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
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)
Java, South Sulawesi, Sumbawa
The tree can reach 30m in height and diameter can reach up to 150cm.
Heartwood tends ro be a golden or medium brown and colour will be darkening over the age.
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.
A super durable and resistance for rotting and high resistant to termite but moderate resistance to insect attack.
600 – 700kg/m3
MODULUS OF RUPTURE
MODULUS OF ELASTIC
Easy to work with hand tools and machining.
Furniture, flooring, veneers, musical instruments, decking, door and carvings.