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Short about Teak

Teak is one of the world’s outstanding woods. It occurs naturally in India, Myanmar (Burma), Thailand and Laos, but has been planted in many parts of the world. The tree can reach 40meters in height and have a bole 1 to 1,5 meters in diameter.

Teak has been one of the most important trees in its occurrence area for a long time, and has been cut to a great extent.

Teakwood is strong and durable and resists water. It takes a high polish and has an oil that helps it resist insects and decay. The wood is dark golden-brown.

Teak dries slowly but well, and once dry it is noted for its stability in use. It is strong for its weight, but is hard to saw and machine because of its abrasive nature. It is extremely durable.

Because of its characteristics and its appealing looks the teak has a versatile use, especially outdoors, and is used amongst others, for ship-building, carpentry, furniture and household utensils.

(Source: The National Encyclopedia, The World Book Encyclopedia, The international book of wood)