Working with Teak
Teak is easily worked with both hand and machine tools. Furthermore, its smooth finish is coveted by woodworkers. Glues moderately well with fresh, clean cut surfaces despite its oily nature. It is naturally durable and also weathers well.
Furniture, flooring, carving, cabinets, interior millwork and turnings. It’s also used in shipbuilding and other exterior and marine applications.
Please call for current availability. Price varies depending on ease of access in the market.
Common Name(s): Burmese Teak
Scientific Name: Tectona grandis
Distribution: Native to southern Asia;
Widely grown on plantations throughout tropical regions of Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
Tree Size: 100-130 ft (30-40 m) tall, 3-5 ft (1-1.5 m) trunk diameter
Average Dried Weight: 41 lbs/ft3 (655 kg/m3)
Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): .55, .66
Janka Hardness: 1,070 lbf (4,740 N)
Modulus of Rupture: 14,080 lbf/in2 (97.1 MPa)
Elastic Modulus: 1,781,000 lbf/in2 (12.28 GPa)
Crushing Strength: 7,940 lbf/in2 (54.8 MPa)
Shrinkage: Radial: 2.6%, Tangential: 5.3%, Volumetric: 7.2%, T/R Ratio: 2.0
From: The Wood Database