African Teak, Mukusi, Rhodesian Teak, Zimbabwe Teak
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While not a true (Tectona genus) teak, Zambezi Teak shares a similar stability, durability and rot resistance. The heartwood is a reddish-brown color, with prominent, irregular black lines and flecks. The sapwood is a pale muted pink and is clearly demarcated. In contrast to its “Genuine” counterpart, Zambezi Teak is an extremely dense hardwood. Despite its generally straight or slightly interlocked, finely-textured grains, this density makes the wood very difficult to work.
The wood has a high silica content, as well — so resawing the wood can quickly dull and gum up blades.
Sustainability: This species is not listed in the CITES Appendices, but is listed as “Near Threatened” on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Common Uses: Flooring, veneer, millwork, stringed instrument fingerboards, carvings, turned objects and small specialty items.
Comments: Because of its tannin content, moist wood will stain when in contact with iron.
The wood has seen recent fluxuations in supply, as part of it natural range (in Southern Africa) has been decimated. That said, the wood is reputed to flourish under difficult growing conditions, so supplies are still accessible.
Rhodesian Teak has a low shrinkage rate and is considered to be a solid, dimensionally stable wood, when dry.
|$23.13||B||40 × 4.75 × 1 in||TEAKZAM1020|| |
Small knots. Light gauge.
|$23.38||AB||36.75 × 4.75 × 1 in||TEAKZAM1019|| |
Wane. Light gauging, checks on end.
|$35.00||B||46 × 6.25 × 0.94 in||TEAKZAM1018|| |
Wane. Light cracking. Small knots.
|$38.05||B||50 × 6.25 × 0.94 in||TEAKZAM1017|| |
Small knots. Light gauging on edge.
|$31.87||B||43.63 × 6 × 1.13 in||TEAKZAM1016|| |
Small knots. Wane.
|$35.26||AB||43.88 × 6 × 1.06 in||TEAKZAM1015|| |
Crack on end. Small knots. Light planer skip.
|$25.95||AB||38.75 × 5 × 1 in||TEAKZAM1014|| |
Small knots. Crack. Gauging on edge.
|$25.36||AB||37.88 × 5 × 1 in||TEAKZAM1013|| |
|$42.75||A||77 × 4.75 × 0.937 in||TEAKZAM1012|| |
Crack on one edge one face.
|$41.15||A||77.187 × 4.562 × 0.937 in||TEAKZAM1011|| |
Missing material on one edge.
|$28.98||AAA||48.187 × 4.75 × 0.937 in||TEAKZAM1010|| |
Nice color variation.
|$22.52||A||40.562 × 4.75 × 0.937 in||TEAKZAM1009|| |
Small crack on one end.
|$23.86||AAA||40.75 × 4.625 × 0.937 in||TEAKZAM1008|| |
|$19.49||A||36.062 × 4.625 × 0.937 in||TEAKZAM1007|| |
Clear two face.
|$42.69||A||76.9 × 4.75 × 0.875 in||TEAKZAM1006|| |
Knot on both faces. Unique figure!
|$31.57||AAA||52.5 × 4.75 × 0.875 in||TEAKZAM1005|| |
Slight planer skip one edge.
|$21.76||AAA||36.187 × 4.75 × 0.875 in||TEAKZAM1004|| |
Clear two face.
|$26.30||AAA||46.812 × 4.437 × 0.875 in||TEAKZAM1003|| |
Stunning piece no defects.
|$24.64||A||44.375 × 4.75 × 0.875 in||TEAKZAM1002|| |
|$24.64||A||44.375 × 4.75 × 0.875 in||TEAKZAM1001|| |
Knots on both faces.
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