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Get to know Wood flare or Trembesi wood

In Indonesia in particular, naming wood trees uses a different name, as in most people who call wood with various names in each region. In Bali, it is referred to as wood flare, in Yogyakarta it is called Munggur wood, in Jepara it is called Kayu Meh. Ki rain, rain tree, or trembesi. trembesi wood is a large, tall tree plant with a very wide header. This plant was once popular as a protective plant. This tree has several nicknames such as Saman, Rain Tree and Monkey Pod, and is placed in the genus Albizia. Its broad roots make it less popular because it can damage the surrounding roads and buildings. This name comes from water that often drips from theheader because of its ability to absorb strong ground water and dirt from crickets that live on trees.

Flares of trees or in English known as Suarwood have more than 30 other names. This type of wood tree can grow faster than other wood furniture with a very large tree circumference of up to 5 meters with an average height of 20 m to 30 m. In Indonesia, Suarwood is known as Trembesi. In the world of wood furniture industry it is also called meh wood. Furniture made from Suarwood is in high demand by various groups, both local and foreign. The expansion of interest in Suarwood Furniture directly impacts the expansion of the mention of Suarwood in other countries. For example, in the UK Suarwood is popular as Monkey Pod, Rain Tree, Giant Thibet, East Indian Walnut, Cow Trembesi and Soar Wood. Different names, giving different interpretations about wood flares. To that end, so that our treasury is getting richer, here are some other names: Suarwood (Source: Wikipedia)

Latin                : Albizia Saman, Samanea Saman

Spain               : Cenizaro,Acacia Preta, Arbol de Iluvia (Rain Tree), Genízaro.

Cuba                : Algarrobo

Colombia         : Campano, Saman

Venezuela       : Carabeli, Couji, Lara, Urero, Samán

France             : Arbreà (la) Pluie (RainTree

Germany         : Regenbaum (RainTree), Soar, Flare

Jamaica            : Goango

Canada            : BhagayaMara.

Thailand          : Kampu, Chamcha, Chamchuri Daeng and Chamchuri.

Vietnam          : Còng, Cua mua and Rain Tree.

Trembesi wood of the genus Albizia is one of the typical wood species from the tropics, especially Indonesia, which has a fairly good commercial value in the market. In Indonesia this trembesi wood comes from several islands, namely Java, Sumatra, Sulawesi, Maluku, and Nusa Tenggara, but it is also possible if wood which is also known as firewood can be found in other areas apart from the areas mentioned above. Because the distribution of trembesi trees that produce wood is indeed quite fast and can grow anywhere in Indonesia. In nature, large acid wood stocks are still quite large and are often found but for very large sizes are rarely found. Therefore, this wood is widely used by the community as carpentry wood. Namely as a raw material for making furniture replaces teak wood.

Usually, furniture made from acid wood has its own characteristics, which emphasize the impression of sturdiness in its design. That is, furniture made from acid wood, most components are made very thick and maybe nothing is made with a thin size of less than 3 cm. Especially on the table (table top), the thickness of the wood used is 4 to 15 cm. It’s a size that is hard to find in teak furniture. Hi, this is because besides meh wood, it has a large size so that it can be made freely by meh wood furniture makers to make solid furniture intact without connecting. Acid wood with a thickness of less than 3 cm is also easily curved, therefore it is usually outsmarted so as not to bend the thickness of this plywood over 8cm or adjust it to your needs.

Although sometimes our people tend to prefer furniture made of teak wood, furniture made of acid wood is also very popular in overseas export markets because furniture is made of acid wood which is very unique, besides wood fibers and patterns similar to wood teak wood, this can also be natural without color so it looks a very beautiful combination of brown and white. In addition to beautiful patterns and textures, furniture made from acid wood has thick and large size characteristics, and minimal connections even on tables with a diameter of 100 cm and even more than 3 meters in length. create a natural and unique impression on meh wood furniture. To find out more about acid wood, here are some common characteristics of acid wood or firewood:

1. Wood Surface Color

The terrace is dark (usually dark brown with black stripes) while the sapwood is white. sapwood).

