Our Jupiter collection consists of primarily woven frames that showcase a modern, angular design. The open architecture of the seating reveals a floating seat deck that supports thick, comfortable cushions. The distinctive “X” motif within the arms is made from solid teak wood; this design element is echoed in the matching wicker tables. When exposed to the elements, the brown teak will weather to a handsome silver-gray that complements the wicker fiber.
Teak Care and Maintenance:
For centuries, Teak has been well known for its quality, durability and beauty. Teak’s natural high oil content and tight grain create a uniquely desired combination that makes the wood naturally resistant to moisture, rot, warping, shrinking, splintering, insects, fungus, marine borers and termites making it the ideal wood for the production of outdoor furniture.
Teak is often misunderstood as a “high-maintenance” material, when in fact it requires virtually no maintenance, and will last for generations to come. Since it is so low maintenance, it is recommended you DO NOTHING, and allow your teak furniture to weather naturally. In less than a year of exposure to the elements, Teak will naturally weather to a beautiful silver-gray patina. The only maintenance needed for your furniture is an occasional cleaning. If near a coastal area with salty air, you can regularly hose down the teak to remove salt and debris. For a more deep clean, we recommend using liquid dish detergent (approximately 5 tablespoons per gallon of water) and a soft bristle brush.
During the weathering process you may notice a slight “checking”, or opening of the grain, you may even notice a few small cracks, especially at the top edges of arms and legs. This kind of weathering is completely normal as the wood expands and contracts due to changes in temperature and humidity, and will not affect the structural integrity of the furniture.
HOW TO CLEAN:
All Sunbrella® fabrics are engineered to combine the highest level of design and performance. For easy day-to-day maintenance of your Sunbrella fabric:
Brush off loose dirt.
Spray on a cleaning solution of water and mild soap.
Use a soft bristle brush to clean.
Allow cleaning solution to soak into the fabric.
Rinse thoroughly until all soap residue is removed.