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- Common Name(s)
- Teak, Burmese Teak
- Scientific Name
- Tectona grandis
- Tree 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
- Janka Hardness
- 1070 lbf
- Heartwood tends to be a golden or medium brown, with color darkening with age.
- 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.
- Pricing / Availability
- Despite its widespread cultivation on plantations worldwide, Teak is very expensive. It is perhaps one of the most expensive lumbers on the market, at least for large-sized, non-figured wood. Other woods are more expensive, but are typically only available in small pieces, (i.e., Gaboon Ebony or Snakewood), or they are valued solely for the figure of their grain (i.e., burl woods, Pommele Sapele, or Waterfall Bubinga).
- Information cited from Wood-Database.com