Have you always been curious about what makes Teak Furniture so great? You keep seeing it everywhere and wonder what is it about Teak that makes it so special? For starters, teakwood is a sustainable resource, an eco-friendly palm tree that grows in tropical rainforests.
The first teak plantation in Java Indonesia was established in 1810 by the Dutch. At that time, the Dutch were the major plantation owners in Java. The Dutch exported Teak to many countries such as China, Europe, and the United States. Teak plantations in Java Indonesia were mainly used for furniture, flooring, and other wood products.
A plantation on the Island of Java in Indonesia is where Kayu® Teak gets the wood for their furniture. Tropical hardwood trees such as Teak are a significant source of wood for furniture and construction in the world. In Indonesia, teak is the most commonly used wood, accounting for about 50% of the total forest products. Indonesia is the largest exporter of Teak. The leaves grow at a rate of up to 2 inches a year, and the trees live to about 100 years of age. The tree is harvested and then used to make furniture and other products. The tree is harvested on average at about 25 years of age, any less and the tree would not have the same density & finish. All of the teak Kayu® uses is selectively logged, we do not use wood harvested from protected forests.
Teak is a dense and heavy wood and one of the most widely used woods in the world. Teak is often referred to as ironwood, as it takes and holds an astonishingly high amount of iron. It is prized for its strength, density, and durability. Teak is also one of the most water-resistant woods, making it a great choice for outdoor furniture. Teak is one of the most sought-after types of wood for its durability, resistance to rot, and ability to handle exposure to the elements. It is a hard, dense wood that is perfect for furniture, flooring, and flooring materials. It is also used in the construction of boats, truck bedding, bridges, siding, decking, docks, and more. Teak is a very resilient wood, and if harvested from the forest with care, it can be used for centuries.
This was just scratching the surface of how great this hardwood really is! Thank you for reading this blog.
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