The Ellery stool is made with handwoven tan leather and Recycled Teak, a raw aesthetic that is naturally beautiful. Each piece is handcrafted and embraces the natural grain & texture of the wood.
Made from Recycled Teak these pieces will have small patches, textures and imperfections that are all part of the process and add to their unique rustic character.
- Handcrafted In Java, Indonesia
- Made From Recycled Teak + Leather
- Dimensions 140cm W x 35cm D x 45cm H
A Little About Teak Timber
Teak is a very dense and oily wood. The natural oil present within teak wood offers it protection from pests such as termites. The oil also keeps water from seeping into the wood. For light cleaning, we recommend warm soapy water, or if needed a deeper clean a light sand could be necessary. If you would like to prevent marks and stains, please see below info for our recommended teak sealer.
Teak wood has a golden honey color when new, but after time it naturally fades into a light gray patina. This color change is only cosmetic and does not affect the strength of the wood. But if you prefer the golden color there are a couple things you can do to slow down the aging process.
Most teak furniture manufacturers recommend not using teak oil - we definitely agree! The wood’s natural oil is sufficient to protect it from damage. Teak oil is not actually the same as the natural oil found in the teak tree. It is just called “teak oil” for marketing purposes & is actually not good for the integrity of the wood.
We recommend instead to use a treatment with teak sealer such as Semco Teak Sealer if you'd like to maintain the natural honey colour. This is only needed once a year in order to effectively protect teak wood from color fade. And if later you decide to let the furniture fade naturally to grey, teak sealer treatments can simply be discontinued. After not applying sealer for a while, the wood will simply begin to age as before.
Since teak sealer is more effective at preserving the color of teak wood, and it only requires a few hours of your time each year to apply, it is recommended over teak oil.
Cleaning Teak Timber
Teak is very durable and will last for generations. It only needs some basic cleaning to remove dirt and to prevent external mold growth. You should choose a sunny day to clean your teak furniture so that it will dry faster. It is recommended to use a specially formulated teak cleaner such as Golden Care Teak Cleaner, which will clean and brighten the wood at the same time. Soapy water will also suffice for basic cleaning.