Genuine Teak Hardwood Timber
If you are looking for genuine hardwood Teak timber, Timbersource can help.
Read on or give us a call on 01373 469905 to find out more.
Genuine Teak Hardwood Timber
Teak timber (Tectona grandis) is recognised worldwide for its durability and great stability. It has a natural oil content that is its water repellent, making it immune to rotting, fungi and most chemicals.
The genuine Teak (Tectona grandis) now available from Timbersource, is from a 40,000-hectare plantation in Ghana, a source which has UK Forestry Commission approval. Trees are felled from 10 years or more, depending upon girth. Continual replanting is part of the process, to develop a long-term supply.
Untreated teak can be left open to the elements for more than 30 years and naturally seasons to an attractive mild silver colour. Teak will not turn black when in contact with most metals.
Simply tell us how you'd like your teak timber to be machined as well as the desired measurements, and we'll use our state-of-the-art machinery found in our mill and machine shop to cut it to suit your requirements.
Call us now on +44 (0) 1373 469905 to speak to one of our teak specialists
Cut to Size / Planed Teak Timber
Teak is a beautiful colour and is generally fine to coarsely grained, of even texture and has a slightly oily feel. Generally yellow/brown to dark golden brown heartwood with greyish or white sapwood is usual.
Although Tectona grandis (teak) can still be found in Myanmar and Thailand, much of it was cut down over many decades due to aggressive commercial exploitation. In recent years industrial plantations of teak are now situated around the world.
Ordering Teak Timber
Ordering Teak timber cut to size from Timbersource is perfect if you need wood for furniture making and a range of other purposes. Teak is a versatile timber that can be suitable for a variety of different projects.
Frequently Asked Questions about Teak Timber
What can Teak Timber be used for?
Teak timber can be used for indoor and outdoor furniture, decking and works reasonably well with hand or machine tools but silica in wood is hard on cutting edges; machining requires masks, as dust could also be an irritant.
How strong and durable is this timber?
This tropical hardwood timber is very strong, durable and also resistant to outdoor elements such as rain, rapid temperature changes and insects. The durability of teak is one of the reasons why it is such a popular timber for so many different projects.
What are its physical properties?
Teak timber goes an attractive silvery colour when left untreated and the sapwood is typically a whitish grey colour. Teak is a difficult timber to treat and has small moisture movement. The texture is medium and it is one of the more premium timbers.
Click & Collect and Delivery - Timbersource usually aims to dispatch orders within 10 working days for most requirements. We will endeavour to complete your order ahead of schedule.
Next Day / Same Working Day
Click and Collect - Same working day collection when you order by 12:00pm**
Delivery - Next working day delivery when you order by 12:00pm (please call +44 (0) 1373 469905 to ask if we can offer Same Working Day Delivery)
**Subject to Stock availability and excludes Saturdays, Sundays, Bank Holidays and Christmas Periods.
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