Teak – Burmese. [Tectonda grandis]
Boat fitouts, custom furniture, and joinery.
Teak is one of the worldâ€™s premium timbers with a long history of use in boat/ship fitouts, furniture and joinery. Sourced from Thailand, Burma and Vietnam; teak is exported around the world in various forms including sliced veneer, sawn timber, specialised machined decking.
Generally yellow-brown with a brown stripe in colour, a characteristic aroma, Teak is relatively easy to work. When dressed it occasionally displays an orange colouration, which fades with oxidisation.
Itâ€™s air dry density is approximately 670kg/m3. There are extensive plantations of Teak in several countries including PNG and Indonesia. The plantation species has a density of approximately 550kg/m3. This timber is frequently seen in the form of garden and interior furniture in the Australian market. Burmese Teak is generally available in boards of 25mm 38mm 50mm and 75mm thickness. Plantation teak is not readily available as sawn timber in Australia.
Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, New South Wales north, mid and central coast, Newcastle, Sydney, Wollongong, Southern Highlands, Melbourne.