2. Weight or weight of wood

Trembesi wood is a type of heavy wood, also acacia or teak. According to indonesianforest.com, the average specific gravity of acid wood is 0.60, which means it is quite heavy.

3. Endurance level

Trembesi wood is a type of wood with a class IV durability

4. Strength level

For the level of strength of wood, acid wood is a type of wood with a strong grade III level.

 

Besides being used for furniture, trembesi wood is also widely used as a raw material in making various types of other high value products such as for making veneers, doors, sculptures, carvings, and various other handicraft products.

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Nine Types of Wood Coatings That Are Often Used 

Wood is a favorite material to be applied to a variety of home furniture, kitchen equipment, or other interior equipment. Not only choosing good quality wood, the use of wood coatings must also be done carefully so that it can produce a beautiful and durable appearance. With a wide selection of wood coatings on the market, find out each type and take advantage of its use below

1. Varnish for Natural Look

Varnish wood finishes are very fitting if you want natural wood finishing. Available in a glossy and matte appearance, varnish can be applied easily by applying it evenly to the wood surface. In addition, this layer also has very good resistance to water and sun exposure. However, make sure you apply varnish wood coatings regularly because they fade relatively quickly.

2. Teak Wood Oil for a Natural Rural Impression

Another wood coating is teak oil which works by seeping into wood pores and not forming a film layer. Unfortunately, this wood coating liquid is not resistant to water and scratches, and fades faster so you have to coat the wood regularly. However, this type of coating is very fitting to be used as a finishing if you want to get the impression of rustic.

3. Glossy for a Glossy Look

Next is the varnish wood coating which contains flakes in the form of chips. Simply dissolve the dust cloth with alcohol, the application of this type of coating can be done easily by polishing it on the surface of the wood using a cloth. Polished wood coatings can produce film layers on wood, make wood thicker, and produce a shiny appearance.

4. Nitro Cellulose for Smooth Display

There is also a wood coating liquid called Nitro Cellulose (NC) which is applied by mixing it with alcohol, then spraying it on the wood surface. This type of coating has the advantage of waterproofing, but tends to peel off if placed under exposure to sunlight. Regarding appearance, NC wood coatings can produce smooth and slippery finishes.

5. Polyurethane for Outdoor Furniture

Another wood coating option is Polyurethane (PU) which can produce a thick layer to increase the durability of the wood so that it is durable, heat resistant, waterproof, and scratch resistant. Can produce a shiny and smooth appearance, the extraordinary strength of PU wood coatings makes it very suitable for outdoor furniture applications.

6. Melamine for Variation Motives

Next is the melamine wood coating which is also resistant to water, scratches, and impact. This type of coating is available in a variety of finishes, from matte, semi-glossy, to glossy. But unfortunately, this layer of wood contains high chemicals that are less environmentally friendly, and fade quickly when exposed to sunlight.

7. HPL for Aesthetic Furniture

Next is High Pressure Laminate (HPL) which is commonly used as a coating of processed wood for furniture such as MDF or blockboard. This type of coating is applied to the outside of the furniture by sticking it directly using wood glue. Sold at relatively low prices and can be applied quickly, HPL wood upholstery is available in a variety of motifs and colors so as to enhance the aesthetics of furniture.

8. Veneer with a Natural Appearance

On the market, you can also find veneer wood coatings that can be glued to processed wood to produce a texture that is identical to solid wood. Sold in sheet form, the installation of wood veneer coatings must be done with caution because the skin is classified as thin.

9. Veneer with a Natural Look

Finally, there is PVC wood coating in the form of thin plastic that has a texture resembling real wood and consists of various motifs. According to processed wood, this type of coating is available in length so that it can be adjusted to your needs. Unfortunately, PVC wood coatings tend to be thin so they cannot be scratched.

