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THE BURMESE TEAK

GENERAL INFORMATIONS
Teak is a tropical tree. Its name comes from Malayalam (a language of India), Thekku.
Teak is a wood of great qualities and is recommended for the manufacture of boat deck but also for garden furniture. Indeed, teak is rotproof.
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A LITTLE BIT OF TECHNIQUE
Burma Teak has slow growing species depending on their environment. They can reach a diameter of 1,5m for a height of 27 to 30 m. Its density is 600 to 800 kg m³.
At the age of 20, teak flowers every year. Its leaves are grouped in cyme, white and fragrant. Its fruit is edible.
The color of the wood varies according to its plantation (environment...). It varies from pale yellow to bronze or reddish beige to dark veining.
Burma teak is a semi-hard wood which makes it easy to work. Its fibers are straight and rigid with a tight grain, allowing a very smooth finish. It is harvested at the age of about 70 years old.

HIS ADVANTAGES
Burma teak is a wood extremely resistant to climatic aggressions. It is not afraid of insects or termites (except at the level of the sapwood).

CONCLUSION
Its tight and fine grain makes it a wood very appreciated by the cabinetmakers. Its advantages (very resistant wood, rot-proof...) make it a very popular wood for shipbuilding, as for bridges but also for parquet and outdoor furniture.

When you do work, demand that it be Burma wood! Indeed, the Teak which is not original is not of good quality for the shipbuilding. The wood is not tight and a lot of knot are present! In addition, Burma teak is replanted!

We guarantee that our wood is sourced from Burma. We have the certificate of origin forma A as well as phytosanitary. Our teak is honey color.