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Teak Plantation
Botanical Name: Tectona Grandis
Other Names: Teak
Color: Brown
Description

Plantation Teak has a medium bending strength, high crushing strength and low stiffness and resistance to shock loads. Teak offers a medium resistance to tools and has a severe blunting effect on cutting edges. Stains well and takes on an excellent finish, especially when polished.

Teak is used for furniture and cabinet-making, interior and exterior joinery, and plywood and veneer decoration.

Plantation teak is aesthetically less pleasing.  It may have dull and uniform grain.  Teak will mature in 25 years but immature plantation teak (common now days).  Premature logging results in inferior teak quality so some of the teak applications are questionable.

Properties

Moderately hard and heavy, with low stiffness and shock resistance, moderate bending strength, moderate steam bending, and excellent decay resistance and dimensional stability. Good acid resistance.

Works reasonably well with hand or machine tools but silica in wood is tough on cutting edges and machine dust can be an irritant. Good turning and carving properties. Gluing process is the best done on freshly cut surfaces due to oily nature after cleaning with Acetone. Pre-drilling recommended for screwing and nailing. Stains and finishes well although natural oils can cause adhesion difficulties.

It is much cheaper and inferior when compared to old growth genuine teak.

Plantations Teak can be any of these following countries:

South America
Brazil
Caribbean Islands (Cuba, Jamaica, Trinidad)
Costa Rica
Honduras
Panama
Venezuela
Africa

Benin
Cameroon 
Ghana
Ivory coast
Liberia
Nigeria
Sudan
Sierra Leone
Zambia
Zimbabwe.
Oceania

Fiji
Northern Australia
Papua New Guinea
Solomon Islands
Southeast Asia

Cambodia
Indonesia
Laos
Philippines
Thailand
Vietnam
India

Uses

  • Indoor
  • Outdoor 
  • Flooring
  • Furniture
  • Decking
  • Paneling
  • Doors
  • Staircases
  • Cabinets
  • Windows
  • Ship/rail
  • Intarsia Works
 







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