Teak wood has long been known as a raw material for making good furniture. Teak or in scientific science named Tectona grandis is wood that has good and oily veins. Low water content and the quality of tenacious wood make teak an idol for furniture craftsmen. even so, teak wood has the types, advantages and disadvantages of each. The following will explain a little information about the types of teak.
There are at least 3 types that are commonly known and used by the public. The three types of teak are, rakyat teak wood, emas teak wood and perhutani teak (indonesia state for escompany).
Of the 3 types of teak, each has different characters and textures.
1. Rakyat teak wood
Rakyat teak wood more likely to bend a lot on the trunk so that the wood produced is usually bent. In addition, Rakyat teak wood a longer growth period than gold teak wood, which is around 15 to 25 years to be ready for felling and can be used for its wood. But with the growing period, making the pores in this type of teak is denser than gold teak wood. And sapwood in people’s teak wood is usually less.
Advantages : The price is cheaper than Perhutani teak wood, it is quite durable to use.
Deficiency : A lot of sapwood, high water content, there is a hard wood and some are not (depending on the age of wood), the color of pale wood.
2. Emas teak wood
Is a type of teak whose tree has a faster growth period than the growth period of teak trees in general. In just 7 to 15 years, this tree has grown big and is ready to be cut down. This is an advantage of the gold teak tree. While the other advantage is that most of the teak gold trees are straight trunked without any bending or even if there is only a small portion so that the wood produced is also straight. The condition of wood like this is very preferred by furniture workers when they are working on wide-area furniture designs such as tables and cabinets. The pores in the teak wood are classified as larger or in other words less dense.
Advantages : The price is cheaper than Perhutani teak wood, most of the wood is straight.
Deficiency : A lot of sapwood, high moisture content hard wood, easily broken (because most of the felled wood is still young), the color of the wood is pale, remember the durability is lacking.
3. Perhutani teak
Perhutani teak is teak wood whose management is carried out by PT. Perum Perhutani. One of the state-owned institutions in charge of processing forest resources in Java and Madura. The wood produced has a much higher quality than gold teak wood and people’s teak wood.
Advantages : The pores of the wood are denser, the texture is oilier, the color of the wood is more vibrant, very durable, stems are straight and large diameter and having quality that is controlled and maintained.
Deficiency : The price is expensive
That is some information about the differences, advantages, and disadvantages of rakyat teak wood, emas teak wood and Perhutani Teak. May be useful