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Legal Wood vs. Illegal Logging

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Where does your teak furniture originate? The world’s fascination with teak wood is a long one. Boats made with teak have been found to be over 2000 years old.

Why did shipbuilders use teak? Mature Teak Wood has a high oil content, high tensile strength, and tight grain. Its natural weather, rot, and pest resistance is highly regarded. In Indonesia, it’s very easy to find very old houses made entirely of teak. Mature Teak Trees were once very plentiful and therefore, many people used it for houses, boats, and decorative items. 

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Legal Wood vs. Illegal Logging

Posted by PSMB Staff on

Where does your teak furniture originate? The world’s fascination with teak wood is a long one. Boats made with teak have been found to be over 2000 years old.

Why did shipbuilders use teak? Mature Teak Wood has a high oil content, high tensile strength, and tight grain. Its natural weather, rot, and pest resistance is highly regarded. In Indonesia, it’s very easy to find very old houses made entirely of teak. Mature Teak Trees were once very plentiful and therefore, many people used it for houses, boats, and decorative items. 

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