Project Description

  • Project Name:  FEQ Burmese Teak Bathtub Benches
  • Manufactured by: Carib Teak
  • Project Date: September 3, 2018
  • Wood Type: 8/4 S4S FEQ Burmese Teak
  • Location:  Napa, CA
  • Project time: 7 days
  • Accessories:  Watco Teak Oil

Project Details

On the occasion we receive specific requests from our customers that have a specific design they are wanting to achieve. In this recent project we were fortunate to get drawings from the customer requesting accessible Teak Benches for a bathtub. After much communication on design and functionality, we were ready to start the project! The customer requested four accessible Teak benches to rest on top of the bathtub as a removable seat. These were to be used in multiple model homes.  We started the process by hand selecting  our best 8/4 FEQ Burmese Teak boards. After the selection process, we began manufacturing the benches. First we planed each board ensuring smooth and even thicknesses. Next, we placed each board on the jointer to create an even smooth edge. We finished the milling process by ripping each board on the table saw to the customers specs into 3/4″ thick battens.  Once the battens were created, each bench would sit on top of the 2 “x 4” runner, ensuring stability for the bench.  Once the runners and battens of bench were cut we began assembly. Just as we assemble our Teak Shower Floors, these benches were a similar process just on a larger scale. We used wood glue for adhesive and stainless steel screws to join benches. After assembly, we let set for 24 hrs to cure. Lastly, we sealed the benches with Watco Teak Oil. This leaves the Teak with a golden brown color and seal for any exposure to water or sun. Finally , the benches were crated and packed with care in bubble to ensure safe transporting of product! We were excited for this project  and are happy the customer loved the product!


FEQ Burmese Teak Bench Maintenance

Just as we have maintenance for our Teak Shower Floors we suggest this proper maintenance to help your Teak Bench  last a lifetime. Even though teak has a natural resistance to bacteria, mold, and mildew, soap residue or other impurities from your water may start to form some build-up. We recommend you perform routine cleanings every time you clean your shower or bathroom or when you notice some build-up. Keep in mind that even though teak is slip-resistant, a soapy build-up can compromise it. It is very important to clean the Teak surface regularly.

  • Quick Clean – Apply water with a soft bristle brush (a mild soap solution can be useful as well). Lightly scrub the teak surface as well as the underside. Then rinse the teak surface with clean water and allow to air dry. Doing this every 3-4 weeks is sufficient.
  • Deep Clean – Consider purchasing a Teak cleaning kit. You can find these kits anywhere online. Most kits come with cleaning solution, scrubbing brushes, conditioning oil, an oil applicator, gloves and a rags for cleanup. With regular cleaning, your teak products will continue to look great for many years. Depending on the size of your Teak floor or bench we recommend calling in a professional teak cleaner. Professional cleaners have the right solutions that won’t strip the wood of its natural oils and non-slip characteristics. You can find commercial grade teak cleaning solutions from a variety of sources including boating supply stores, home centers or online.
  • Weathered Teak – We recommend putting a little extra work if you want your weathered teak to look new again. Light sanding removes any silvery patina. Sanding the entire piece is highly recommended. Seal with teak conditioner or when finished.


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