Native to southern Asia;
Widely grown on plantations throughout tropical regions of Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
100-130 ft tall, 3-5 ft trunk diameter
Teak has been used in furniture making for years. Its workability is superior to most other hard woods. The grain of Teak is smooth and cutting it is easy and pleasurable. Teak has oils in the wood so wood workers often clean the joints with mineral spirits before gluing. The wood finishes very well and has a distinct smell that most find very appealing. Old growth Teak is rare and comes at a premium (often being among the most expensive woods in the lumber yard). Teak trees are now widely grown in Central and South America and can be used for lumber and furniture making after as little as 20 years. Because of this Teak is an amazing sustainable resource. It is important to note that plantation Teak has a different appearance then old growth teak as there is light colored sap wood and figure throughout the smaller trunks.