When you think about outdoor wood furniture, you probably envision a redwood picnic table. Unlike the clunky and splintery wood furniture of yesterday, today it's fashionable, functional, and durable. One of the popular finishes for wood used outdoors is teak. It can be stained, oiled, or painted to give a unique appearance and to add durability. Wood furniture may need to be re-oiled or re-stained occasionally to maintain an attractive appearance. If you use high-gloss lacquer or paint, it might take more time and effort to keep it looking nice. For more information on teak wood finishes, talk to a furniture dealer in your area.