Natural Colour                                                                                               

Teak

  • Golden brown with occasional darker streaks

                       

Common Uses

  • Furniture, Joinery, Cabinet Making,
  • Marine applications, Decking, Linings, Cladding

Alternatives (similar colour)

  • Spotted Gum, Vic Ash Stained

Features & Benefits

  • Very attractive timber for furniture making
  • Durable timber
  • Internal or external use
  • Very photosensitive, uneven colours blend when exposed to sunlight
  • Moderately heavy timber
  • Veneers readily available
  • Generally straight grained in appearance
  • Accepts stains, washes, polish and coatings   


 

Botanical & Other Names

  • Tectona grandis

 

Origin

  • Myanmar (Burma)

 

Certification

  • No formal certification available, due dilligence carried out to confirm legality

 

Grain

  • The timber has a course and uneven texture with a grain that is usually straight

 

Workability

  • Teak is usually relatively easy to work but silica can be present and this will necessitate frequent sharpening of tools. It peels easily and nails satisfactorily but gluing sometimes presents difficulties because of the oily nature of the wood.

Resistance

  • Termite Resistance                         Resistant
  • Lyctid Susceptibility                        Sapwood susceptible
  • Marine Borer Resistance                Moderate 21-40 years
  • Bushfire                                            Bal 12.5 and 19, AS3959 required applications
  • Fire Properties Group                     3 – Slightly Combustible

 

Availability

  • Sawn thickness 25, 38, 50mm
  • Sawn width from 50mm to 200mm (25mm increments)
  • For finished dressed and profiled products refer to Austim sizing chart or contact us.
  • Random length range 0.9m to 3.6m