Tectona Grandis belongs to the Verbenaceae family and grows in South-East Asia. It has always been considered one of the finest of all timbers, and is slightly oily to the touch. With its strong, distinctive smell, it is one of the most durable woods virtually immune to insect attack and very water-resistant. Thanks to its characteristics of beauty, durability, strength and adaptability… teak is an excellent timber for many applications. This includes boatbuilding and outdoor furnishings, where the variations in temperature, damp conditions and salt spray are difficult for any other type of wood to withstand.