In an effort to preserve a natural resource, this teak is plantation grown and harvested to preserve the natural teak trees which are becoming endangered today. The heartwood is a uniform golden brown without markings. Grain is usually straight to slightly wavy. Texture is coarse, uneven and oily to the touch, sometimes with a white glistening deposit. Weight varies from about 38lbs to 43lbs per cu. ft. Kiln dried Teak is for interior use. (Rough Sawn Hardwoods & Interior Flooring) Kiln dried lumber outside will expand. Air dried Teak is for exterior use. (Exterior Decking) Air dried lumber inside will shrink.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
Costa Rica, Colombia, various other countries
Pahi, Mai Sak, Sagwan, Tekku, Sagon, Tegina, Jati Sak, Djati, Gia Thi
Medium bending and high crush strength. Low stiffness and resistance to shock. Fissile and brittle with great dimensional stability. Moderate steam bending characteristics.
Medium resistance to cutting tools with a severe blunting effect. Pre-drilling required for nailing. Gluing is good on freshly planed or sanded surfaces. Fine machine dust is a skin irritant. Stains well and takes a satisfactory finish, especially an oil finish.
Very durable. Susceptible to insect attack. Extremely resistant to preservative treatment.
Dries well, but slowly. Variations in drying rates can occur in individual pieces. Standing trees are girdled and left to dry for three years before felling. Small movement.
Extensively used in ship and boat building for decking, rails, hatches, etc. Furniture and cabinetmaking, flooring, garden furniture, chemical vats, fume ducts, laboratory benches, plywood, and decorative veneers.
Acid and fire resistant.
High-End, Environmentally Conscious Decking
Teak (Tectona grandis) is found all over the world, in southeast Asia, the East Indies, Africa, and America. Our Teak is grown in 20–50 year plantations, which means you’ll get the hardest, most durable wood without harming the environment. It’s a 100% renewable product guaranteed to last!
Teak is lighter than Ipe in both color and weight. Its color ranges from yellow brown to dark golden brown, darkening with age. Because it is less dense than Ipe, Teak is also generally easier to work with.
True, Genuine Teak Decking
Many people seek out genuine Teak, as some companies try to pawn off lesser quality woods such as Afrormosia Genuine Teak when it’snot even related. When in doubt the lumber world refers to the botanical Latin name which isTectona Grandis. All of the teak we sell is of the Tectona Grandis botanical.