The Folding Leaf Trivet from Skagerak is a dish mat that can morph into three different shapes as needed. The round stainless steel ring keeps the four leaves in alignment as you swing them in or out from the center; transforming the piece from a large round, to a small round, to an oblong.
You may choose between light oak wood or honey-brown teak for your folding leaves.
Teak is second to none as a material for outdoor furniture and designs that are exposed to greater wear in everyday life. It is a dense and hard wood species, which is rich in natural oils and core substances. Core substances enable the wood to resist rot and the natural oils hold the wood fibres together and thereby, enable it to resist cracks and splits. All of this gives the wood unique durability and a distinctive surface that patinates from deep red-brown to beautiful silvery gray nuances through time.
Skagerak has worked with teak since the 1980s and thus has the necessary expertise to exclusively select the best trees from premium plantations in Indonesia and Central and South America.
Caring for Teak.The beautiful thing about teak furniture is that you really don't have to do anything to maintain it unless you really want to. Set it up and leave it out all year long, and it will still hold up year after year, no matter where you live. Its ability to withstand climate changes without cracking or warping (or needing maintenance) is what makes it such a valuable wood and great material for outdoor furniture.
Teak changes color as it ages, and the eventual result is a distinguished silver gray color that is a mark of true teak furniture. Some people prefer the golden brown color of new teak and there are products available that can help maintain that color longer. We'll warn you: maintaining the golden brown color will take some work. Our recommendation is to let your teak weather. The silver gray color is traditional and best of all, EASY. Save your Saturdays for other things.
Order of application: Step 1 Cleaner, Step 2 Stain Guard, Step 3 Color Guard (Protector)
One final note: DO NOT use teak oil on your teak furniture if you're planning to use it outdoors. Adding oil will cause your beautiful teak furniture to turn black with mildew. It's a bad idea, and something we learned the hard way. As tempting as it is, don't do it. The furniture has enough oil in it already to last for decades—you don't need to replenish it.