Re: What are 'teak' tables really made from?
It's plantation grown Teak, which is fine. The amount of lumber they buy, and the amount they pay their employees make it possible, but I doubt the manufacturer is making more than a couple of bucks profit off of each piece. But when you crank out 100,000 pieces of furniture a year, and your overhead is $0.02 per day....... If you could buy 60,000,000bf of Oak, I bet you could get it for less than your local lumber wholesaler too.
ETA: And it costs about the same to ship 5,000Lbs. of raw lumber across the ocean as it does to ship 5,000Lbs. of deck furniture.
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