The withered hardwood tree, Teak, is descended from South Asia, South East Asia, Africa, and Caribbean. However the biggest Teak forest is found in Java, Indonesia a South East archipelago country, which is well known with the beauty of the island of the gods, Bali. According to growing condition, it can reach 45 meters (15 feet) in height and produce a long straight trunk about 1.5 meters (5 feet) in diameter.
The trunk can be fluted and buttressed for support. Teak has an average dried weight about 660 kg/m3 (41lb/ft3).
Teak, a tall tropical deciduous tree cultivated for its hand, durable, and decay-resistant wood. People usually use it for ships, boat building, exterior joinery, piers, furniture, plywood, veneer and carvings.
Teak has tiny white flowers which can eventually be ripen into small cherries-like fruits containing oily seeds.
Teak can sink in water unless it is thoroughly dried. The genuine one combines the quality of a rich and pleasing appearance with a durability that is unequaled by any other timber. Teakwood has a natural high oil content which makes it both stable and resistant when it is exposed for years, including in winter and summer. The trees then dies and is left standing for about two years to make sure it dried out. When fall comes, teak drops of part of its leaves in order to lessen the evaporation.
This fabulous tree has a course uneven texture with an oily feel. Indonesian teak is uniform golden brown, whereas the others are darker and more market. The wood is strong with moderate steam bending properties. It is naturally very durable. It is worked well with hand and machine tools, but quickly dull cutting edges. It is glued well on newly prepared surfaces.
The special quality of the teak makes it to be chosen for ship making and its construction, hence people tend to utilize it for outdoor furniture until now. This fact drives Padma Indoraya to choose it as the raw material both for garden and indoor furniture.