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Sam's Club Teak Furniture

hapsterhapster Posts: 7,431
Wondering if anyone has purchased any of the teak furniture from Sam's Club...

Just ordered a 3 piece bistro set and I'm thinking about ordering the 7pc deep seating set with the Sunbrella cushions.

Anyone have any feedback good or bad?

Thanks!

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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 9,038
    Is it solid teak, or some kind of finish, i. e. veneer, etc? Link?

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  • hapsterhapster Posts: 7,431
    caliking said:
    Is it solid teak, or some kind of finish, i. e. veneer, etc? Link?
    Links above... supposed to be solid teak
  • MJGMJG Posts: 393
    Nothing on the teak but the sunbrella stuff does fade.
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  • hapsterhapster Posts: 7,431
    MJG said:
    Nothing on the teak but the sunbrella stuff does fade.
    Thanks... I assume just about anything left outside will fade. Not so concerned with the fading as I am with how the sunbrella fabric holds up against wear.
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 22,191
    Teak fades to grey.  My sister had a huge teak collection of outdoor furniture around her pool and it all faded to grey.  You can mitigate that if you keep it oiled.  Looks fine when it's grey, but better when oiled.
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  • hapsterhapster Posts: 7,431
    Teak fades to grey.  My sister had a huge teak collection of outdoor furniture around her pool and it all faded to grey.  You can mitigate that if you keep it oiled.  Looks fine when it's grey, but better when oiled.
    I like the faded silver sheen look, just wondering about build quality and does it hold up. There are only a few reviews on Sam's site and I've been googling trying to find others to check before I pull the trigger on the big set
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 9,038
    That's a decent price if it's solid teak.

    +1 for oiling. We have a swing chair outside made of mahogany. Was fading after a year or so. Oiled it with pure tung oil and it looks great again.

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  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 15,676
    @hapster‌ I recently saw this set it looked to be well made.
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 22,191
    @hapster - it will hold up well, especially if you oil it regularly.  The joinery is the weak point.  I would think they used mortise and tenon construction.  If it's just metal fasteners, I'd avoid.
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  • hapsterhapster Posts: 7,431
    @hapster‌ I recently saw this set it looked to be well made.
    In person? They don't have it at any of the local clubs.

    @caliking I've read for teak that you should use boiled linseed oil
  • lilwootylilwooty Posts: 215
    hapster said:
    Teak fades to grey.  My sister had a huge teak collection of outdoor furniture around her pool and it all faded to grey.  You can mitigate that if you keep it oiled.  Looks fine when it's grey, but better when oiled.
    I like the faded silver sheen look, just wondering about build quality and does it hold up. There are only a few reviews on Sam's site and I've been googling trying to find others to check before I pull the trigger on the big set
    Build quality?  It says that it is constructed with mortise and tenon joinery.  That would imply that it is solid wood.  Mortise and tenon is the king of all woodworking joints, so I would say that it is put together pretty solid.

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 22,191
    Sorry, I didn't read it.  But I agree that's the best joinery. 
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 20,680
    i have an expensive teak rocker and some inexpensive teak tables, boxes, serving cart, they all have mortise and tenon but the big difference is the work they put into making one long/big piece of wood from two, those joints on the rocker have what looks like a 3 inch modified fingered dove tail with a huge amount of glue are compared to the inexpensive stuff. keep it grey, wipe once a year with a light solution water and bleach with a scotchbrite pad and it will last longer than if oiled. i buy my stuff when the pools are getting ready for winter closing, the stuff is always on sale in the fall at the pool places here
  • robnybbqrobnybbq Posts: 1,907
    Keep it oiled.  I used to have teak on one of my boats.  For the maintenance aspect of keeping the wood looking like "Brown" natural wood its allot of work of cleaning and oiled.  On the boats we used Semco (http://www.semcoteakproducts.com/semco_products.htm).

    I love the look of teak furniture just not the upkeep if kept out in the open.  I am sure they would last allot longer if they were not exposed to the sun/weather.

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  • We recently bought a slate top table (bar height) with six barstools from Sams and we are really happy with it. It was easy to assemble and very heavy. The crew at Sams on a Sunday morning put the top on top of my car using a forklift and the large box of stools went inside the car with all the backseats down. I strapped it down and drove home slooooowwwly! It only took four of us to off load that monster!! After I assembled the set I paid six giant basketball playing neighbors $5.00 each to lug it from my garage to my deck, worth every penny!

    I think if you oil that teek like the others say you'll be fine. Enjoy the set!!

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  • hapsterhapster Posts: 7,431
    Thanks guys...

    I like the idea of "not" having to work too hard to maintain it, I think the silver color is pretty good looking. Our deck is in full sun all day, and once the summer deck "season" is over, I would either get covers for each piece or just cover them with a tarp that has plenty of air flow. Everything I've read so far seems to indicate that letting it go silver is fine and cleaning it with mild soap and water should be all one would have to do it periodically.
  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 15,676
    @hapster‌ No. By the outdoor furniture they had a rep I spoke to with a catalog. I was really looking for a monster umbrella for the egg table. If it's the same one he showed me it looked very nice.
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 9,038
    You're probably right about the linseed oil. I was just supporting the point that oiling can be an easy, good way to preserve outdoor wood furniture. It took 15 mins or less to oil the chair, then another coat the follwoing day. I've been very pleased with the results.

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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 20,680
    hapster said:
    Thanks guys...

    I like the idea of "not" having to work too hard to maintain it, I think the silver color is pretty good looking. Our deck is in full sun all day, and once the summer deck "season" is over, I would either get covers for each piece or just cover them with a tarp that has plenty of air flow. Everything I've read so far seems to indicate that letting it go silver is fine and cleaning it with mild soap and water should be all one would have to do it periodically.
    your good to go leaving it grey and it really doesnt need soap, just a little bleach mixed into some water if you see any green develop in the spring. my old lobster workboat has exposed grey teak thats been that way unoiled since 1991 when i bought it and scraped all the spar varnish off. the oil is just for the folks that feel a need to upkeep it even though it lasts longer with no oil. the lobster boat stays nice and grey from the salt water, my teak chairs at home sit in a very wet environment and the bleach water every 3rd or 4th year keeps them clean looking
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