Mid-Century Modern Danish Teak Furniture

Furnish Me Vintage carries one of the Florida’s largest teak furniture collections including beds, tables, chairs, and desks by mid century modern designers.

After WWII ships returned from Asia with as much teak as they could, not wanting to return without goods. This is one reason why this particular wood was so cost effective for Scandinavian countries, beginning in the late 40’s. There was an abundance and Scandinavian designers began building teak furniture at a low cost to be mass produced. However, this wasn’t the first time this wood had been utilized. Teak, or Tectona grandis, is native to the tropics. It was used as early as the 7th century, adorning homes of wealthy and powerful people. As early as the 1600’s Indonesia was colonized by the dutch, who began using teak wood for shipbuilding for its ability to ward off dry rot. Teak has an abundance of natural oils and rubber locked within the tight grain of the wood. They also protect the wood from dry rot, which can happen to older wood furniture. What’s more, the oils and rubber protect the heart of the wood from invaders like fungi and parasites, even termites that can destroy other woods. Protecting wooden furniture from such intruders requires applications of weatherproof oils and treatments; not so with teak. You’ll find an abundance of natural oils and rubber locked right into the tight grain of the wood. All woods contain oils that protect the tree — think maple, sap or tea tree oil. Teak, however, can retain these oils and its rubber even after being felled and processed. Because of this, teak has greater naturally weather-resistant properties than just about any other type of wood. When dried to a proper moisture level the oils and rubber weatherproof the wood. If well cared for, teak pieces can last for a hundred plus years.

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RECORD STORE

St. Pete Records, our full fledged record store, is located at 6648 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg. Here you will find classic vintage vinyl from all genres. We also sell new and vintage turntables, speakers, receivers, and audio gear.

VIRTUAL TOUR OUR STORE

Our multi-level store is one of the largest mid-century modern furniture stores in the country! Take a walk through with our virtual tour, or better yet, visit us in person.

 

THE FMV DIFFERENCE

We present fine, restored, vintage furniture alongside contemporary new furniture. Furnish Me Vintage’s furniture is marked by quality and timeless modern design.

Sell Your Furniture To Us

Furnish Me Vintage is always looking for quality mid-century modern furniture, art, lighting, vinyl records, and decor. We are looking for designer, Danish, teak, rosewood and anything that is interesting. Tattered? It doesn’t matter, we can fix it. If you have something for sale, e-mail us photos and info.

 

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TAKE IT HOME TODAY

If it’s on our showroom floor you can take it home.

SELL TO US

We buy quality furniture from individuals.

HUGE SELECTION

30,000 square feet of furniture for every room of your home.