We have whole forests of trees of different sizes and years of life. It is important to note that the heartwood is usually golden or medium brown in color, becoming darker with age. The grain is straight, but may occasionally be wavy or interlocked. Coarse, uneven texture, and moderate to low natural luster. Untreated wood surfaces feel slightly oily or greasy due to the natural oils. Teak is considered by many to be the gold standard for rot resistance, and its durability is considered very durable. Teak is also resistant to termites.
It is easy to work with in almost every way, the only drawback being that teak contains a high level of silica (up to 1.4%), which dulls cutting edges significantly. Despite its natural oils, teak generally glues and varnishes well, although in some cases it may be necessary to clean the wood surface with a solvent before gluing/varnishing to reduce the natural oils on the wood surface. Common uses are Ship and boat building, veneer, furniture, exterior construction, carving, turning, and other small wooden items.
The common use is ship and boat building, veneer, furniture, exterior construction, carving, turning, and other small wooden objects.