What is Teak Wood?
Teak Wood is the name for hardwood tree, the species from scientific name “Tectona Grandis” and in the Indonesian name is “Jati”. This kind of tree grows widely in south of Asia and Southeast Asia, especially in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Burma. The growth of this tree can reach a height of up to 35 M with large broad leafed round stems with very short twigs. Teak wood is greatly familiar used as an ingredient in furniture manufacturing, ship hulls, building construction, and other large construction. This wood was selected due to its extra ordinary quality for all weather conditions.
Teak Wood is also known as kinds of wood that is very expensive due to slowly growth which it’s can only be harvested at a minimum age of 20 years. In Indonesia, the teak trees have been cultivated since 1930 until now on the Java Island by the Indonesian Government, which is called “Perhutani” as the official Indonesian government agency that manages the plantations of timber for industry. The demand of high market and a declining number of this tree, make the price of wood always increase every year.
The biggest sector that needs this kinds of wood is the furniture industry and wood flooring industry, this wood was selected because it is resistant to all weather, smooth texture and has a golden yellow colour. The general furniture products that made from teak wood are commonly for the exterior furniture due to it will not be weathered even though they are placed outdoors with extreme weather. The processed products from teak wood can even survive to hundreds of years, so this type of wood is very popular in the world market. Another motive for selecting the teak is also because it is easier to maintain and can be restored