Cost of wood depends upon the size of the logs required. Longer the size and higher the thickness and width the price varies accordingly.
|CP Teak Wood||910mm||Brown||1.8 ~ 25mm||1 Cubic Feet||Approx Price: Rs 9500 /Cubic Feet|
|Timber Teak Wood||910mm||Brown||1.8 ~ 25mm||1 Cubic Feet||Approx Price: Rs 8000 /Cubic Feet|
|Ghana Teak Wood||910mm||Brown||1.8 ~ 25mm||1 Cubic Feet||Approx Price: Rs 2600 /Cubic Feet|
|Tanzania Teak Wood||910mm||Brown||1.8 ~ 25mm||1 Cubic Feet||Approx Price: Rs 9000 /Cubic Feet|
|Ivory Teak Wood||910mm||Brown||1.8 ~ 25mm||1 Cubic Feet||Approx Price: Rs 8500 /Cubic Feet|
|Brazil Teak Wood||910mm||Brown||1.8 ~ 25mm||1 Cubic Feet||Approx Price: Rs 8500 /Cubic Feet|
|Burma Teak Wood||910mm||Brown||1.8 ~ 25mm||1 Cubic Feet||Approx Price: Rs 8000 /Cubic Feet|
Important Factors That Affect the Price of the Wood
The value of teak wood depends on its origin and age.
There are two types
1) old-growth teak
2) plantation teak
Old teak wood ( natural growth or slow growth) is obtained from trees that have grown naturally (not grown on farms). For this to happen, the climatic conditions must be sufficient for the growth of the trees. Even in India, teak does not grow fairly everywhere. The best old teak wood is obtained from the central and southern states of India, where the climate favors the growth of these trees. The age of these old trees at the time of felling is around 13 – 14 years.
Given the high demand for teak wood, it is also grown, using farming methods. Teak seedlings are sown and cared by using agricultural methods, and teak wood is harvested after 7 to 9 years. Each mature tree produces around 10 to 12 cubic feet of teak wood, which is sold for around 1.5 lakh rupees, depending on its condition.
The old teak wood is considered as superior quality and its cost is greater than that of the plantation teak. The costs are proportional to the age and the circumference of the tree. The older the teak tree, the more will be the price.
Teak wood prices also change based on the teak variety.
Teak grows naturally in several Asian countries and each region provides wood of varying quality. Prices also vary accordingly. For example, The cost of the popular Burma teak wood is different from that of the Dandeli teak, and the cost of the Nagpur teak is different from the Malabar teak.
Distance is another important part that influences the prices.
Teak wood is quite heavy and, therefore, if the wood logs or teak wood furniture made must be carried for long distances to reach customers, the cost also increases. The cost is directly proportional to the distance in such cases. Eg When furniture or wood logs are to be sent across continents, they can not simply be dumped into an aircraft’s cargo unit. It must be shipped by sea on ships, which is time-consuming and expensive. This is the reason why imported pieces of furniture are always so expensive.
Despite being so expensive, teak wood has always been in high demand due to its excellent qualities. It looks beautiful with its straight grain pattern and its rich golden brown color, it is a strong wood, it does not rot or decompose easily, it has a natural oil that resists termites and pests and, above all, a very durable wood that It serves the Generations, in many circumstances more than 100 years.