This timber known as Teak (Tectona grandis/Verbenaceae) is native to mainly Myanmar, but is naturalised and cultivated in many countries in Africa and the Caribbean. Teak is yellowish when fresh and turning to golden brown or dark brown on exposure. This wood is special because of it’s beautiful dark coloured streaks and patterns that add’s a nice natural touch to any design.
Also known as Teak (Brunei); Maysak (Cambodia); Teak (India); Jati and Teak (Indonesia); Mai sak, Sak and Teck (Laos); Kyun and Teak (Myanmar); Mai sak, Sak and Teak (Thailand); and Giati (Vietnam).
The favourable properties of teak make it suitable for a wide variety of purposes. The timber has been used for building beautiful furniture. The timber has also been extensively used for house construction like interior and exterior joinery (window, staircase, solid panel doors and framing) and is used for floors.
Teak has very low radial shrinkage of 0.7-1.5% and tangential shrinkage of 1.1-2.5% from green to air dry condition.
The timber is moderately strong.
- Thicknesses of 10mm, 11mm, 15mm, 25mm, 35mm, 50mm, 75mm, 100mm
- Widths of 25mm, 50mm, 75mm, 100mm, 125mm, 150mm, 175mm, 200mm
- Lengths of 3-6ft & 8ft and up
- Medium Hardwood
- 610-750 kg/m3 air dry
- 15 years & above
- Suitable for interior construction and furniture
- Beautiful streaks and patterns