Burmese Teak Tectona Grandis
Burmese Teak heartwood is a uniform golden brown without markings. Grain is usually straight to slightly wavy. Texture is coarse, uneven and oily to the touch, sometimes with a white glistening deposit. Woodworking properties include medium resistence to cutting tools with a severe blunting effect. Pre-drilling required for nailing. Gluing is good on freshly planed or sanded surfaces. Fine machine dust is a skin irritant. Stains well and takes a satisfactory finish, especially an oil finish.
Typical Uses: Burmese Teak is used extensively in ship and boat building for decking, rails, hatches, etc. Also, furniture and cabinetmaking, flooring, garden furniture, chemical vats, fume ducts, laboratory benches, plywood, and decorative veneers.
Source Region: Southeast Asia
The below video was taken during a Central America trip in January 2014. It will show what Teak looks like when finished.