Teak wood ‘s oiliness and white mineral deposits (silica) content testing and inspection,quality control,quality assurance,sourcing ,teak outdoor and indoor furniture

This dense, strong wood has excellent decay resistance and dimensional stability, making it ideal for marine applications. It’s also moderately hefty and hard, with the ability to be bent when treated with steam while retaining much strength. Of particular importance to the boat building industry, Teak lumber is flexible enough to bend around a boat’s rounded sides.

While the natural silica in Teak can cause cutting tools to wear out, the wood responds well to both hand and machine applications. Because of its oiliness, wood responds best to gluing when it is freshly cut, and pre-drilling aids screwing and nailing. The oily texture of this wood, as you might think, can cause adhesive challenges, but it still stains and finishes nicely.



The sapwood is white to pale yellow in color, and is clearly demarcated from the heartwood. The heartwood is golden-yellow to golden-brown. The heartwood turns a darker brown and sometimes almost black. Irregular figuring of darker streaking is very common. The grain is straight, but can be wavy or mottled. The texture is coarse and uneven. Teak is very oily, and can have white mineral deposits (silica).


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