Natural Colour                                                                                               


  • Golden brown with occasional darker streaks


Common Uses

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


timber specifications


Botanical & Other Names

  • Tectona grandis



  • Myanmar (Burma)



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



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



  • 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.


  • 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



  • 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