Teak (Tectona grandis) is a tropical hardwood tree species placed in the flowering plant family Lamiaceae. Tectona grandis is a large, deciduous tree that occurs in mixed hardwood forests.It is sometimes known as the “Burmese teak”. Teak wood has a leather-like smell when it is freshly milled. It is particularly valued for its durability and water resistance and is used for boat building, exterior construction, veneer, furniture, carving, turnings, and other small wood projects.
Tectona grandis is native to south and southeast Asia, mainly India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, and Bangladesh but is naturalized and cultivated in many countries in Africa and the Caribbean. Myanmar’s teak forests account for nearly half of the world’s naturally occurring teak.
USES OF TEAK
Uses of Teak Teak’s high oil content, high tensile strength, and tight grain make it particularly suitable where weather resistance is desired.
- Boat Decks
- Boat Building
- Indoor Flooring
- Teak Conversion & Flitches
- Veneer for Indoor furnishings
- Outdoor & Indoor Furnitures
- Doors and window frames
- Cutting Boards