 

Those are the nine types of wood coatings that can be used to give a beautiful impression on items made of wood, besides that of the nine types of coatings make sure that they match the items to be given to get the desired results.

Stool Hole

 Stool Hole

Alas Gembol produces stool  in various shapes and sizes, one of which is a stool hole. This stool is pretty much in demand by foreign buyers because of its unique shape. This product has a hole in the middle according to its name. This stool can be placed in any room, family room, living room, terrace, garden or lobby or can be a waiting room.

This stool hole is made of teak wood of choice with good quality so there is no doubt about its durability. And for its shape, this stool has 2 forms, namely cylinder and box. As for the size of cylindrical stool holes, the diameter is 30 cm and the height is 40 cm and the square stool hole is 30x24x40. Maintenance is also easy, just use a cloth or dry cloth to clean the dust. It can also be added to special liquids to coat the stool so that the color remains natural and shiny and avoids mold growth. For this product to last, you should avoid moist areas.

If you like the product, it doesn’t hurt you have a product, we can also accept requests for the shape, size and type of finishing according to your needs. For prices and other information, please contact (0274) 4396317 or email www.alasgembolteak@gmail.com or you can come directly to our place on the west imogiri road 6.5 km Ngoto Bangunharjo Sewon Bantul 55187.

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 Types Of Wood Finishing

 Every furniture product, of course, in the final stage will go through a finishing process. This process is useful to give a beautiful appearance to furniture products that have been made, and also to cover some of the weaknesses of wood in terms of color, texture and durability in terms of impact and weather conditions. There are various types of wood finishing. Based on the type of material, there are 2 types of CAT finishing for solid and processed wood, namely Transparent and Non-Transparent.

1.     Transparency Layer

a.       Camphor

Usually in the form of flakes or bars melted with alcohol. But some are ready to use with the right alcohol composition. Polisher is applied by using cloth that is Polished Periodically On The Surface Of The Wood. The Camphor Application Can Be repeated periodically if the color has faded.

b.      Nitro Cellulose (Nc)

Made from NC resin and thinner. This material will form a waterproof film, but not strong enough to withstand scratches or physical impact. NC is applied with an air spray or brush.

c.       Melamik

Provides a better film coating than NC. Melamic coated wood surface becomes very smooth because the wood pores are closed. This material is harder to coated and will smell sharply after application. There are 2 finishing options, namely matt and glossy. Application with spray or brush.

d.      Polyurethane (PU)

It is the thickest type of final film. It looks like a layer of plastic so it makes the wood unnatural. Its resistance to heat and water is very good, making PU suitable for exterior furniture.

e.        Water Based Lacquer

Using pure melted water and resin left on the surface of the wood. Waterproof and scratch coating. This bhan is liked by consumers from Europe.

2.     The Layer Is Not Transparent

This material will cover 100% of the entire surface of the wood and hide its original appearance. The physical form can be in the form of paint duco and coating (laminate) in the form of sheets or rollers.

a.       Duco Paint

 Is a method of spraying duco paint on the surface of furniture. The color varies such as striking shapes and colors. Suitable for modern and minimalist furniture and children’s furniture. The price is relatively expensive and when painted, original fiber cannot be returned. The application uses a spray or brush. With current technological and design advancements, various motifs can be made from this paint, such as stone, marble, thousands of broken motifs as well as silver, copper and gold motifs.

b.      Laminate

Is a method of finishing furniture by attaching a coating on the surface of the furniture. The coating process uses special wood glue, such as yellow glue. Commonly used coatings include veneers, PVC, decosites, tacons, HPL.

c.       Layer

Made of thin wood fiber. The motive depends on the type of wood; there are teak, sungkai, nyatoh, camphor or mahogany motifs. The furniture that is covered with this resembles real wood so it looks very natural. Sold in rolls with a width of 10-20 cm, the price is relatively more expensive.

