Teak

Why we love it:

Teak is a yellow to dark brown hardwood which is extremely heavy, strong and durable. Often strongly figured, teak may show straight grain, mottled or fiddleback figures.

How we use it:

It carves well, but because of its high value, is often used as a veneer

Where it’s found:

True teak is indigenous to Southeast Asia, but similar wood species also grow in Africa.