Teak is grained with a coarse, uneven texture, medium luster and an oily feel. Yellow brown to dark golden brown heartwood and grayish or white sapwood. It is also called as genuine teak and known for straight grain and grain structure. Its durability, extremely resistant to harsh climate and water repellent make it favorite for boat / yacht builders. It is resistant to insects and termites and does not cause corrosion or oxidation of the metal when it comes into contact with it. 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 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.


  • Botanical Name: Tectona Grandis
  • Other Names: Old Growth Teak, Genuine Teak
  • Color: Heartwood tends to be a golden or medium brown, with color darkening with age.
  • Origin: Burma, India, Thailand, Indonesia, Laos
  • Grain/Texture: Grain is straight, though it can occasionally be wavy or interlocked. Coarse, uneven texture and moderate to low natural luster. Raw, unfinished wood surfaces have a slightly oily or greasy feel due to natural oils.
  • Rot Resistance: Teak has been considered by many to be the gold standard for decay resistance, and its heartwood is rated as very durable. Teak is also resistant to termites.
  • Workability: Easy to work in nearly all regards, with the only caveat being that Teak contains a high level of silica (up to 1.4%) which has a pronounced blunting effect on cutting edges. Despite its natural oils, Teak usually glues and finishes well, though in some instances it may be necessary to wipe the surface of the wood with a solvent prior to gluing/finishing to reduce the natural oils on the surface of the wood.
  • Uses: Boat/Yacht industry, Indoor, Outdoor, Flooring, Furniture, Decking, Paneling, Doors, Staircases, Cabinets, Windows, Ship/rail


  • Quarter Sawn Lumber: 1"-3" x 3"-15" x 3'-25'
  • Quarter sawn Beams: 6"x6" to 10"x10" to 25'
  • Sawn Teak lumber
  • Grading: FEQ, S2S, S3S, S4S
  • Recycled and Reclaimed Teak
  • Round logs
  • Rough squares
  • Wider Boards (36"+)
  • Drying: KD, AD