Teak

Worldwood is the specialist in teakwood. Due to our many years of experience as a supplier to the yachting industry, we know what is needed. Teak is a wood species like no other and is called the ‘King of the Woods’. Because teak is a precious wood type, it is important to fulfill a requirement as close as possible. This ensures optimum efficiency by minimizing saw loss. Both the diversity of dimensions and qualities and the volume make Worldwood fully focused on this. With Europe’s largest teak stock, we can deliver directly from stock.

Timber description

  • Teak is very durable. (Class 1)
  • The heartwood of Teak is light brown to golden brown, it darkens under the influence of UV light. The Moulmein Teak is usually uniform of color.
  • Weight approx. 660 kg/m3
  • Easy sawing and planing
  • Botanic name: Tectona Grandis

Main uses
Due to its unique characteristics, teak can be used for almost all applications. Teak is very suitable for various applications in the marine industry, exterior, chemical industry, (parquet) floors, interior and stairs.

Teak & Worldwood
Before shipping to the Netherlands, one of our employees will check whether the teak meets our quality standards. Worldwood has opportunities for a project-oriented approach for purchasing, processing and storage. Worldwood imports teak in a variety of sizes and also special quarter sawn, which can be offered in customer-specific sizes.

Teak is easy to saw and planing. Depending on the lime and gravel content, the tools stumble more or less quickly. In general, it is recommended to use tools with carbide cutting edges.

The height and diameters of the teak trees are highly dependent on the growth site and the soil condition. In Myanmar / Burma, under favorable conditions, there are teak trees with a height of 40-45 m, with diameters up to 1.80-2.40 m. These large trees have a branch-free strain of 25-27 m.

In general, Worldwood prefers a natural seasoning process, which in most cases is also the case. However, in some cases there is no time for a natural seasoning process and we use one of our three kilns. Worldwood guarantees that no seasoning of wood in any kiln is mixed with another type of wood to prevent color problems. Worldwood employees are experienced and qualified to give the teak the special treatment it deserves.

Heartwood 4 Sapwood 3

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