Burmese Teak

Teak (Tectona Grandis)


Common Names: Teak, Burmese Teak


Distribution: Burmese teak is selectively harvested from well-managed forests in Myanmar (formerly known as Burma)


Color/Appearance: Heartwood tends to be a golden or medium brown


Janka Hardness: 1,070 lbf


Density: 3.5 lb/b.f.


Allergies/Toxicity: Most common reactions simply include eye, skin and respiratory irritation, as well as other health effects, such as pink eye, rash, nausea, asthma-like symptoms and effects on vision


Controlled species: CITES: no, IUCN: no


Common Uses: Ship and boatbuilding, veneer, furniture, exterior construction, carving, turnings and other small wood objects.