d.       Hpl (High Pressure Laminate)

Made of a mixture of Acrylic and wood. The outer layer resembles wood and contains wood fiber, but the back is acrylic. HPL is usually in the form of sheets measuring 120 cm x 240 cm and 3 mm thick. The variety of motifs and colors is quite a lot and the surface is textured. Prices vary depending on brand and motif. Plain colors are relatively inexpensive and silver colors are the most expensive. The advantage of HPL is that it contains elements of wood, suitable for those who want to display natural wood colors. This material is strong (because it is thick enough) and elastic so that it can be bent to coat the edges of the furniture.

e.       Pvc (Polyvinyl Carbonate)

 Is a sheet-shaped layer and is made of plastic. Its surface is smoother than material from other plastics, such as tacon and decosive. Sheets are 120 cm x 240 cm and 3 mm thick. Color choices are limited, there are only chocolate and its derivative colors. The price is relatively cheap.

f.       Decosheet

 Made of plastic material, thinner than tacon. The roll is shaped with a height of 120 cm, thickness is less than 1 mm, while the length is unlimited. Has a fairly diverse motives. The price is cheaper than other types of laminate.

g.       Tacon / Tacosheet

 

 Same as Decosheet, made of plastic. The roll is shaped with a height of 120 cm, thickness is less than 1 mm, while the length is unlimited. There are quite a variety of motifs and textured surfaces.

Guci

Guci

Alas Gembol  has just produced a new product, that product is a guci. These guci are made and functioned to increase the angle of your home or office space to be more elegant. This urn is made of teak wood of choice with good quality so there is no need to hesitate for its durability. This product is made by handmade and is done by skilled workers, so it can produce good guci.

The guci that we produce has a diameter of 50cm and a height of 50cm, and for the maintenance of this guci it is very easy to place it in a dry place to avoid humid room temperature to avoid the growth of mold. Then to clean these guci with only a fleece cloth or you can also add a special liquid to coat the product so that the color of the wood remains natural and prevents it from being eaten by termites. This guci can be placed in the corner of the living room or family room and for the office can be placed in the corner of the lobby.

 

If you like the product it doesn’t hurt you have a product to add to the guci collection. We can also accept requests for size, shape and finishing and for prices please contact (0274) 4396317 or email www.alasgembolteak@gmail.com or you can directly come to our place on the West Imogiri road 6.5 km Ngoto Bangunharjo Sewon Bantul 55187

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The Difference Between Solid Wood And Processed Wood For Making Furniture

The difference between solid wood and processed wood is something you need to know before deciding to make or if you want to buy furniture products. Both types of wood have many differences that are important for you to know. First of all you need to know that in making furniture there are indeed some materials that can be used as the main ingredients. Among the materials that are often used in making furniture is solid wood. On the other hand, many also use processed wood as the main material in making furniture.

Solid wood itself is pure wood. The wood is wood cut from the forest and can be directly used as material to make furniture. Some wood which can be classified as solid wood include teak, mahogany, tamarind, pine and others. Wood usually grows in the forest for years before it can be used as furniture. Meanwhile, processed wood is wood that has been through the process. From the name alone it can be understood that this type of wood is man-made or unnatural wood. The wood is composed of various mixtures of particles. In its manufacture requires several materials including sawdust from solid wood, glue, which is then pressed in such a way as to form a board.

In plain view, this processed wood will still show this mixed material. Processed wood itself has several types including multiplex (plywood), MDS (Medium Density Board), Blockboard and others. The difference between solid wood and processed wood will be very visible. In the past, the main material in making buildings was solid wood. They make various buildings such as houses, cupboards, boats all using solid wood, for example using teak wood. The reason for using this type of wood is because of its quality and durability. The use of processed wood for furniture can be said to start to bloom in modern times as technology develops. Indeed, this technology really helps humans to get materials to make various furniture or buildings. But of course, the quality of processed wood will not be able to beat the quality of solid wood.

