Craftsmanship

Teak Inside and Out

Sutherland® crafts fine outdoor furniture from teak, a unique wood known for durability, beauty and sustainability. Sutherland strives to use teak from regulated, sustainable farms in order to protect trees growing in the wild. On these plantations, new trees are planted for every tree that is harvested to make furniture. As a renewable resource, teak is not an endangered species, so there is never a shortage of this sturdy, beautiful wood.

The natural characteristics of teak give it several advantages in outdoor furniture. Teak is an extremely dense, grained hardwood, which helps it resist rot, warping, shrinking and swelling. It is resistant to moisture, thanks to a high content of oil and silicates that acts as a rubber-like barrier in the wood. Teak is often preferred because it is also both weather and insect resistant.

Teak beautifies over time with a silver patina giving it a richness and stately appearance. This slow, natural weathering results in outdoor furniture that adds character to any outdoor room and blends effortlessly into the natural environment.

Cushion Specifications

Sutherland offers indoor and outdoor options for all cushions. Our indoor cushions are a 25/75 down wrap around a poly foam core for a classic residential look (cushions 2" or thinner are constructed of Dacron™ and poly foam core). For outdoor use, seat cushions are constructed of Dacron wrap around a medium-soft density hypoallergenic Ez Dri™ poly foam core and Dacron fill in the back cushions. We use non-corrosive zippers/fasteners. Velcro straps are standard on all attachable cushions.

Standard cushion detail is top-stitch (Exceptions: welt on Melina; saddlestitch on Poolside). Standard cushion pricing also includes application of welt, flange, trim, standing-stitch, buttons, etc. at your specification. Many custom details are also available on all cushions. Please call for pricing.

Please choose outdoor COM for outdoor-use cushions. We recommend Perennials Outdoor Fabrics. Woven from fine 100% solution-dyed acrylic yarn, these soil-, mildew- and UV-resistant fabrics and trims are perfect for any installation requiring protection from the sun's strong rays or high-traffic use. A sophisticated palette of coordinating solids, patterns, prints and trims provides infinite inspiration for creating unique, casually elegant living spaces. Perennials Outdoor Fabrics are available to interior designers/architects through fine showrooms nationwide. Visit www.perennialsfabrics.com or call 888.322.4773 for complete information.

Clean cushions periodically following the COM manufacturer’s instructions to extend the life of the cushions. As with any fine furnishings, use good judgment when exposing cushions to risk (tornadoes, hurricanes, squirrels, etc.).