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A Peek at Teak

History of Teak Wood

Teak originates from Southeast Asian countries where native tribes utilized teak wood for tools and to build houses. Even the British took advantage of the water-resistant qualities of teak to build their navy ships. Years later, teak is still being used to build ships and yachts, and the teak that was once used for the British navy ships is now repurposed as benches, emphasizing the material’s excellent durability. In fact, teak beams have lasted in palaces and temples for more than 1,000 years.

What makes teak so special?

Teak is known to be one of the most durable, strong types of wood on the market. The natural oils and resins in the wood keep it from warping, cracking, or becoming brittle when exposed to weathering or water – hence, teak requires very little maintenance. Further, the high concentrations of oil within the grain give off a deep and woody aroma that repels insects such as termites.

Despite all this, the lack of teak wood on the market and the regulation on teak forests limits the availability of this precious material. Between the unique advantages of teak wood, the limited supply, and the majestic beauty of the honey brown tones, teak is a very valuable material that is carefully crafted into furniture and other items that last for generations.

Charcuterie Smorgasbord

Teak’s abundant natural oils and moisture resistance make it optimal for culinary applications. Doubling as serving boards and cutting boards, teak paddle boards are an excellent addition to every kitchen. If you’re in a rush, use a Small Teak Paddle Board to prepare and serve a quick snack. Or, if you’re ready to party, invite your friends to help build a full-table charcuterie board by combining multiple Triangular Teak Paddle Boards. Instead of limiting your charcuterie talent to a single board, the triangular shape allows the boards to be arranged in creative ways to expand your charcuterie display across the entire table! (See image above) Encourage each of your friends to bring their own piece of the charcuterie presentation so that when you put it all together, you’ll have an entire feast.

Keeping It Simple

If you’re not ready to expand your charcuterie talent to an entire smorgasbord, try presenting your appetizer on a Round Teak Paddle Board, or on a more unique option such as the Oblong Teak Paddle Board. Either way, teak is the excellent choice for you to prepare and serve your hors d’oeuvres all on one platter. Additionally, you won't have to worry about ruining your favorite teak serving paddle with a new, unusual culinary creation thanks to teak’s excellent durability and water resistance.