teak boards 21mm thick x 80mm wide x length 60cm to 240cm
Teak contains an abundance of natural oils and rubber that are trapped within the grain of the wood. Teak has the ability to retain its oils and rubber, even after it has been cut and processed. As a result, teak naturally has more weather-resistant properties than almost any other type of wood. When the wood has dried to a good moisture level – about 10 percent of its original content – the oils and rubber make the teak very weather resistant. Furthermore, the oils also protect the wood against dry rot, which is a common problem with wooden furniture that is a bit older. In addition, the oils and rubber protect the wood from invaders such as parasites and fungi. Other woods require weather-resistant oils and treatments to protect themselves; with teak this is much less necessary.