Description: Plantation Teak has natural water-resistance due to its natural oil content. It is very durable and strong. It is produced in plantations in many dry tropical climates across Central America, Indonesia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, and Thailand. Plantation teak has fewer rings than Burmese teak. It can be brought to a great finish and it takes to stain very well. A Plantation Teak Wood Countertop wood is a great idea for a kitchen, indoors or outdoors.
Alternate Trade Names: Teak, Rosawa, Tekku, Mai Sak, Djati, Tegina
Origin: Southeast Asia, Africa, Caribbean
Color: Golden-yellow and brown with darker markings, the sapwood can be prevalent and is light in color.
Grain: Plantation teak is typically straight grained, but can be wavy.
Janka Hardness: 1155
Plantation Teak Facts: It is considered a renewable resource because it is harvested and managed to produce a sustainable supply. It can be grown without artificial fertilizers or irrigation to get a similar look and durability to Burmese Teak. It grows to be about 130 to 150 feet (39 to 45 meters) in height. The trunk typically has a diameter of 1 to 2 feet. It is used for outdoor furniture, boat decks, office furniture, boat and ship building, oars, laboratory benches, and plywood. Plantation Teak is available FSC certified.
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