Burmese Teak (FEQ)

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Durability: Very Durable
Colour: Dark
Sizes available: 25, 40, 50, 75, 100 mm

Trade Name:  Teak  Burmese
Botanical Species:  Tectona grandis
Other Names: 
Country of Origin: Burma, Thailand, India
(young plantations are in existence in a variety of countries around the world.)
Air Dry Density: 660kgs/m³
Durability: Very Durable
Strength:  SD6


Dries slowly but well.
The heartwood is dark golden-yellow darkening with exposure to brown or dark brown.
No clear distinction between heartwood sapwood.
Sometimes figured with dark markings.
Can have a greenish tinge when freshly cut.
The timber is dull with an oily feel and has a unique scent when freshly cut.
The grain varies from straight to wavy depending on origin.
The best teak comes from Burma being generally straight grained and uniformly golden.
The texture is coarse and uneven.
Working Qualities: 
Although working qualities can be variable, the timber generally works with moderate ease.
It can have a dulling effect on cutters but the timber is capable of a good finish.
It turns well and can be glued, stained and polished.
Boatbuilding, joinery, furniture and decking.
Product Attributes:
Very handsome timber.
Very durable and strong.
Very stable.
Veneers available in crown and quarter cut.
Product Limitations:
Very expensive, especially in long lengths.
Sustainability questionable.
Restricted availability