Teak Wood Description

Teak is one of the most valuable timbers, “the king under the timbers”, in ancient times considered as “a royal timber”. Teak is world wide recognized for its durability and stability, The timber is immense stable, has a high oil content that works as “built-in” natural water repellent and is therefore virtually immune to rotting, fungi and harsh chemicals. Teak is one of the few timbers that can withstand the heat of the desert and will not readily catch fire.

Untreated teak can be left in the open for more than 30 years whilst becoming an attractive soft silver color. Teak is one of the timbers not susceptible to termite (white ants) attacks. Teak will not turn black when in contact with metals.

Appearance

Teak has a great beauty. It is generally fine to coarsely grained, even texture, medium luster and an oily feel. Yellow brown to dark golden brown heartwood and grayish or white sapwood.

Physical properties

Teak has a high degree of natural durability, is moderately hard and heavy with low stiffness and shock resistance but an excellent decay resistance and dimensional stability with a good acid resistance.

Use

Exterior and interior, indoor and outdoor furniture, ship decks.

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