The wood is not too heavy and it is fairly easy to work with, with a beautiful golden color, sometimes with dark streaks.
The color of Plantation Teak is not as dark as the old-growth lumber, but it will certainly oxidize and get darker with time.
The squares are usually 3” x 3” or 4” x 4”, with lengths 6’ and up, with up to 20% of shorts of 3’ to 5’ included.
Grades: A/A (Premium) – A/B – A/C
K/D 8-10% MC
Thickness: 1” – 1.1/4” – 1.1/2”
Widths: 2” and wider, up to 8”
Lengths: 2’ and longer, up to 7’
S2S (surfaced two sides) available upon request.
About Plantation Teak
Most of the plantations being harvested are at least 12 years old and the logs girth (circumference) range from 40cm up to 1.40m. Lengths are 2.3m and longer, up to 7m longs.
Tectona grandis is probably the most prized species in Asia, due to its outstanding weathering capabilities. In fact, the wood contains its own fungicide and bactericide (Tectonin), which naturally makes it more resistant to attack by insects or fungi. The old civilizations from India and China have known that for centuries, which explains its special status.
The most favored applications are high-end furniture, joinery, doors and windows, flooring and boat decking.
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