Description: Burmese Teak is hard and has medium density. It is strong and durable. Working with hand and machine tools is relatively difficult because it contains natural silica embedded in the grain. It is fire and acid resistant. Burmese teak is water-proof because of its high natural oil content, and is often used to build yachts. It finishes and stains fairly well. Burmese Teak Wood Countertops are durable, beautiful, and strong. Burmese Teak can make the perfect wood countertop, butcher block countertop, butcher block table, or island countertop for any kitchen.
Alternate Trade Names: Teak, Burma Teak, Tectona Grandis, Teku, Teka, Kyun Sagwan
Origin: Burma (Myanmar), India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Borneo, Philippines
Color: Dark golden-yellow, honey color, turns to a rich brown with dark brown markings. The sapwood is white and pale yellow.
Grain: It is typically straight grained, but can be wavy at times.
Janka Hardness: 1155
Burmese Teak Facts: Teak is used extensively in boat decks. It is also used for making doors, window frames, outdoor and office furniture, kitchen cabinets, harbor work, oars, laboratory benches, plywood, and columns and beams in old houses. About one third of the world’s total teak production comes from Burmese and Thailand sources. It typically grows to be about 130 to 150 feet (39 to 45 meters) high. The trunk grows a diameter to be about 3 to 5 feet (0.9 to 1.5 meters).
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