Teak Lumber

Teak Lumber is a close-grained hardwood with high natural oil and silica content. It is one of the hardest, strongest and most durable of all timbers, highly resistant to any rotting and almost impervious to the effects of hot sun, rain, frost or snow. Teak Lumber 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 boat builders for centuries. Once seen primarily on elegant yachts and in the most extravagant estates, teak wood is now a premium wood of choice for designers of hotels, corporate headquarters and upscale homes. Apart from its natural beauty, teak is one of the most valuable of all woods. Teak is popular for usage in Residential Teak Decking, Marine Teak Decking, SidingFlooring, and Teak Plywood. We also offer FSC options for all of your Teak needs.

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Stock Information

Species Information

  • GRADES: FEQ in stock, Rustic, FSC Recycled, and Reclaimed available
  • CUTS: Flatsawn, Quartersawn
  • 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
  • DRYING: Kiln-Dried (KD)
  • OTHER NAMES: 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

East Teak Hardwood is your best resource for all of your Hardwood needs!

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