Huen-Come-In Thai Restaurant Chiang Mai is located in a beautiful Contemporary Thai House. The whole house is made of Golden Teak Wood, which is highly regarded as an invaluable wood for its beauty and durability properties. Teak wood was popular in the past as material for House construction. Though we can see and buy teak wood furniture, but nowadays it is rare to see a big house building up with Teak wood as main material due to its high price and scarcity of the wood itself.
Teak wood in Thailand has different names, due to different color of the timbers. The so called "Golden Teak Wood" has golden-brown color. Much of the world's teak is founded in India, Myanmar, Northern Thailand, Laos and Indonesia. It grows better in areas with adequate rainfall (1,000 – 2,000 mm per year) and with 3 – 4 months dry season (with 75 – 95% light exposure).
The timber is used in the manufacture of outdoor furniture, boat decks, and other articles where weather resistance is desired. It is also used for indoor flooring and as a veneer for indoor furnishings.
Teak is easily worked and has natural oils that make it suitable for use in exposed locations, where it is durable even when not treated with oil or varnish. Teak cut from old trees grown slowly in natural forests is more durable and harder; teak from young trees grown in plantations is more prone to splitting and water damage.
Teak is used extensively to make doors and window panes, furniture and columns and beams in old type houses. It is very resistant to the attack of termites. The mature teak fetches a very good price. House make from Teak wood is popular, it is however very expensive to build the whole house out of Teak wood, due to high cost. Nowadays it is rare to see such buildings.
The age of the tree can be assessed from the annular rings formed every year inside the trunk. Teak is grown extensively by forest departments of different countries in forest areas. In Thailand, Forest department encourage farmers to grow it as economic plantation.
Common Name: Teak
Species: Tectona grandis Linn.f.
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