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Sitting in the shower? Who knew? I arrived at the cabana at half past midnight, too exhausted to stand in the shower. Imagine my surprise when I stepped into the teak wood shower on my cabana deck and found myself sitting in the lap of luxury on a silky smooth teak shower chair. Warm water sprayed over me like summer rain.
I was in love. Okay, perhaps that's getting a little carried away, but that chair caught my attention! I leaned back with the water streaming over my hot, tired body and there… Right there, leaning back in my teak shower chair was where I shivered awake almost an hour later, as the water heater ran out of heat.
I shivered into the thick white terry robe and ran inside the cabana.
Warmth between the sheets as I drifted back to sleep, only to awaken to breakfast served on the deck. Has anyone noticed in the tropics, a lot of the wood used to build the cabanas and cabana furniture is teak?
So easily cleaned… just spritz it down with a little salt water and wipe gently, dry thoroughly, and use as normal. You don’t have to oil or polish it, ever.
I came home and found my very own source of tropical spa luxury, purchased a selection of teak shower chairs, tables and accessories, and I’ve enjoyed the decadent feel of cabana luxury ever since, in the comfort of my own home.
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URGENT MESSAGE TO MY CANADIAN FRIENDS:
Although I would LOVE to ship to Canada, I regret to inform my Canadian friends that at this time, I do not have my website set up for shipping TO Canada, and it should not be accepting orders from Canada either... There may be a glitch in the system.
If you are really that interested in buying my teak shower benches and stools, believe me, I'm thrilled! I'd love to have you for a market!
Please do keep letting me know, but please use the contact form instead of posting purchases I will most likely have to refund tomorrow.
I will do my best to present Canada as a viable potential market to my shipper, but I can't make any guarantees.
Owner of TeakShowerChairs.com
I haven't done a general sale in a while, so I thought I would do one this weekend! All teak shower chairs are on sale, starting today and going through Monday, May 14, 2012, at 11:59 p.m.
This sale is to celebrate my son's graduation from high school, and all of the other graduating seniors around the country.
Announcing Teak Shower Chairs' Easter App Hunt!
Here's how our Easter App Hunt works:
If you have a smartphone, and can view our app (it looks just like that little green square above this post), use our contact form
to leave your information including the type of smartphone you were able to see the app on,
And get a coupon for $20 off ANY teak shower bench or stool!
The information we will need from you:
Increase your coupon by up to $10!
- Your name
- A valid email address (so we can send you your coupons)
- Type of smartphone/OS
- Where you see the app (apps library or search engine)
- Who referred you
Add another $5 off:
The first person to contact us from each major brand of smartphone will get an additional $5 off!
- Share the app with your friends
- For every friend who also emails and mentions that they were referred by you, we will add one dollar more off of your coupon, up to $10 off!
Thank you for participating, and have a very Happy Easter!
Since it's the last day of March, and it's such a beautiful day, we thought we'd put two of our fine teak shower chairs up for sale instead of just one!
First on our list is this fine Corner Teak Shower Bench (with shelf). Regularly priced at 224.95, it is currently marked down to $179.95!
What a great deal!
Our classic Asian-style Teak Shower Stool is also on sale today! Regularly priced at $235.95, it is now marked down to $199.95.
As I've mentioned in my last blog post, the regular prices will all be going up, come the middle of next week. I don't want to change how much I charge for my products, but the uncertainties of shipping with the gas prices going up are creating this need.
Buy one of these lovely teak shower benches or stools today and take advantage of the sale prices before they go away!
Teak Shower Chairs's Grate Teak Shower Stool has a lot going for it! Not only does it have that nifty waffle-grate look going for it, but it's got a small footprint and it's very durable and sturdy.
And, just because it's the end of March, our Grate Teak Shower Stool is now on sale for $149.95!
Grab yours today!
In other news: because we want to continue to keep being able to offer free shipping and free returns in spite of the rising gas prices, next week the regular pricing on all Teak Shower Chairs benches and stools will be going up a little. If there's stool or bench you've been eyeing, and you want it at the current pricing, I'd recommend buying it before April 3rd.
Surely you've heard the saying about March, "In like a lion; out like a lamb?" Our March has been unseasonably mild compared to the last three or four Marches before it! Already the temperatures are warm, the earliest spring blossoms have bloomed out, and shriveled up, and the flowers and trees that bloom a little later have budded out, and are going into full bloom.
Maybe by now, you're beginning to believe, like I am, that spring is really here, and it's time to get out in the yard or the garden, get your hands dirty, and have fun! And maybe there's that little corner of your patio or yard, where it would be really convenient to have a stool or bench to sit on; some place where you can plop yourself down for a moment's rest without the bother of carting a camp chair around-- and you want a highly durable, sturdy, yet lovely piece of furniture that will give you that option for years to come!
