Teak, extensively used in India for centuries, has become a worldwide favorite. With its excellent stability, good strength properties, easy workability, and great resistance to decay and rot.
Other Common Names: Burmese Teak, Tectona Grandis
Sourcing Region: Southern Asia, Africa, and South America Plantation Sourcing
Color, Pattern, Texture: Teak tends to be of a golden or medium brown color darkening with age. Its grain is straight, sometimes can be wavy or interlocked. It contains an uneven texture and a moderate to low natural luster. Some raw or unfinished wood surfaces have a slightly oily or greasy feel due to natural oils.
Common Uses and Applications: Teak can be used for your interior and exterior projects; such as boatbuilding, veneer, exterior furniture, and turnings.
Working Properties: Teak is generally easy to work with, but contains a high level of silica which can have a pronounced blunting effect on cutting edges. With its natural oils, Teak usually glues and finishes well; sometimes is necessary to wipe the surface of the wood with a solvent prior to gluing and finishing to help reduce the oil on the surface. For this, we offer a wide selection of Amana tools and DeckWise products to help you work with hardwoods such as Teak.
How to care for it: We offer a wide selection of products to care for your projects, visit our ‘Decking’ section. To learn more please contact our specialists by phone 619.661.0667 or email us!
Grades: FEQ (First European Quality)
Length and Width: 6’ and longer - 4” and wider
Density: Janka Hardness 1,070 (The denser a wood is, the harder, stronger, and more durable. Most hardwoods have a higher density than most softwoods)
Odor: Teak can have a leather-like scent when freshly milled.