Teak is a tropical hardwood species of the tree known as Tectona Grandis. The species is placed in the family Lamiaceae. It is sometimes known as the "Burmese Teak," or as C.P.Teak or Nagpur Teak in English. Tectona Grandis is a large, deciduous tree that is dominant in mixed hardwood forests. It has small, fragrant, white flowers and papery leaves that are often hairy on the lower surface. Teak wood has a leather-like smell when it is freshly milled.
Teak timber is particularly valued for its durability and water resistance, and is commonly used for boat building, exterior construction, veneer, furniture, carving, turnings and other small wood projects. Tectona Grandis is native to south and southeast Asia, mainly India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Burma, but is naturalized and cultivated in many countries in Africa and the Caribbean. Burma accounts for nearly one-third of the world's total teak production. Since around the 7th century, it has been used to outfit and adorn the residences of the wealthy and powerful. You'll find an abundance of natural oils and rubber locked right into the tight grain of teak wood. All woods contain oils that protect the tree - think maple sap or tea tree oil. Teak, however, can retain these oils and its rubber even after being felled and processed. Because of this, teak has greater natural weather-resistant properties than just about any other type of wood.
Pezrok carries an array of Teak Root Home Décor item, including: tables, pedestals, free-form stools and benches, decorative root spheres, console tables, coffee tables and more. Contact us to find out what we currently have in stock, or better yet come in to our shop in downtown Blue Ridge so that you can see for yourself the beauty of Teak.