Rhodesian Teak

Heartwood is a medium reddish brown, commonly with black streaks.  Sapwood is a sharply defined pinkish yellow.

Grain is straight to interlocked with a fine, even texture and low natural lustre.

Can be difficult to work with because of high cutting resistance—saws slowy and has a tendency to ride over jointer knives.  Cutting edges become blunted because of the high silica content.  Glues, turns and finishes well.

Commonly used for flooring, veneer, millwork, fretboards and turned objects.