Formal Name: Tectona grandis
Color: Heartwood is almost always a rich golden brown in color, but may also vary from rich brown to a deep, chocolate brown with very dark markings. The sapwood is white to pale yellow in color, and is clearly demarcated from the heartwood.
Workability: The coarse, abrasive texture of Teak makes it difficult to saw, producing a severe blunting effect. Pre-boring is recommended before nailing. It stains well and produces a beautiful finish when oiled.
Physical Properties: Medium density wood with high crushing strength and low resistance to shock.
Interior/Exterior: both interior and exterior