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Teak


Hardwood 43 lbs. per cubic foot, 3.58 lbs. per board foot
Probably the most decay resistant wood in the world, but it is not totally immune to marine borer attack. The wood grows in Burma, India, Thailand, and the East Indies. Sapwood is white to pale yellowish brown, while heartwood is a dark golden yellow that darkens with age. The wood has a rough oily feel, is straight grained and coarse, strong, hard, of low shrinkage, and easily worked but brittle, and tends to dull tools. Very commonly used for decking, joinerywork, and frequently left unfinished, it is a very durable wood. Glues used with this wood must be selected with care.
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