May I respectfully recommend my teak shower stools and benches? Each one is lovingly crafted so that all of the pieces fit together perfectly; and they're very sturdy and highly durable: nothing is more durable than teak! No wind is going to knock one of these stools or benches over like a flimsy piece of lawn furniture either, nor will you be having to retrieve your bench or stool after it goes sailing over the neighbor's fence! All of our teak shower stools and benches are solidly built!
To give you an added incentive, today's sale is our most popular sales item; our Spa Teak Shower Stool
. Marked down fifteen percent, this lovely little stool has the added bonus of a shelf; the perfect place to tuck a pair of gardening gloves and a watertight case with pruners, trowels and shears, to keep them handy for garden work! Tuck a bottle of water or the beverage of your choice in too, to keep it cool in the shade while you work!
After a while, you'll wonder how you ever did without this little gem of a stool.
We've worked hard to come up with some classy all-occasion teak shower chairs gift certificates that would look terrific with any greeting card, whether for a birthday or house-warming gift, or just to say that you care.
Our newest addition to our gift certificate line-up has a granite background with white marble insets, and a blue, water-beaded detail panel framing the top of the certificate and backing the images of teak shower benches and stools.
Our all purpose gift certificates come in increments of $50, $100, $150, $200, and also in the Middy, Bosun, and Captain's level certificates that can be bought on sale, and are good for specific products, regardless of which amount they are bought for.
We plan to keep our new Teak Shower Chairs All-Purpose Gift Certificates up all year round, and complimenting with seasonal gift certificates.
Thank you for shopping with us at TeakShowerChairs.com! Please come again!
Announcing the Luck of the Irish Teak Shower Chairs Sale! Every day for the next few days leading up to St. Patrick's Day, Teak Shower Chairs will be putting one of our teak shower stools or benches on sale! Gift Certificates will also be on sale.
Today's sale items are:
Marked down from $235.95 to $199.95, our Grate Teak Shower Bench with shelf is an incredibly good deal! Crafted from beautiful plantation teak wood from Jepara, Indonesia, this shower bench will give you durable service wherever you should choose to use it in or around your home.
Our Captain's Level Shamrock Gift Certificate
is also marked down from $235.95 to 199.95, and can be used to buy any one of three Teak shower benches or stools:
Here's to hoping your day is perfect!
Our corner teak shower bench with shelf is now marked down from $224.95 to 179.95!
Crafted of plantation-grown teak from Jepara, this wonderful bench features a simple, yet beautiful pattern of radiating slats on the seat and shelf that makes it a work of art!
Environmentally friendly and easy to put together out of the box with color-coded pieces, this bench will be a sturdy addition to your bath for years to come! Buy one today--
We're having a sale beginning noon, Tuesday, March 6, 2012 to Thursday, March 8, at 10 A.M. on spa teak shower benches. These gorgeous, golden brown teak benches are sleek and sophisticated in appearance while being very practical for all types of weather or decor!
This spa teak shower bench
with handy shelf is on sale for just $199.95!
Buy yours today!
--Thank you for shopping at TeakShowerChairs.com! We hope you'll love your new bench!
The Check Out Our App! Contest
is still ongoing! Please see the previous post for more details if you own a smartphone and would like to get a really good deal on a teak shower stool or bench from our site!
If you are concerned that the information we've asked for will be used to spam you, and have been hesitant to participate, please allow me to reassure you!
1) At Teak Shower Chairs, we're not at all interested in spamming other people, and take care not to do so. We don't like getting spammed either!
2) The email address I've asked for is so that we can send you the coupons for money off, not so that we can add you to our frequent mailing list.
3) If you would like to subscribe to news and updates from our store, add, "Subscribe" to the list of information we've asked for, and we will be happy to add you to our mailing list. Otherwise, we won't. It's that simple!
We do understand how annoying the endless marketing emails can become.
For those who don't own smartphones, here are a few specials we're running this week:
Our Grate Teak Shower Stool With Shelf
is on sale this week for $149.95.
Our Middy Level Teak Gift Certificate is also on sale for $179.95.
While neither of these offers can be combined with the promotional coupons, they are both very generous!
We hope you'll take the opportunity to avail yourselves of them!
Check out our new App
on your Smartphone!
The icon looks like this:
If you have a smartphone, and can see the app, use the contact form to leave your information, including the type of smartphone you were able to see the app on,
And get a coupon for $15 off ANY teak shower bench or stool!
The information I will need from you:
Increase your coupon by up to $10!
