Teak wood is often regarded as wood with the most beautiful grain and texture. It is one of the hardest, strongest and most durable of all timbers, highly resistant to any rotting and almost impervious to the effects of hot sun, rain, frost or snow. It is a close-grained hardwood with high natural oil and silica content. Teak wood characteristics are stable, strong and durable, thus requires little or no maintenance regardless of the environment. This combination make it the ideal wood for all outdoor applications, and it has been the choice of boat builders for centuries. It was considered to has Durability Class I / II and Strength Class I / II. Teak also proved resistant to fungi, termites and other insects because the oil content in the wood itself. No other timber that deliver quality and performance comparable to teak. Once seen primarily on elegant yachts and in the most extravagant estates, teak wood is now a premium wood of choice for designers of hotels, corporate headquarters and upscale homes. Apart from its natural beauty, teak is one of the most valuable of all woods.
Teak trees are not the kinds of trees in tropical rain forests characterized by high rainfall throughout the year. Instead, teak forests grow well in dry areas and calcareous in Indonesia, particularly in eastern part of java island. Teak in java island considered as the best quality. According to history, it has started to be planted by the Dutch government since the early 1800s, and is now under the management of PT Perum Perhutani (State Owned Enterprose). All of our perhutani teak wood is supplied directly from area in Central Java and East Java. We do not used teak wood apart from the two areas.
Teak wood price is influenced many of its origin, size and criteria of quality wood tolerable limits, such as: knot, doreng, sapwood etc. Determination of the desired quality of teak wood should consider the type of finishing application chosen. In addition to protecting wood from external conditions, finishing on wood is expected to provide aesthetic value to the wood by highlighting the advantages and disadvantages of the quality of the wood. Finishing options should also consider the location where the teak product is placed whether inside or outside the room. Also consider the basic ingredients of finishing chosen whether water-based, oil or thiner-based. The addition of wood stain (color) will enhance the appearance of the teak, disguise the drawbacks or even cover the fiber (if you choose to use duco paint).
Sari Jati classifying the quality of teak wood into several groups as follows:
1. Perhutani Teak Wood First Grade
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2. Perhutani Teak Wood Second Grade
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3. Perhutani Teak Wood Third Grade
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