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TEAK STORY

Ancient civilizations in India and Malaysia have long known about the benefits and usefulness of teak wood.

Because of its durability, its resistance to rot, and its flexibility (making it relatively easy to work with), teak has long been a popular timber tree and a valuable natural resource.The strong structural properties of teak made it the number 1 choice for ship builders since the middle ages.

The main advantage of teak is its unique ability to prevent rust and corrosion when in contact with metal. This makes it invaluable in the shipbuilding industry.It is said that the first outdoor teak benches were actually made of decking from old sailing ships.
The decking on these ships was in such good condition when the ships were about to be scrapped, the wood was recycle and remade into outdoor furniture.

 

 

 

 

Public parks all over England are furnished with teak benches, some of which are nearly a century old. An outstanding material, teak continues to be a choice for boat materials even in this day and age. You can see this in the modern skiff at the right. The foredeck hatch consists of teak.

Elephants are still used to haul teak from inland jungles to the waterways. Transporting teak has always been a difficult problem because of the heavy weight of the wood. The logs are so heavy they will not float. Instead the elephants drag the teak logs through the thick undergrowth in the rain forests.

Teak is virtually impervious to all weather conditions, partly due to its high oil content and is able to resist insect attacks, making it the most sort after wood.

Uses of teak worldwide....

Outstanding in a wide range of uses on account of its durability, strength, moderate weight, ease of working, stability and attractive appearance.

Widely used in ship building, for decking, launches, boats, deck houses and weather doors.

Makes excellent furniture, carvings and interior fittings for ships, offices and public buildings.

In house construction makes fine doors, frames, windows, window frames, staircases, floors, paneling, cupboards and fittings. One of the best all-round timbers in the world.

 
 

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