- Your name
- A valid email address
- Type of smartphone/OS
- Where you see the app (apps library or search engine)
- Who referred you
Add another $5 off:
The first person to contact me from each major brand of smartphone will get an additional $5 off!
- Share the app with your friends
- For every friend who also emails and mentions that they were referred by you, I will add one dollar more off!
Thank you for participating, and have a great week!
Here's an excerpt from our newly revamped Gift Certificates page:
Top 'o the morning to ya! We're so glad you dropped by to visit Teak Shower Chairs! We're all about being Irish here! After all, haven't Irish sailors around the world had every reason to bless the teak decks they are standing on for sturdiness and durability?
Now, I know you're probably not shopping for gifts to give just for St. Patrick's Day, but if you should happen to know someone who is in the market for a teak shower stool or bench this month and would like to give them a very special gift, here are some beautifully designed gift certificates in green featuring shamrocks and our lovely teak benches and stools!
Every thrifty Irishman knows good quality when he sees it; and our merchandise is tops! A Teak Shower Chairs Gift Certificate doesn't just buy a beautiful work of art, but also a very useful and durable teak shower stool or bench that will give a lifetime's worth of graceful service to your friend or loved one!
Now; to show our appreciation for your interest in our products, this weekend we're putting our Bosun's Shamrock Gift Certificate on sale! Marked down to $149.95 from 184.95, this price is a real deal! Sale price will be valid as of now until 10:00 a.m., February 27, 2012.
Also on sale from 02/23/2012 through midnight 02/25/2012: Grate Teak Shower Stool with Shelf.
It takes a long time for a teak tree to grow from a seed to a sizable tree. Most plantations will not harvest their teak trees until they reach approximately twenty-five years or a specified girth. It is important for a teak tree to mature sufficiently to create an adequate density and hardness in the wood.
In the wild, a teak tree might continue growing until it is fifty or one hundred years old or more--or it might be cut down tomorrow by an illegal logging operation, as is all too common any more.
The only wild, old-growth stands of Tectona Grandis, or Burmese teak, remainin are in Thailand and Burma (now called Myanmar). Thailand has vigorously protected their few remaining stands in recent years so that they wouldn't lose them altogether. In spite of implemented efforts at conservation in Myanmar, illegal logging is a continuing threat to those old growth teak trees that remain. In addition, the military junta ruling Myanmar also permits more logging every year as it puts money into their coffers. Neither the junta nor the illegal loggers care that their logging operations are displacing the local people who depend on the forest for their livelihood, and in fact, there is a history of abuse of those who depend on the forest.
Nonetheless, the number of wild teak trees harvested from Myanmar contributes a small percentage of the total world-wide harvest of teak each year. Most teak is now plantation-grown.
The advantages to plantation-grown teak are several, and I believe, outweigh any perceived advantage of buying wild-grown teak:
Plantation-grown teak at twenty-five years:
- is of a sufficient density and hardness to last seventy years or more, even under the most rugged conditions.
- is unlikely to be illegally harvested or to lead to the erosion of soils and devastation of the rainforest.
- plays a vital role in the support of families of skilled craftsmen in the cottage industy, who are highly motivated to protect their source of teak from illegal harvesting.
Instead of destroying the environment and leading to the persecution and terrorizing of local peoples, plantation teak is eco-friendly, and provides a decent living wage for the craftsmen who buy it.
Teak Shower Chairs
is committed to only selling teak shower furniture made from teak wood that can be documented as originating from the teak plantations in Jepara, Indonesia.
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It's almost Valentine's Day, and there are only a few more hours left to find the perfect present for your special someone!
May I take this moment to once again encourage you to check out Teak Shower Chairs' sturdy teak shower benches and stools
Our special which will be running through Valentine's Day, is 15% off the Corner Teak Shower Bench with Shelf
, and also 15% off a Bosun-Level Valentines Gift Certificate
, which your special someone may redeem to buy either a spa teak shower stool or a grate teak shower stool.
Below are pictures of the items listed for sale. Don't wait! This sale closes at midnight, February 14th!
Thank you for shopping Teak Shower Chairs, and we hope you have a Happy Valentine's Day!
Today's news from Teak Shower Chairs:
For a limited time, our Grate Teak Shower Stool will be on sale at 15% off.
This gorgeous stool has a small footprint, both in the shower and ecologically. Crafted by experienced craftsmen from teak wood grown in carefully managed plantations in Java, Indonesia, this stool is designed to give you and your family good service for the next seventy years.
Valentine's day is almost here, but there's still time to ship a teak shower chair in time for the big day! Why not buy this grate teak shower stool for your loved one today at this reduced price, and give them a beautiful, practical and very durable token of your affection?
