Latin name: Tectona grandis

Type of wood: Hardwood


Hard and fairly dense, teak has been used for centuries in furniture making. It is known for its uniform dark brown colour and straight grain but does have high oil and tannin levels.

Uses: Teak is commonly used for interior and exterior furniture and window frames.


  • hard, strong and durable wood
  • straight wood grain
  • highly resistant to wear and tear


  • high oil content can affect some finishes