SKU# 44TEAK

Teak Lumber 4/4, Rough Cut, Exotic Lumber

Weight: 3.2 BF

Teak Lumber

Tectona grandis - 4/4 FAS
Rough Cut - Lengths may vary

Type: Afromosia Lumber

Classification: Exotic Lumber

Wood Description
Sometimes called Burmese Teak, this name is used to differentiate natural-grown trees (typically from Myanmar, aka Burma) from Teak grown on plantations. Used extensively in India and within its natural range for centuries, Teak has grown into a worldwide favorite. With its superb stability, good strength properties, easy workability—and most of all, its outstanding resistance to decay and rot—it’s no wonder that Teak ranks among the most desired lumbers in the world.

Region - Native to southern Asia
Widely grown on plantations throughout tropical regions of Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Working Properties
Easy to work in nearly all regards, with the only caveat being that Teak contains a high level of silica (up to 1.4%) which has a pronounced blunting effect on cutting edges. Despite its natural oils, Teak usually glues and finishes well, though in some instances it may be necessary to wipe the surface of the wood with a solvent prior to gluing/finishing to reduce the natural oils on the surface of the wood. Teak has been considered by many to be the gold standard for decay resistance, and its heartwood is rated as very durable. Teak is also resistant to termites, though it is only moderately resistant to marine borers and powder post beetles.

Main Uses
Used in Ship and boatbuilding, veneer, furniture, exterior construction, carving, turnings, and other small wood objects.

4/4 -- ROUGH CUT -- RANDOM WIDTHS