Item Code: burmateak
Teak wood from Myanmar, a kind of hardwood, is called the king of woods. It is widely considered the best raw material in furniture building.
We at Simla strive our best to bring you the best quality teak that satisfies your requirement of trouble free wood.
Our Burma teak cut sizes can be mainly used for flooring, claddings and any kind of furniture.
Apart from various household furnitures such as doors, window frames, shutter etc, the cut Teak sizes can also used in decks and furniture of yachts and ships.
Density: Teak is a medium weight timber which has a density of 610-750 kg/m3 air dry.
Natural Durability: Teak’s heartwood is considered as durable to highly durable depending upon the condition of exposure. Stake tests show an average service life in contact with ground of more than 10 years (5.6 years in Malaysia) under tropical conditions and more than 25 years under the temperate conditions. The teak’s sapwood is liable to be attacked by powder-post beetles.
Preservative Treatment: The heartwood is hard to be treated with preservatives.
Texture: Texture is rather uneven and coarse. The Grain is straight, slightly interlocked or wavy.
Strength Properties: This timber is somewhat strong.
Machining Properties: Due to the presence of silica in its cell, the Teak requires some efforts otherwise it is not difficult to work with. Tungsten carbide tipped tools are suggested for sawing as well as planning operations. The wood turns well.
Nailing Property: The nailing property is considered good but pre-boring is suggested.
Air Drying: Generally, teak dries superbly just with few defects excluding the fact that the timber is more prone to color changes. Along with this, high initial temperature should also be avoided. Its 13 mm thick boards take approximately 15 days to air dry from 40% to 15% moisture content, whilst the 25 mm thick boards take 30 days and 38 mm thick boards take 50 days.
Shrinkage: Teak is known for its low radial shrinkage of around 0.7-1.5% and has a tangential shrinkage of 1.1-2.5% from green to air dry condition.
Teak has a lot of constructive properties that make it appropriate for different types of purposes. Timber is used widely for ship decking and various other boat building and constructional works like interior fittings and furniture of boats. Owing to its excellent resistance against teredo activity, the teak is considered as an outstanding timber for bridge building as well as for other constructional works in contact with water which includes quays, docks, floodgates and piers in fresh water. Timber is also widely demanded for house construction such as floorings and interior and exterior joinery (window, solid panel doors and framing). This also finds its usage in laboratory and kitchen tables, carving, toys, musical instruments, vats and plywood.