One of our best sellers at Teak Shower Chairs dot com, this gorgeous spa teak shower stool with shelf takes up very little shower space while providing a sturdy, slip-proof seat. The extra storage space for toiletries is a bonus!
This lovely teak shower stool can now be yours for just $149.95! Buy it today!
Today's daily deal features Teak Shower Chairs' corner teak shower bench with shelf, a beautifully practical shower seat designed to add comfort and ease of use to your showering experience for years to come! The beautiful, radiating pattern of the slats on the seat and the shelf are reminiscent of a rayed sun rising between two hills. With this gorgeous bench to look forward to using daily with its reminders of the sun, how could a person not be a great mood?
And now; marked down from $235.95 to $179.95 and FREE SHIPPING, this corner teak shower bench is a real deal!
Our Captain's Level Valentines Gift Certificates continue to be on sale from now until February 6th.
Lately, I've been exploring my options for creating fresh and innovative articles. I've finally settled on Squidoo.com as my preferred platform.
My first article "lens" focusing solely on teak is now live, and can be reached by visiting http://www.squidoo.com/teak-an-eco-friendly-renewable-resource
I like Squidoo's platform, because it allows me to interact with my audience, and lets my readership give me feedback. It also allows me to share pictures and videos with my readers, and to post multiple links to my favorite sites (within reason, of course). I also enjoy the positive, highly energetic community of lensers!
Please do drop by and see what all the fun is about! If you feel so inclined, leave a comment for me! I'll be happy to answer it!
Teak Shower Chairs Gift Certificates are no longer on sale, but the sale on all teak shower chairs still has till the end of December to run. Please don't wait, but take advantage of these good deals before the month runs out!
Thank you, and Merry Christmas!
Good news! Teak Shower Chairs is now offering three levels of gift certificates, and they're all on sale through Christmas Eve!
Our gift certificates have been named in honor of teak's long connection with sailing;
- Bosun Level: Our gift certificate that will cover the cost of either our spa teak shower stool or our grate teak shower stool;
- Middy Level: covers the cost of our corner teak shower benches;
- Captain's Level: covers the cost our teak shower benches and Asian-style Teak shower stool.
Teak Shower Chair Gift Certificates will be redeemable regardless of the future cost of the shower stools and benches in our store. How this works: if you buy a gift certificate on sale during the month of December, even when the products go off sale, we will still accept the gift certificates as covering the cost of those items as if they were still on sale.
Also, to celebrate the joys of this season, all of our products are on sale from now through Christmas Eve.
Unlike softer northern woods, teak is a hardwood native to regions with high rainfall in tropical Asia and Southeast Asia. Teak actually weathers best in wet or humid conditions. The dense fine grain of the wood prevents warping or bubbling, and gently wears in to create a non-slip surface. With time and frequent use, the wood will age to a beautiful silvery gray.
Taking environmentally friendly care of your teak shower chair is easy!
- Using salt water, gently scrub your teak shower chair every three to six months and allow it to dry before using it again. The grain of the wood will absorb the salt water, which helps to retain moisture so no shrinkage or cracks develop.
- Use your teak chair as often as possible in damp or humid environments. Unlike other wood, under wet conditions teak wood's dense fine grain doesn’t warp or bubble. Frequent wetting in the shower or by rain also helps prevent cracking.
There are few things more damaging to teak than traditionally accepted practices of caring for wood furniture.
- Don’t sand teak. Sanding teak wood removes the slip-resistant surface and allows the natural oils to escape, which shortens the longevity of the wood.
- Don’t rub teak with furniture oils. Oil shorten the life of the wood by breaking down the natural rubber compounds in the wood that create the anti-fungal, anti-mildew, and anti-microbial properties of the teak. Most commonly used rubbing oils also contain petrochemicals, which outgas, causing smelly indoor air quality issues. Petrochemical products can also cause health problems.
- Don’t stain, varnish or paint teak. Staining, varnishing or painting teak also breaks down the anti-fungal, anti-mildew and anti-microbial properties of the wood.
- Don’t wash teak with harsh detergents or cleaners. Detergents and cleaners also strip the natural oils and break down the anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties of the teak.
As you may have recognized by now, there are many more “don’ts” than “do’s” when it comes to teak furniture! To have your teak shower chair give you the best longest service, it is important to take good environmentally friendly care of the wood by exercising benign neglect!
Please enjoy using your environmentally friendly teak shower chairs!
Welcome to Teak Shower Chairs Blog!
We hope you'll enjoy exploring the benefits of using teak for all of your shower chair needs with us!
We're going to look at everything to with teak on this blog, from where teak prefers to grow, to the many versatile uses teak has to offer.
Meanwhile, please feel free to read what we have to say about our products at TeakShowerChairs.com. If you have any questions, please also feel free to ask them here.
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