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Does not have the density and variety of colour found
in forest grown stock but has the same properties. The sample illustrated
is forest grown whereas the plantation grown timber is faster grown with
more knot defects evident.
General Description: The true Teak of Burma is a
medium golden brown colour without markings, but most other teak is rich
brown with darker chocolate-brown markings. Indian Teak is wavy grained
and mottled but generally straight to wavy grained, coarse textured,
uneven, oily to the touch and sometimes with a white glistening deposit.
Weight varies from 610-690kg/m3 (38-43lb/ft3), average 650kg/m3
(40lb/ft3); specific gravity .65.
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