Is teak a sustainable type of wood?



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    Apparently not! Though gorgeous and durable, two out of the three species of teak are endangered. In fact, teak has made the US Department of Labor’s list for items that could have possibly been produced through forced labor. Additionally, the teak tree continues to be cut down illegally. 

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    No. It is a tropical wood from Asia. I believe that it is slow growing wood as well. Also because of the natural oils in the wood (which is the reason it holds up so well out side) it requires harsh chemicals to prepare it properly for gluing. Plus I don’t think the glues that you are required to use a sustainable either.

    Now I have heard of farm raised Teak so if you have to use Teak look for that.

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