expect. The unique oily surface of teak is the perfect material for Ethnicraft's simple contemporary designs. Historically, beautiful woods have been over-designed and, in a sense, not done justice. Minimal modern designs give aesthetically pleasing woods, such as teak, the perfect chance to shine. The nourished oily tone of solid teak is somewhere between the smooth, pastel tone of oak and rich, deep tone of walnut. Despite having a very natural appearance, teak works very well in contrast with contemporary designs and brushed stainless steel. One of the benefits of buying solid teak, as opposed to a veneer, is that it can be easily maintained, ensuring it will last. A small surface scratch of mark can easily be sanded out and re-oiled. The teak is exactly the same tone the whole way through, so sanding isn't a worry. This durability, coupled with the natural oils keeping moisture at bay, it is no wonder that Ethnicraft have created such a fantastic range of teak dining tables. The collection includes a number of extending dining tables, enabling you to tailor your dining room to the occasion. All of the extending dining tables have a concealed leaf which can be added effortlessly with the smooth-action mechanism.