A. Get To Know Processed Wood

As mentioned earlier that processed wood is made from various mixed materials or waste from solid wood. The material is then put together to make processed wood with a tool that has very high pressure. So getting this type of processed wood will indeed be easier than natural wood or solid wood. That is why processed wood is relatively cheaper than solid wood. The price that tends to be affordable makes people often use processed wood in making furniture such as making house doors, tables, and others. But on the other hand, they will not get quality furniture made from genuine solid wood. Indeed, using processed wood is only for furniture as if it were made of solid wood.

This processed wood material is certainly not as strong as solid wood. Artificial wood will be easily damaged if exposed to water. Therefore, this wood is not suitable for furniture that will be used outdoors. Even more worrying is that processed wood is not good for health. Processed wood has a pungent odor and is also a material that is not good for human breathing. That is why it is important to know the difference between solid wood and processed wood.

B. Get To Know Solid Wood

Meanwhile, solid wood is the best choice material in furniture making. Solid wood also guarantees better quality. But of course, the price of solid wood will be more expensive when compared to processed wood. In making furniture, there are some solid woods that are most used by furniture craftsmen. Solid wood is teak. This type of wood is valued as first class material in its field. This wood has fiber and natural color. Teak is more durable when compared with other types of wood, especially when pitted with processed wood.

 

In conclusion, solid wood is more expensive than processed wood. However, this type of wood has a far superior quality and does not have a negative impact on health. Thus, solid wood is also worthy of being the first choice in furniture manufacturing.

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Sonokeling Wood, Luxury Javanese Original Wood

This is a tree with wood that is so strong, deep black, and is often used for household furniture. The sonokeling tree is called. For the wood industry, Sonokeling wood is known to have excellent quality, both in terms of texture and wood fiber as well as strength and durability. The texture or pattern of Sonokeling wood fiber is very beautiful with purplish black or purplish black lines with a reddish brown color.

Sonokeling wood (or Sanakeling) is known as luxury wood originating from the island of Java, Indonesia. Together with teak wood, Sonokeling became excellent. Besides having a very good and strong durability, this wood texture is unique and beautiful. Not surprisingly, the price is expensive. Unfortunately, this native plant of Indonesia (Java) is starting to be hard to find in its natural habitat, the IUCN Red List lists it as a vulnerable species. The Latin name of this plant is Dalbergia latifolia Roxb., With the synonym name Amerimnon latifolium (Roxb.) Kuntze and Dalbergia emarginata Roxb. In English it is known by several names such as Indonesian Rosewood, Bombay Blackwood, Indian Rosewood, Malabar Rosewood, and Java Palisander. Whereas in Indonesia Sonokeling is sometimes called Linggota, Sono Sungu, or Sonobrit.

Sonokeling or Sanakeling is a hardwood-producing plant of the Leguminosae family (also called Fabaceae). The tree is medium to large with a height reaching between 20-40 meters. The stem is able to have a diameter of up to 1.5 meters. Pepagan (outer skin) brownish gray with longitudinal cracked cracks, odd pinnate compound leaves. Consisting of 5-7 leaflets that are alternating, the size of the leaves of children is not the same. The shape dull wide, green above and grayish at the bottom. During the dry season, Sonokeling kills the leaves. The Sonokeling tree (Dalbergia latifolia) has small-sized flowers with a length of about 0.5-1 cm. Flowers are collected in panicles that grow in the armpits. Sonokeling fruit in the form of brown pods with lancet shape elongated and tapered at the base and tip. Fruits that contain 1-4 brown beans which are rather soft.

