This is a question that many have when they are working out what to do with furniture in the garden that is no longer in perfect condition. If you invest in good quality teak furniture, hopefully, it will last a very long time. However, life gets in the way (and so does the weather) which can lower the chances of your teak furniture lasting well into its twilight years.
In today’s blog, we have a look at 4 things that you can do with old teak furniture that you may no longer want or be able to use.
- Take it to the skip
If you really want rid of your teak furniture, taking it to the skip may be the best (and quickest option). Not only will you have more space in your garden, but you will also save time trying to sell or dismantle it. If however, you want to spend a bit more time moving your teak furniture in the following ways are a great place to start.
- Sell it to a trade dealer
If you want to make a quick buck from your old teak furniture it might be worth getting it valued. Whilst indoor teak furniture typically fetches a better price than the outdoor variety, all will be worth something to the right person. Just make sure you get a second valuation if you think you are being ripped off by the dealer.
- Upcycle the teak furniture into something completely different
If you have tuned into daytime TV at all over the past couple of years, you will probably have come across various different shows touting the benefits of upcycling. Whilst you may not see the (frankly optimistic) profits that some of the experts may receive, it can be a good way to get a bit of extra cash whilst also creating an item that you can sell to others or use yourself. This of course all comes with the help of a dealer!
Out of all the options on the list, we feel this is the best. Not only is it good for the environment but it can be a great way to spend time with the family whilst upgrading your old teak furniture.
- Chop up the teak furniture for firewood
If you do not fancy selling your teak furniture or upcycling it in any way, it could make some good firewood. Okay, so this one is a bit tongue in cheek however teak does burn very well and it could be a way to keep warm in the winter months if you have a stove or wood burner.
Try and get additional value out of your teak furniture after it is broken
Whilst good quality teak furniture will last a long time, if you do find that yours is no longer usable, you should always try to get some additional value out of it. This will save you some money on other items and reduce potentially the impact on the environment. Always try and come up with some inventive ways to upcycle old furniture,