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Name: - Teak

Sources: - Burma, India and Thailand

Colour: - Rich golden brown.

Advantages: - Teak is strong. It is naturally oily, which makes it a very good material make outside furniture from. We say that it is very durable material

Resistance: -Teak is highly resistant to moisture, fire, acid and alkalis

Grain: -Teak has a very attractive straight grain.

Working properties: - Teak can be cut and shaped very easily

Corrosion: -It does not corrode iron and steel

Disadvantages: -Teak can be difficult to glue together because the oils form a barrier that will not easily absorb the glue into the surface. It can be expensive to buy and because of the gritty nature of the wood grain it can blunt cutting tools very quickly.