BACKWOOD SPECIES

August, 09

TEAK



TEAK (Tectona Grandis) come from Southern Asia and vastly cultivated. This ever popular species have went through and tested as one of the highest value wood where only time can tell.

From Southern Asia and vastly cultivated. This ever popular species have went through and tested as one of the highest value wood where only time can tell. It has never stopped being popular for its uniqueness and distinctive appearance. The golden effect coupled with the blondish shades towards the sapwood strikes a perfect blend, including its natural oil and resins content. Popular for indoor and outdoor, it weathers distinctively in the outdoors with the trendy soft gray patina. 


WOOD SPECIES DETAILS

NAME
Teak

BOTANICAL NAME
Tectona Grandis L.f

NAME IN OTHER COUNTRIES
Giati (Vanuanu); Teak (Burma, India, Thailand, UK, USA, Netherland, German);
Kyun (Burma); Sagwan (India); Mai Sak (Thailand); Teck (France); Teca (Brazilia)

WOOD FAMILY
Verbeneaceae

DISTRIBUTION
Java, South Sulawesi, Sumbawa

TREE CHARACTER
The tree can reach 30m in height and diameter can reach up to 150cm.

COLOUR
Heartwood tends ro be a golden or medium brown and colour will be darkening over the age.

WOOD TEXTURE
Grain is straight to interlock, occasionally wavy and interlock.
Texture is coarse, uneven texture and with moderate to low natural luster.
Raw and unfinished can be slightly oily or greasy due to the presence of natural oil in the wood.

ROT RESISTANCE
A super durable and resistance for rotting and high resistant to termite but moderate resistance to insect attack.

DRY WEIGHT
600 – 700kg/m3

JANKA HARDNESS
4740 Nm

BRINELL HARDNESS
4.7 N/mm²

MODULUS OF RUPTURE
97.1 MPa

MODULUS OF ELASTIC
12280 MPa

CRUSHING STRENGTH
54.8 MPa

WORKALIBILITY
Easy to work with hand tools and machining.

USAGE
Furniture, flooring, veneers, musical instruments, decking, door and carvings.


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