The areas most suitable for the production are the rain, where it always alternates with a season very dry to very humid, between 10 ° and 25 ° of latitude north, often at altitudes of up ms.lm i1500 (Chin Hills in Burma in the mountains).
The sapwood of teak is clear, while the heartwood is golden-brown, with veins, sometimes black and gray.Contains an appreciable percentage of silica and is refractory to impregnation, even in an autoclave. Its air-drying is a simple process, especially for drums that have been practiced “anellatura the base.” The transaction, which is done whenever you want to float the logs to make them more easily floated, consists in removing a ring of bark near the base of the tree to cause death in the foot.
The power supply is interrupted as having cut the main channels of ascent. Probably the combined effect of a “hollowing” of the barrel, by gravity from the combined consumption of the leaves of what is still available to them allows some “cleaning” of the trunk, which will get rid of many dyes taking, to ‘act of sawing, looks less variegated color.
It bears very well in temperature, humidity, salt attack, and the weather, conditions that put a strain unlike any other type of wood. These features related to its high hardness, making it one of the most durable woods in the world. Thanks to its features of beauty, durability, strength, ductility and immarcescibilità, teak wood is an excellent choice for various applications.
Carpentry, building, construction, furniture, interiors, marine industry, are some of the major uses of this wood. The teak arrived in Europe at the start of the last century, when they discovered her exceptional skills for use in shipbuilding. In fact, the teak due to its high resistance to weathering is now mainly used in construction of bridges of ships (deck) without any preservative treatment.
Another peculiarity is very important not to deteriorate in contact with screws or hardware in general. It is worth noting that the name “Siam Teak” is from commercial, is still in use, dating back to the days when Thailand was called Siam current and exported most of teak in Europe. Currently, Myanmar, formerly Burma, is the largest exporter of teak from natural and expected that it will not survive a long time only the name of Teak Burma, Thailand exports as the only form of teak products.
With Burma Teak means natural teak from Myanmar.
[main source: Wikipedia.it, http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teak]