If you're stumped as to what to get your friend or loved one for the holidays, consider ordering teak furniture directly from a Thai home decor store online. While teak furniture is readily available in some countries, it is still a hard-to-find treasure in others. But don't worry; you can easily order furniture on the Web without hassle. The key is to find out what type of furniture your loved one needs and then order from an established Thai decor website.
What is Teak?
Teak furniture is made from wood that comes from a tropical hardwood birch called the teak tree (also known as tectona). The places that produce the most teak trees are Indonesia, Philippine, India, Malaysia and Myanmar. Often referred to as the hardest wood in the world, teak trees have the ability to bend, but not break. Therefore, they can withstand weather elements and high winds. Teak wood resin contains an oil that makes it highly resistant to water and moisture.
Teak furniture is extremely durable, with a rich wood color and satin-like smooth finish. It can be used indoors or outdoors. There are park benches made of teak wood in Europe that have been in use for more than 100 years! Those who own the furniture can keep the wood looking new by applying a coat of teak oil once a year. Or, the furniture can be allowed to age naturally over the years, gradually turning it to a beautiful grayish tone.
Types of Furniture
When seeking a Thai decor holiday gift, find out what type of furniture your loved one wants or needs. Does she need a new China cabinet, a bedside table, a lamp table for the living area or some patio chairs? There are teak beds, chairs, bars, tables and cabinets to fit any style. Also, determine the color that would fit best in your recipient's home. Teak wood varies from light to dark brown.
Gift Wrap Ideas
Whether ordering small or larger pieces of furniture, have the items delivered to your home first. Then gift-wrap or use large bows to make the furniture look like a gift before delivering it to your recipient. If the recipient lives miles away, consider having it shipped directly to her door with a special holiday greeting card.
Furniture is a holiday home decor gift your loved one won't soon forget. You'll be the talk of the Christmas party, with everyone wondering how you obtained such a great gift! Also, don't forget about other Thai interior decor gift ideas. Some Thai decor websites sell many usable items such as silk pillowcases, kalagas (custom wall art), artificial flowers, teak lamps, candles, vases and more. Browse the selection and see if you can't find luxurious Thai gifts for several loved ones.
Start shopping early on for the best holiday deals on Thai home decor gifts, and allow plenty of time for shipping when ordering from Thailand-based retailers.
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