Buy Wholesale African Teak Lumber
Found primarily in the jungles of southern Asia and Africa, Teak or Burmese Teak timber is a golden to mid-brown colored wood species of Tectona grandis family. It is produced from a tree that goes about 100 to 130 ft high and 1 to 1.15 meter in trunk diameter. Buy Wholesale African Teak Lumber from African Forest Timber Company.
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Wholesale Teak Lumber Stock Information
|GRADES:||FEQ in stock
Rustic and Reclaimed available
|SIZES:||4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 8/4, 10/4, 12/4, 16/4
6” and wider, 6’ to 20’
Custom sizes are available
Special pulls for length or width
Special pulls for grain
|PLYWOOD:||4 X 8 sheets, Marine Type 1-glue
Good 1-face: 1/8”, 1/4”, 1/2”, and 3/4”
Good 2-face: 1/4”, 1/2”, and 3/4”
Teak & Holly: 1-face in 1/4”, 1/2”, 3/4”
|WHOLESALE MINIMUM:||2,000 board feet and up|
BOTANICAL NAME: Tectona grandis
Teak, known as the “king” of hardwoods due to its long service life and durable characteristics, is a close-grained wood with high natural oil content. It is one of the most durable of all timbers, highly resistant to any rotting and almost impervious to the effects of hot sun, rain, frost or snow. Teak requires little or no maintenance regardless of the environment. These characteristics combine to make it the ideal timber for all outdoor applications and it has been the choice of builders in coastal areas for centuries. Once seen primarily on elegant yachts and in the most extravagant estates, Teak is now a premium wood of choice for designers of hotels, marinas and upscale homes. Apart from its natural beauty, Teak is one of the most valuable of all woods.
Teak has been cultivated in tropical regions for hundreds of years, since the establishment of teak plantations in the 18th and 19th centuries. When teak trees are cut, their sap helps to preserve the wood, making it both durable and restorable.
Durable – Teak is resistant to climate extremes, insects and fungus. It is not harmed by acids or alkali solutions. Plus, Teak’s inherent silica content and natural oils allow it to weather without the need of preservatives or sealants. Buy Wholesale African Teak Lumber from African Forest Timber Company
Restorable – Even after being left untreated for years, Teak can be restored to its original golden-brown color. Many prefer to let it weather to an attractive silver-gray. Teak that has been coated with finishes and oils can retain its original condition with regular applications.
Typical applications for Teak include shipbuilding, joinery, furniture, flooring, decking, carving, cabinetwork, paneling, turnery, tanks and vats and applications requiring high resistance to acids.
||Genuine Teak, True Teak, Asian Teak, Java Teak, Tek, Teck, Jati|
|ORIGIN:||Native to India, Burma, Thailand, Indochina, including Indonesia, particularly Java|
|APPEARANCE:||Heartwood dark golden yellow, turning a dark brown with exposure, often very variable in color when freshly machined showing blotches and streaks of various shades; sapwood pale yellowish, sharply demarcated. Grain straight, sometimes wavy; texture coarse, uneven (ring porous); dull with an oily feel; scented when freshly cut. Dust may cause skin irritations. Silica content variable, up to 1.4% is reported|
|DENSITY:||Janka scale hardness is 1,155 for dry material|
|WEIGHT:||42 lbs. / cu. ft., or approximately 3.5 lbs. per board foot|
|DRYING:||Dries slowly but with little or no degrade, large variations in drying rates reported|
|WORKABILITY:||Easily worked with both hand and machine tools and dresses to a very smooth finish if tools are kept sharp; glues moderately well despite its oily nature. Blunting of cutters can be rather severe. As noted, may cause dermatitis some individuals|
|DURABILITY:||Heartwood is rated as very durable with respect to decay fungi and termites; not immune to marine borers|
|PRESERVATION:||Heartwood extremely resistant to preservative treatments, sapwood also of low permeability|
|FINISHING:||Finishes well, Teak oil is a standard finish|
Genuine Teak is one of the world’s most well-known and coveted woods. Its heartwood is light-medium to medium brown, with a tint that can range from muted gold to a pale red. (Its color darkens as it ages.) Sapwood colors are a pale white, off-white or a pale yellowish brown. But it is the wood’s great toughness, rot resistance and durability — versus some rather bland aesthetics — which make it so popular.
Its grains are typically straight (although sometimes wavy, or even interlocked) with a high natual oil content. This generally makes for favorable working characteristics, although the wood does possess a high silica content. Buy Wholesale African Teak Lumber from African Forest Timber Company
Sustainability: Not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Common Uses: Ship decking, boat building, veneer, flooring, furniture, exterior construction, docks, bridges, carvings, turnings, and other small wood objects.