Botanical name: : Baikiaea Plurijuga
Weight: 900 kg/m3
Origin: South Africa / Zimbabwe

 

The stated weight (kg/m3) is measured with a moisture percentage of approximately 12%. Its heartwood tends to be medium reddish brown. Commonly, also black streaks can be found. In contrast its demarcated sapwood is pale pinkish yellow.

Rhodesian Teak is rated as very durable in regard to decay and insect attacks. Due to its high cutting resistance and high silicia content, working with Rhodesian Teak could be difficult. However, the wood is stable in service (shrinkage and expansion) and known for its natural hardness and density. Common applications are wooden floors and small boards.

Rhodesian Teak is referred to its country of origin. Zimbabwe was formerly Rhodesia.* Rhodesian Teak does not belong to the Teak (Tectona genus) despite of its common name. Although its properties are quite similair, it is considerably harder than Teak (Tectona genus) and more difficult to work with.

 

Stock

Even if the wood type or dimensions you are looking for are not mentioned, we would be happy to hear your request. Perhaps the stock has changed or we expect / realize the dimensions in question in the (short) term.

Sq. edged Rhodesian Teak - KD 

4 sides planed to 20 mm x 135 mm

Fine and coarse profile

Ca. 3,5 m³

 

Photo impressions

Click to enlarge (Homé Hout, 2021)