|Botanical Name :
|Common Names :
Burma teak, Rangoon teak, moulmein teak, gia thi, jati sak, kyun, mai sak, rosawa, and many other local names
Where it Grows
In Indonesia, India, and Central America.
Has numerous uses including ship building (especially decks), indoor or
outdoor furniture, high class joinery, flooring, paneling, plywood,
decorative veneers, turnery, carving, chemical tanks and vats.
Generally straight grained with a coarse, uneven texture, medium luster
and an oily feel. Yellow brown to dark golden brown heartwood and
grayish or white sapwood.
Works reasonbly well with hand or machine tools but silica in wood is
tough on cutting edges and machine dust can be an irritant. Good
turning and carving properties. Gluing best done on freshly cut
surfaces due to oily nature. Pre-drilling recommended for screwing and
nailing. Stains and finishes well although natural oils can cause
Moderately hard and heavy, with low stiffness and shock resistance,
moderate bending strength, moderate steam bending, and excellent decay
resistance and dimensional stability. Good acid resistance.