Spa Teak Furniture
Create in your home the luxurious comfort of spa style, with teak furniture from Spa Teak.
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So you see a great BIG Sale on spa style teak shower benches, and you want one or two or three, but you don’t have a clue where you might use them?
But, as always, I have an answer for you.
Teak Shower Benches make great flower stands or plant stands in the garden room. They’re absolutely amazing in the sun porch, or on the deck. And, well, hey… You can use one in the shower too!
Teak Shower Benches – they come in handy in every room of your home.
How difficult is it to add a teak bench to my shower or bath?
Turn your bathroom into a relaxing retreat from the stresses of daily living with a spa teak shower bench or stool with minimal effort! Your bench arrives with the top and shelf already assembled. Easy-to-understand instructions accompany each bench, along with a packet of screws and little wood dots to seal the screw holes. Within minutes of your bench’s arrival, you can have a beautiful seat for relaxing in your shower or bath.
Which size bench will fit in my shower? In my bath?
To answer this question, you will need a tape measure or yard-stick to measure the width and depth of your shower or bath.
Teak shower benches and stools come in eighteen inch, twenty-four inch, thirty inch, and thirty-six inch lengths. Longer length benches tend to be a little deeper across the seat. Check the dimensions of the bench or benches that you’re interested in, then measure the dimensions of your shower and/or the width of your bathtub. A shorter width (18 or 24 inch) stool or bench will fit in a tub or narrow shower enclosure.
Can I use spa teak shower benches elsewhere besides in my bathroom?
Certainly! A corner teak shower bench and spa teak shower stool with shelf would make a fantastic nightstand for in the bedroom or occasional tables for in the living room, or on the deck or patio. A 36-inch spa teak shower bench can also be used as a coffee table. Teak benches and stools stand up well to water and weathering, and work well while looking beautiful in a garden setting or by a pool.
The best teak shower benches and stools are created by master craftsmen in Jepara, Indonesia from teak grown on carefully managed plantations.
If every teak shower bench could talk, they would tell you quite a story of their adventures in getting to your door!
First, teak trees have to grow for twenty-five years on a government-managed plantation near Jepara, Indonesia before the tree-girth is wide enough and the grain of the wood is dense enough for harvesting and curing.
The teak plantations and the city of Jepara are near an active volcano that sometimes erupts. There are also frequent earthquakes and seismic events because the island of Java is located in the Pacific ‘Ring of Fire.’ Typhoons, the Pacific Ocean equivalent of hurricanes, and tropical storms that sweep in across the open sea.
Teak trees are very sturdy, and don’t mind the earthquakes or the volcanic eruptions. They’re tougher than the high winds of a typhoon! But oh, the stories they could tell us!
Sometimes the teak wood even has to wait for a bit while the master craftsmen clean up after these occurrences before they can go back to work crafting their beautiful masterpieces, but while there may be a few delays, nothing stops the story of teak from continuing on!
Once the teak has been harvested and cured, master craftsmen turn the teak into beautiful teak shower benches and stools.
An American warehouse places an order with an exporter in Jepara. The exporter books passage for the order on a cargo ship bound for Florida, and the teak shower benches and stools are on their way!
The voyage across the Pacific, through the Panama Canal, and through the Caribbean Sea takes weeks. Tropical storms, typhoons, and hurricanes can delay the ship, or force the captain to take a longer route, but the teak benches and stools stay safe and snug in their shipping containers until they arrive in port.
At the port, they’re unloaded and taken through customs, where they are turned over to a representative from the warehouse. At the warehouse, the teak benches and stools are unpacked and checked for defects before being shipped via UPS to your door!
Teak is very beautiful and durable, and it’s the best choice for shower and bath seating, but obtaining a quality teak shower bench or stool takes a little time.
Our patience is rewarded with a timeless beauty that even the best photograph barely captures!
We would have preferred to talk about happier things here, like how several new shipments had arrived, and how we had lots of benches in stock again at the warehouse. We were even updating our inventory listing!
All of that made us happy, HOWEVER…
In the previous few months we had customers buy a number of benches that were out of stock (and clearly marked on the product pages as out of stock), who then reconsidered their purchase when we contacted them to note that due to their purchase being out of stock, it was going to take longer than the usual time for them to receive their benches. And they all asked for refunds.
While we wished to keep our customers happy, processing payments that only resulted in full refunds cost us money in processing fees.
We did not mind issuing full refunds where our product (or service!) was clearly at fault, but we didn’t wish to do it when the customer could clearly read that the item was out of stock–but chose not to.
We wanted to be sure that we encouraged our customers to read the information on the product page before placing an order, so that they knew they were being given the opportunity to buy now and wait longer for deliver, or hold off on purchasing until our products were once again in stock.
We also wanted to cover our costs of doing business in the event that a customer made an impulse buy, and then changed their minds and stuck us with the processing costs from the transaction.
So we decided to charge a restocking fee per order, only on orders canceled before we had any opportunity to fill them.
There is a beauty to many types of wood; the luster that comes from careful planing, sanding, and buffing, but among woods, the beauty of teak is unique.
The fine, narrow grain, the exceptional smoothness of the wood after finishing, the way well-cared-for teak glows in a beam of sun that picks out tiny flecks of color in the wood; all of these characteristics are unique to teak.
Not only is teak wood beautiful when newly finished, but it ages beautifully too. When it sits out in all weathers or is constantly exposed to water, it ages to a lovely silvery gray while losing none of the properties that make it such a sturdy, water-resistant wood.
It’s easy to keep your teak shower benches and stools looking lovely, too; mix up a salt scrub with one cup rough salt and one cup water, rub down your teak bench with the salt scrub, rinse, and let dry. This method of cleaning protects the fibers and natural resins in the wood, and prolongs the life of the wood.