Talking about 5 more important factors influencing the quality of teak planks
Teak is a very popular material in today's high-end luxury furniture market. Many people often only see the beautiful and gorgeous appearance when they buy teak furniture, but few people will pay attention to the influence of teak planks quality on furniture performance. Below we will talk about five important factors that affect the quality of teak planks based on experience.
First, the country of origin
There are many kinds of teak on the market. According to the place of origin, there are African teak, South American teak, Indonesian teak, Burmese teak and Thai teak. Among them, African teak is not really a teak species, but the name of domestic timber merchants. South American teak was transplanted by Europeans, mostly planted with forests. The age of the trees is not long and the quality is not very good. At present, the quality of teak in Thailand and Myanmar is relatively good, and Thailand has banned the export of teak 10 years ago, so the high-end teak furniture currently on the market is mostly used in Burmese teak.
Second, natural forests and plantations
The artificial forest teak mainly promotes the rapid growth of teak through artificial technology, shortens the growth cycle, and generally can be used in the past ten years, and the thinning begins in the sixth year of planting. Due to the difference in environment, climate and soil growth of plantation teak, the growth cycle is greatly shortened. The unique oiliness of teak is poor or mineral line is not very obvious. These materials have large shrinkage, easy deformation and corrosion resistance. The wood fiber is coarse, the density and hardness are poor, so it is greatly reduced in stability and toughness, and there is almost no teak fragrance.
Natural forest teak takes a long time from growth to finished material, slow growth period, high density and hardness, stable performance after finished product, not easy to be corroded and insects, and the texture is golden and delicate, which is an ideal material for making high-grade furniture.
Third, the age of the tree
The teak grows to a minimum of 70 years. The longer the tree age, the heavier the teak oil, the more obvious the mineral line, the stronger the flavor, the better the stability and toughness of the wood, the no deformation, the more insect, anti-ant, anti-acid and alkali Strong and extremely resistant to corrosion.
The teak color of about 70 years is golden yellow or brown, the mineral line is obvious, the texture is dense, the oil is good, and the flavor is strong. Old teak generally grows for more than 100 years, and its oiliness, aroma and texture are even better. The color is darker, mostly dark brown and tan. Due to the long growth cycle, the texture is dense and the specific gravity is 1.3 times higher than normal. Among them, the most important one is the root of the root, which has the longest growth period and the most nutrients absorbed. However, teak furniture based on the roots of centuries-old teak is very rare.
Fourth, the location of the material
The same teak, the quality of the wood from the trunk part must be better than the material from the branch, the main heart material is better than the heartwood material. The heartwood is dark yellowish brown, and the surface has some brown strips; the wood is shiny and touches the grease. The sapwood has poor fiber structure, is prone to decay and deformation, and has poor strength and toughness.
Teak board belongs to the micro-pinhole stable structure, so it has both strength and toughness, and has good stability. Generally, after two years of hardwood floor installation, there will be a large shrinkage in winter, the gap will reach 3 to 4 mm; The drum has a loud loose sound. Teak floors are very stable and the gaps are very small.
Five, drying treatment technology
The teak drying process is very professional and special. Any non-professional treatment method that causes oil loss or damage to oil quality may bring hidden dangers to quality. Teak board production process needs to fully retain the oil and fat components in teak.
Generally, the drying of the board is usually carried out by high-temperature drying. If the Burmese teak board is also used in this way, it is easy to destroy the oil and fiber structure. Teak wood is the best in the traditional way of natural dry, but it is difficult in actual production operations, and needs to solve the problems of time material cost, production and management cost, localization of water content and so on. With oil, it retains its activity. Active oils use photosynthesis to make the plates rich in vitality. This is why teak furniture is more beautiful and even deformed for hundreds of years.
To make a relatively perfect teak sheet product, in addition to the need for mature processing technology and technology, it is necessary to carefully grasp and control every detail in every aspect of production. Yuli Wood expects that every customer who chooses our products in the end can find the wonderful feeling and respect experience in the dream of purchasing from the final use of our products!