South Sudan Teak (Tectona grandis)

Quality of South Sudan Teak goes from dense slow-grown forests, where each tree is rich in resin and deep color. These exeptional characteristics make this South Sudan Teak equal to the best sorts of Asian Teak that are usually used for yacht decking. This industry is takes a major use of teak wood excelling both in technical characteristics and production quality. Teak is the industry standart for the marine boat building. Legendary durability and beautiful grain makes it ideal material for yachts and boats. Also teak is used in automobile industry for dash-boards of classic Mercedes Benz S series cars.

Origin - India, Burma, Thailand, Vietnam. Also teak is widely planted in many other tropical regions, including West Africa, the Philippines, the tropical zone of America and the West Indies. The sapwood is yellowish or whitish, sharply marked off from the golden-brown core, sometimes with darker stripes. Wood is oily to touch. External environment makes teak darker. Large and heterogeneous grain. The average wood density about 41-55 lb/ft3 when dried. Teak wood is moderately easy to work with hand tools as well as on the machines. Handling causes severe blunting effects on the cutting edge from moderate to strong, but acute sharpening tools wood give a benign surface, averagely glued immediately after cutting or grinding.

Teak trade has more than a thousand years history. There is a great demand for wood in the world market because of its qualities such as durability, strength, attractive appearance and stability to variaety of atmospheric conditions. It is ideal for shipbuilding as it does not rot. Teak furniture has been very popular in the XVIII-XIX centuries in Europe. For the last 10 years Russia started using teak for swimming pools and saunas furnishing, as well as for boats and yachts decoration.

  • Dense, hard and high durability wood, resistant for rot and insects (especially for termites)
  • Straight grain orientation; curly gain is very rare.
  • Cellulose makes up about 43% of the wood, the lignin content - 30-39%. In parenchyma of the outer part of kernel teak contains up to 5% of rubber. Unusually high rubber content causes dull luster, sticky oil and water repellent properties, resistance to acids and high durability of wood.
  • Easy to work, but can cause severe blunting on edged tools because of silica in the wood contents.
Main industries that use Teak:
  • Indoors work: flooring, furniture, window frames, interior decking
  • Yachts and boats building (especially deck).
  • Garden furniture and outdoors working, where needed durability and resistant for weather conditions.
Origin of Wood: South Sudan
Botanical Name: Tectona grandis
Specific Gravity: .65
Avg. Weight Per BF: 3.33 lb/bf
Color Range: Golden Brown - Dark Brown
Rarity / Availability: Available
Typical Avg. Width: 4″ to 12″, can be found up to 30″ inches wide
Typical Avg. Length: 6′ to 12′ feet, can be found up to 16′
Avg. Waste Factor: 30% & up
Процент влажности после сушки от 6% до 8% для мебели и 12-16% для строительства вне дома
Wood Uses: Furniture, Cabinetry, Architectural Millwork, Boat Building, Outdoor Construction, Flooring, Garden Furniture and many other uses!
Lumber Grades: FAS. Flitch, Figured, Premium



Why wood is good?

At the dawn of human history, the forest was used as human food source, warmth, clothing, medicines, building materials and much more. And over the past century, our needs in wood only increased! Production of ships and aircrafts, construction materials, paper, furniture, chemical industries — and that`s not a complete list where wood is required! Even the air we breathe and water we drink we get thanks to the forest.

To this date lumber remains the only resource that is naturally restored and recycled. Moreover forest is one of the main reservoirs of carbon on Earth and serves home to many animal species. Currently forest struggles with industrial pollution absorbing dust and hydrocarbons.

Current active role of lumber industry is not only in cutting, but also in tree planting in order to keep forests alive and abundant. Thats why development of forestry is one of our primary goals!

Benefits of timber:

Wide range of applications

Today, there is no single industry that`s not using wood some way or another. A huge variety of building materials (board, lumber, wood panels, plywood, etc.), paper industry, furniture manufacturing, ship building and much, much more. Scientists are actively developing technologies for alternative fuels based on biomasses.


Lumber can be easily treated, have good quality of saving heat, has a low production and transportation cost. Lumber product service life has increased significantly thanks to modern technology. And lumber can be easily recycled with minimal cost and consequences — that is a new major fact to be considered.

Environmentally friendly

Please always remember that lumber is a renewable and recyclable resource. Technologies` development of timber extraction and lumber processing currently provides maximum usable materials from each tree. Wooden houses provide a healthy climate, provide a feeling of comfort and coziness, which has a positive impact not only on the physical but also the psychological health.

Terms of Delivery

We work on conditions of FOB, port Mombasa in Kenya. You can request shipments to other specified ports. Terms of delivery depend upon desired form of supplied material and volumes required. We handle and prepare each shippment individually for you. We can work with any carrier you prefer as well as we can offer you companies that we know and are sure of.

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