Can be difficult to work because of high cutting resistance—saws slowly and has a tendency to ride up over jointer knives. Also, due to its high silica content, cutting edges become severely blunted. However, the wood is stable in service, and glues, turns, and finishes well.
|Wood Type||Exotic hardwood|
|Texture||Fine, even texture and low natural luster.|
|Grain Pattern||Grain is straight to interlocked.|
|Health Risks||Although severe reactions are quite uncommon, Rhodesian Teak has been reported cause respiratory irritation.|
|Color||Heartwood is a medium reddish brown, commonly with black streaks.|