Sonokeling is a native plant of Indonesia that grows in central and eastern Java. Its natural distribution globally, besides Indonesia, is in India (Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh) and Nepal. The habitat is a tropical rain forest with a height below 600 meters above sea level. It grows in groups, especially in rocky, dry, and infertile areas that experience periodic drought. Besides having a fine texture and ornamental wood fiber, Sonokeling wood is also known to have a high level of strength and durability, especially in wood patio areas. Sonokeling wood is resistant to termites, insects, and other wood-damaging fungi without the use of preservatives. With these advantages, Sonokeling wood is considered worthy of luxury wood with high economic value. Even the quality is considered almost the same as teak wood. So this type of wood is often used in the furniture industry, handicrafts, and other household furniture industries. Also used as prime quality plywood coatings for parquet floors (hardwood floors). With its high economic value, making the exploitation of these plants a major threat to the sustainability of the Sonokeling tree. The population of sonokeling trees in the wild continues to decline even tends to be difficult to find. Therefore the IUCN Red List lists these plants as Vulnerable species since 1998.

 

Goat Skin Stool

Goat Skin Stool 

Alas Gembol has a variety of stool with different sizes and finishes, one of which is a goat skin stool. This bench has the same function as other chairs only in the manufacturing material is slightly different because it usually only uses wood but for this chair add goat skin to coat the wood to make it look unique and funny. The goat skin used has also been cleaned dry, and has gone through several processes so that it does not smell. If you like bohemian concepts, this bench might be your choice.

This stool is made of teak wood so the quality is not in doubt because it will last for decades. To facilitate the maintenance of this stool, do not place it in a humid place to avoid mold growth. This bench has a round shape with a size of 36x36x45 and a square with a size of 38x38x45. For the color is white and brown. This bench can be placed in the living room, family room or bedroom, but can also be placed in the office for the lobby or for a meeting room.

 

If you like this product to add aesthetic value in your home or office, it doesn’t hurt you have a product. For prices please contact (0274) 4396317 or email www.alasgembolteak@gmail.com or you can come directly to our place on the west imogiri road 6.5 Ngotoangunharjo Sewon Bantul.

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9 Parts Of Wood

Humans have used wood for thousands of years, ranging from fuel for cooking, lighting, making furniture, building materials, paper materials, and more. The use of parts of this tree as a whole or solid has been greatly reduced in line with the problem of global warming and the reduction of forest land in the world. Historically, timber plants that appeared in nature were first thought to have occurred in 395 to 400 million years ago. Besides being used to meet various human needs, wood can be used as a historical reference regarding climatic and weather conditions at the time the tree grows which can be seen from variations in the distance between growth rings.

In general, wood consists of 9 parts, namely:

1.        Skin

Leather is one part of wood. This skin is the outermost part that is owned by wood. The skin itself has two parts, the first is the outer skin that is dead, and the second is the inner skin that lives. Outer skin that is dead has a different thickness. This thickness is based on certain tree species, dry, and also old colors on tree bark. The second bark is a living bark. Skin in life has a very thin thickness. The function of this inner bark is to transport the modified latex sap to the part of the tree that is growing. In addition, the skin can protect the inside of wood from damage caused by insects, pests, climate, and fires.

2.      Cambium

The next piece of wood is the cambium. This cambium is a thin and clear network of wood. The shape is a kind of lender that is in the part between the skin and wood. In addition, the cambium function can also surround the wood, externally forming new bark and replacing old skin that is old and damaged, and in line with the formation of new wood.

3.        Chubal

The part that consists of cells that are still alive and still functioning are responsible for distributing food from the leaves to other parts of the tree. This sapwood is located next to the cambium and functions as a liquid distributor and as a place to store nutrients in wood. This accumulation of nutrients will continue to provide the food needed by wood during its growth on the tree. This sapwood has a thickness of about 20 cm

4.      Terrace of wood

This is the part that consists of cells that are old and die so they don’t work anymore. Even so, this part serves as an amplifier for tree growth. The terrace is more durable and has an older color than sapwood

5.      Heart of wood

It is the middle part that comes from the original wood, the wood that was first formed by cambium and is soft and brittle in certain types of wood. But those that are hard on certain types of wood

6.      Fiber

This section has a direction and size that varies depending on the type. Some are straight fibrous, some are bent, chime, choppy, and some are very small, medium or even large. Fiber is a cell composition that looks like a shaft and is long. The relative size of these cells is called texture..

