Friday, July 15, 2011

Teak Wood is Very Durable Wood

Teak is the common name for tropical tree species Tectona grandis wood and wood products. Tectona grandis is native to South and South-East Asia, India, mainly in Indonesia, Malaysia and Myanmar, but has been cultivated and naturalized in many countries, including Africa and the Caribbean. Myanmar accounts for almost one third of the total production of teak in the world.

The word derives from the Malayalam teak (in the Malabar region) or Thek word tekka. The original word comes from Thekkam in Tamil. This tree is mentioned in the literature of the seventh century Tevaram popularly known as Tamil. Tectona grandis is a large tree, deciduous, which is dominant in the mixed hardwood forests. It has small white scented flowers and leaves are often hairy paper at the bottom.

Teak is widely used in Indonesian to make doors and window frames, furniture and columns and beams in old type houses. It 'is very resistant to termite attacks. Mature teak is sold at a very good price. And 'grown extensively by forest services of different states in forest areas.

Teak is widely used for boat decks because it is extremely durable and requires very little maintenance. Teak tends to wear the bands softer growth, "Summer", first, forming a natural surface, "slip". Sanding is thus not only harmful. The use of modern cleaning products, oils, preservatives, or shorten the life of teak wood, teak because it contains natural oil, a very small distance below the surface white. Boat teak experts only wash with salt water, and re-caulk if necessary. This clears the deck, and prevents it from drying out and reducing the wood. The salt helps to absorb and retain moisture and prevents mildew and algae growth. People with little knowledge too often to keep the teak, and drastically reduce its life.


Chandra Haekal said...

Thank you for the great info guys..