Can You Use Teak Furniture Around Fire Pits?

In this guide we will be exploring the topic of teak garden furniture and the precautions you should take when using this type of furniture around a fire pit.

Is Teak Furniture Robust?

It certainly is! 

Teak is one of the toughest types of wood; derived from timber, teak has a natural resistance to water, meaning our robustly constructed benches can be left outdoors year round regardless of the weather.

You can purchase with confidence knowing that our smooth finish plantation teak packs a punch!

If you would like to bolster the already impressive durability of your classic bench, one of our premium ‘Weatherguard’ covers would do the trick. Available in green or black and made from long lasting PVC back woven polyester, the specifically silhouetted bench covers are the perfect proactive care for your new addition.

Teak is a wood though after all, therefore it is not fireproof and should not come into direct contact with a fire or extremely high temperatures and neither should PVC furniture covers.

Using Teak Furniture Around A Fire Pit

Teak furniture is a popular choice for outdoor furniture due to its durability and resistance to moisture and insects. 

However, it is not recommended to use teak furniture around a fire pit without taking certain precautions.

Teak is a hardwood that can withstand high temperatures, but direct exposure to flames or intense heat can damage the wood and cause it to crack, warp or discolour. 

Therefore, it is recommended to keep a safe distance between the teak furniture and the fire pit.

If you want to use teak furniture around a fire pit, it's important to follow these guidelines:

  1. Place the teak furniture at a safe distance from the fire pit. A distance of at least 6 feet is recommended.
  1. Use a fire pit screen or a fireproof mat under the fire pit to prevent heat from reaching the teak furniture.
  1. Avoid placing hot objects or embers on the teak furniture, as this can cause burns or damage to the wood.
  1. Keep the teak furniture clean and well-maintained to prevent dirt and debris from accumulating and potentially catching fire.

By following these guidelines, you can safely use teak furniture around a fire pit and enjoy the warmth and ambiance of your outdoor space.

Fire Pit safety tips

  • Check the weather
  • Use good kindling
  • Use the correct type of wood only
  • Keep the fire small
  • Never leave the fire unattended
  • Keep a bucket of water close by

Why Choose Mr Teak?

Our products are sourced from legal and sustainable projects as we believe the knowledge of giving back to the environment only enhances the experience of utilising our furniture.

Via our ethos of using the highest quality sustainable wood without having a negative impact on the environment you are helping towards the fight against deforestation, as well as making sure more trees are planted to replace those that were used to make your furniture. 

Not only does this reduce your carbon footprint, but also guarantees the longevity of your products due to the quality of the Indonesian legal wood and the high standard of joinery we have upheld for 20 years. 

With free UK delivery, a free 12 month warranty and a two week money back guarantee, now might be the time to check out our versatile range and regular special offers at Mr Teak.