7.      Pores

The size of the hole size varies depending on the type.

8.      The fingers

This is a network formed from the arrangement of radial cells from the outside to the center. This network is also called a radial network. These wooden fingers are perpendicular to the trunk from the skin to the liver which functions as a food channel that is easily processed in the leaves to help the tree grow. The better the radius of the tree, the faster the wood can be used as building material.

9.      Circle of years

The year circle is the boundary between wood formed at the beginning and end of the season. The year circle can determine the age of a tree. If the age of the tree is old, then the function of the wooden part of building materials will also function optimally in strength and ease of use.

 

Utilization of wood for various human needs is now mostly used only as building materials, furniture, and paper-based materials only as a result of reduced forest land and the accompanying global warming problem. For the basic ingredients of the paper industry, the parts used are the ends and branches of trees. In fact, from one tree trunk, only 40-50% of the tree becomes a tree trunk. Saw wood is around 53% or around 21.2% from one tree trunk. After that, from sawn to furniture or furniture around 60%. In other words, only 12.72% of tree trunks are the furniture in our homes. That is why now found many furniture made from processed wood or wood dust waste because the price is cheaper.

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Difference Between Old Teak Wood and Young Teak Wood

 

Teak wood, known as class I hardwood and class II durable, has no doubt about its quality. Teak is an ideal wood group due to its strength, durability, and fiber beauty. This wood is very resistant to termite and fungus attack. In addition, teak has good resistance to changes in weather and temperature. All these advantages make this wooden Latin name, Tectona Grandis, expensive. However, it must be understood that all the properties of perfect teak are only owned by old teak wood. Old teak wood is teak derived from teak trees that are more than 80 years old. This high quality teak is obtained from natural growth trees that are developed through seed germination. This type of teak wood has a texture and fiber that is smooth and dense, and small pores.

Large stems also make old teak wood have little connection. In addition, the dark brown color from old teak wood can also display an elegant and sturdy impression that adds to the advantages of this class I wood. Old teak wood has a high level of durability. This is based on the nature of teak trees, the older the tree is, the smaller its water content, the greater its specific gravity and durability. Not surprisingly, old teak is also very well used for furniture making or building construction. In teak there is also an extractive substance called Tectoquinone, an oil-producing substance. This substance is located on a wooden terrace contained in a teak tree trunk. The older the tree, the greater the percentage of wood terraces so that more oil is also produced. This oil makes teak wood resistant to termites and mold. In addition, oil can also make teak look luxurious.

Unfortunately, all the advantages of teak wood have begun to be difficult to find. Teak wood that is now widely circulating in the market is young teak produced from cultivation in the range of 5-7 years. Teak wood of this type is classified as class V. The characteristics of young teak are large fibers and wavy surface texture. Besides that the color tends to be white. Because of his young age, the content of young teak oil is still so small that it is not resistant to termites. Even so, some special treatments to increase the strength and endurance of young teak wood are now beginning to emerge. It’s just that young teak is still not recommended for building construction. More suitable for non-construction furniture or building needs. The treatment commonly used by wood entrepreneurs is wood preservation with soaking and healing techniques. This technique is able to extend the life of wood compared without soaking and baking.

 

For maximum results, young and old teak must be protected by covering the surface of the wood. Finishing options are stains (transparent colors / fibers still visible), paint (fiber cover colors), and varnishes (clear coating). Teak wood with good fiber is very precise in finishing with coloring to expose the beauty of wood fibers. Meanwhile, for young teak wood, it can be colored first and then varnished, so that the color looks more mature. while the old teak wood whose color is ripe is only enough lacquer.