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Sir i m planning for new house .. which wooden frame is best sal or teak or deod

Sat Aug 04, 2018Total posts : 2
Shivam gupta
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Topic: Sir i m planning for new house .. which wooden frame is best sal or teak or deod

Sir i m planning for new house .. which wooden frame is best sal or teak or deodar
Sat Aug 04, 2018Post  #1
Amit
Amit

Join date: Aug 2018
Sal is better it does not rot in water and economical. Tajmahal foundation is based on sal and going good for last 400 years.
However you should not expose sal to direct sunlight as it cracks.

Another good option is red Marandi wood ot is imported from Australia also known as Honge wood in Karnataka. You can see honge trees growing in Bangalore too.

 
Thu Aug 16, 2018Post  #2
S L Gupta (Civil Engg)
S L Gupta (Civil Engg)

Join date: Mar 2008
Dear Sir, 
    See the comparison below

Teak Wood
Raw Material
Teak wood is a kind of hardwood and called the king of the woods. Usually the name of the teak in India is given based on the origin place of the teak. For example, if the teak wood comes from Burma then the teak would be called Burma teak and if it comes from Ivory Coast then the teak would be called Ivory teak. 
Implementation Raw Material
Teak is available in the market as Timber logs whereas some vendors are also selling custom frames that could directly be used in door and window frames. If you buy a log then you would need to cut the log into the required frame sizes and then let the door season. Seasoning is a process where you let the moisture in the wood dry to an optimal level. In normal dry warm weather, it is suggested that seasoning for about one month is recommended. After seasoning the timber logs, the logs are then used in the construction work as required. 
Style/Finishing
Teak wood is considered the best in furniture building. It gives desired finish and have smooth surface After the wood surface is polished, the wood looks very rich. Teak wood can be finished in the following finish:
  • Polishes.
  • Painting.
  • Varnishes
However, we recommend that if you buy teak then use it for the areas where you plan to do polish on the surface. If you want to use paint on the surface then you can use less expensive wood as well where the wood would be hard enough but would not have the required grains. 
Maintenance
  • Teak wood is very strong and durable wood that’s why it only needs a little maintenance. 
  • Daily care such as cleaning the furniture with dry cloth can provide your teak furniture a long life. 
  • Re-polishing is recommended after a few years to bring back the shine in the furniture .
Advantages
  • Teak is a kind of hardwood, popular for its durability and resistance to water.
  • It provides a charming appearance and looks royal after finishing.
  • Teak wood is easy to handle, polish and work with so a lot of carved designs are made using this. 
  • Teak wood is hard which makes it resistant to termite. Termites usually attack the wood that are softer in nature
Disadvantages
  • The only disadvantage of teak wood is that it is comparatively expensive. 
Uses
Teak wood is used in door and window frame, shutter and other architectural features. It is best option for furniture. 
Weight
Teak wood weight is from 700—800 kg/ cum.
Hardness
Teak wood have elasticity and solid fiber, both of which facilitate woodworking and the ability of woodworkers to create products.
Termite effect
It immune to white ant and insects attack for long period. How ever not always immune from fungus attack.
Durability
Teak wood is out standing merit in retention of shape and durability. It is naturally durable wood.
Color Range
Yellow to dark brown color.
Sal Wood
Raw Material
Sal wood comes from Sal tree. Sal tree is straight and cylindrical and attains good length so you can longer lengths in Sal. Sal comes from Malaysia and other countries and is a little less expensive when compared to teak 
Implementation Raw Material
Sal wood is available in the market as Timber logs whereas some vendors are also selling custom frames that could directly be used in door and window frames. If you buy a log then you would need to cut the log into the required frame sizes and then let the door season. Seasoning is a process where you let the moisture in the wood dry to an optimal level. In normal dry warm weather, it is suggested that seasoning for about one month is recommended. After seasoning the timber logs, the logs are then used in the construction work as required. 
Style/Finishing
Sal wood is a rough construction wood. It is used for strength but not for finishing. Sal wood's surface have small cracks so they are finished with Paint or Oil but are not recommended for polishing. 
Maintenance
  • Maintenance of Sal wood is easy as Sal wood is durable, termite resistance and remains free from fungi for a long time. 
  • Direct sun light on Sal wood should be avoided as it can result in cracks in the wood member. 
  • As the surface of the Sal wood is usually finished with paint, cleaning the wood would just require wiping with cloth.  
Advantages
  • 25 to 30% heavier and 45 to 50% harder and durable than teak wood. 
  • Resistant to termites, white ants and from fungi for a long period. 
  • Sal wood is durable and water resistant wood. 
Disadvantages
  • As Sal wood is very hard, it is not easy to saw and work with.
  •  This wood does not take Polish.
  •  Direct sunlight can cause cracks to Sal wood remember if you are planning for Sal wood flooring or furniture protect them form direct sunlight. 
  •  Can not be used for exterior doors or furniture.
Uses
Sal wood is used for door and window frame, wooden beam, batten, piles and tool handle etc. It is not suitable for shutters and furniture.
Weight
Sal wood is 30% heavier than teak wood i.e. its weight is from 900—1000 kg/ cum.
Hardness
Sal wood is close grained hard and heavy. It is 50% harder than teak.

Termite effect
It immune to white ant and insects attack and fungus for long period. 
Durability
Sal wood is 20—30% stronger than teak. In shock resistance it is about 45% above teak.
Color Range
Pale brown in color, darken on exposure.
Mindi (Marindi) Wood
Raw Material
Marindi wood is currently being imported from Malaysia. The tree usually grow to to a  height of 45 meters and their stem is cylindrical shape.

Implementation Raw Material
Marindi wood is available in the market as Timber logs. If you buy a log then you would need to cut the log into the required frame sizes and then let the wood season. Seasoning is a process where you let the moisture in the wood dry to an optimal level. In normal dry warm weather, it is suggested that seasoning for about one month is recommended. After seasoning the timber logs, the logs are then used in the construction work as required.
Style/Finishing
Marandi ( Mindi)wood have a smooth surface and can be finished using Paint, Polishing or Varnish
Maintenance
  • Marandi  wood is also strong and durable wood that’s why it needs a little maintenance. 
  • Daily care such as wiping the furniture with cloth can provide your furniture a long life. 
  • Periodical painting and polishing is required as per the usage of the item
Advantages
  • Marandi wood is a kind of hardwood, durable and resistance to water. 
  • It provides a charming appearance with high efficiency.
  • Easy to handle, polish and work with. 
  • Polishing can make a good surface and  is resistance to termite.

Disadvantages
Marindi is expensive than Sal wood.
Uses
Marandi wood is used in door and window frame, shutter. 
Weight
Marandi wood weight range from 800- 900 kg/ cum.
Hardness
It is closer grained, tough and durable.
Termite effect
It immune to white ant and insects attack for long period. How ever not always immune from fungus attack.
Durability
It is strong and durable wood.
Color Range
Brownish grey color.

 

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