Teak is a tropical hardwood species placed in the family Lamiaceae. Tectona grandis is a large, deciduous tree that occurs in mixed hardwood forests. It has small, fragrant white flowers and papery leaves that are often hairy on the lower surface.It is particularly valued for its durability and water resistance, and is used for boat building, exterior construction, veneer, furniture, carving, turnings, and other small wood projects.
Teak is easy to work, relatively lightweight, and suffers from minimal seasonal movement. Teak is diffuse-porous with medium pores, and is usually straight-grained. All of these factors make the wood ideal for most woodworking processes.Kottackal is the largest stockiest of Kerala forest Teak woods.