Found in South East Asia with Burma dominating the export and supply of this specie, it is regarded as the one of the world’s most sought after exotic species both for it’s beauty, status association but also its superior characteristics.
The heartwood is light to medium brown in color and can have a somewhat golden or honey element, with its sapwood having a lighter yellow pale brown. The grain is generally straight, although can sometimes also be wavy too with a course texture.
It is moderate when considering hand tools and can have a blunting effect on cutting tool. It can required some extra work such as pre drilling for nailing. It glues well and finishes well but particularly with oil finishes.
Burmese teak scores particularly well with regards to rot resistance, decay and insect attack.