Trade name – TEAK (Medium hardwood)
Botanical name – Tectona grandis.
Family – Verbenaceae.
Teak is one of the world’s most valued wood species, popular for thousands years. Teak is the choice by many for its durability, resistance to rotting and minimal maintenance. Teak can be left outside, untreated, for many years while still retaining its natural elegance and strength. As such, it is often used in the production of outdoor furniture and luxury yachts as a deck cover. It is expansive due to its relative scarcity and difficulty to harvest and transport.
Origin and distribution – It is distributed in the Indian peninsula, Burma, Laos, Thailand, Philipines, Indonesia. Komodoor supplies Indonesian Merbau, mostly from East Jawa.