Teak » Tectona grandis

Why Teak?
Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
woodworking characteristics


Easily worked with both hand and machine tools and dresses to a very smooth finish if tools are kept sharp. Glues moderately well with fresh, clean cut surfcaes despite its oily nature. Naturally durable and weathers well.
color of Teak

Color Range

Dark golden yellow turning dark brown with age.
other names for Teak

Other Names

Burma teak, Rosawa, Djati, Sagon, Genuine teak, Sagwan, Gia thi, Tadi
uses for Teak

Some Typical Uses

Furniture, flooring, carving, cabinets, interior millwork, turnery, shipbuilding, and exterior and marine applications.
the Teak tree

What's the Tree Like?

This tree may reach 130-150 feet in height with clear boles to 80-90 feet. Trunk diameters usually 3-5 feet; older trees fluted and buttressed. The Teak tree grows in Southeast Asia
map of where this wood grows


lbs /Bd. Ft.
-6.98% lighter than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)


Janka Rating (?)
-22.48% softer than red oak(1290 lbf)


Specific Gravity (?)
-7.81% less dense than red oak(.64)

Woodworking with Teak:

General Workability
Average 6/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Fine 3/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Average 6/10
Red Oak

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