Teak

Teak

Trade Name

Teak

Similar Woods

Afrormosia

Origin

Southeast Asia

Range

Occurs in India through Burma to Thailand and Vietnam. Best known countries for high quality logs are Burma and Thailand. Due to the heavy demand in the sixties, seventies and eighties the forest stands were heavily exploited which has had a strong negative effect on the quality today. Exact sorting as a result of state-controlled selling possible, especially in Burma. Today often grown in plantations although of questionable quality.

Uses

Teak numbers amongst the oldest commercial lumbers. Due to its resistance to fungi and insect infestation ideal for ship- building. High quality wood for architectural woodwork and mass- produced furniture which went out of fashion, however; in Central Europe in the eighties and nineties. Now as before a popular wood for furniture in Scandinavia though.

Colour

Brown