Tobara Teak is an eco-friendly wood. It is a young "true" teak
grown in Mexico that has not yet reached maturity. These logs are
harvested to make room for the trees that will be grown to maturity.
Tobara Teak contains a high level of sapwood providing striking contrast
and a wild, rustic look.
Teak has been prized for centuries as one
of the worlds most durable and stable woods for outdoor use.
Traditionally used on boats and in outdoor furniture, Teak has also been
widely used for flooring.
exhibits a wide range of colors when fresh cut, from pale yellows to
orange browns with darker striping, all of which mellows into medium
Color Change: Teak
undergoes an extreme degree of color change with pronounced color change
from the highly variegated coloring found in material fresh sanded which
then darkens to a golden brown with substantial muting of the initial
color range over time.
Grain straight, sometimes wavy; texture coarse, uneven (ring porous);
dull with an oily feel; scented when freshly cut.
True Teak is known to have adverse reactions when many oil based
finishes are used with this wood. Many oil finishes will not dry
properly when used on True Teak. In general, most water based finishes
work with True Teak.
Heartwood extremely resistant to preservative treatments, sapwood also
of low permeability. Teak is often used in ship building. It
is very durable with respect to decay fungi and termites.