Brazilian Teak Technical Information & Specs

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Photo Brazilian Teak Lumber
Description Color varies from a golden tan to a reddish brown. Dark grain accents can be present throughout the wood.
Country of Origin South America
Botanical Name Dipteryx Odorata
Other Names Almendrillo, Cumaru, Tonka, and Tonquin Bean
Mechanical Properties Bending strength of 14,793 psi.
Janka 3540 - Over 6 times stronger than redwood and twice as strong as standard bamboo.
Working Properties Difficult to saw and bore. Where severely interlocked grain is not present, the wood planes to a smooth surface. Because of its high density and oily nature, the wood glues poorly. It nails and screws well; pre-drilling is necessary.
Durability Brazilian Teak is very durable. The heartwood has shown to be very durable in resistance to both brown-rot and white rot fungi. The wood has excellent weathering characteristics.
Seasoning Brazilian Teak is rated as easy to air-season with a slight tendency to check and with moderate warping; drying was uniformly rapid.
Uses Outdoor Decking, flooring, cogs and shafts, heavy construction, barge and dock fenders, railroad crossties, pulp mill equipment, tool handles, bearings, turnery. A substitute for lignum vitae.
Comments The Brazilian Teak tree is cultivated in many areas for the tonka beans used as a flavoring, which have a vanilla-like flavor.

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Brazilian Teak Decking
Color varies from a golden tan to a reddish brown with some dark grain accents throughout.
3540 lbs.
Bending Strength:
14,793 psi.
Decay Resistance:
Very durable and naturally resistant to decay and insects. Offers up to 50+ year lifespan.