Teak: Exotic Wood

Burmese Teak is prized for its weather resistance and durability. Teak is used in the boat building industry due to its natural ability to deal with the elements. Teak is a fairly expensive exotic wood. Teak is best used for smaller projects if budget is an issue, or alternative wood can be used. Teak has a uniform brown color and tends to be naturally oily. 


Origin of Wood TypeAsia
Botanical NameTectona Grandis
Specific Gravity.65
Avg. Weight Per BF4 lbs
Color RangeLight brown to dark brown
Rarity / AvailabilityCommon
Typical Avg. Width5 – 10 inches
Typical Avg. Length4 – 12 feet
Avg. Waste Factor25%
Wood UsesOutdoor Applications, Boat Building, and Outdoor Tables and Chairs
Lumber GradesFAS
Other Trade Names Burmese Teak, or Teak