Teak Pergola Solutions in Cape Town

One of the most widely used premium hardwood species worldwide is teak. It is a tropical hardwood that is a member of the Lamiaceae family. Teak trees, often referred to by its scientific name, Tectona grandis, are typically found in tropical areas of Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Teak is often quite pricey due to its limited supply and extensive growth.

Teak wood has a heartwood that is golden or medium brown with faint red or grey undertones. While the colour of the wood darkens with age, the sapwood is an easy-to-distinguish pale yellow, almost white. Although the wood’s grains are typically straight, they can occasionally be interlaced. Its texture varies, being occasionally rough and other times silky. Teak’s inherent oils give the wood a distinctive odour and an oily or greasy feel.

Average Dried Weight 41 lbs/ft3 (655 kg/m³)
Janka Hardness 1,070 lbf (4,740 N)
Modulus of Rupture 14,080 lbf/in2 (97.1 MPa)
Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): .55, .66
Crushing Strength 7,940 lbf/in2 (54.8MPa)
Elastic Modulus 1,781,000 lbf/in2 (12.28 GPa)
Shrinkage Radial: 2.6%, Tangential: 5.3%, Volumetric: 7.2%, T/R Ratio: 2.0


Teak has a firm structure and the wood is well-known for its above-average durability, which makes teak wood objects easily last 40 years or more. It is fairly resistant to termites, decay and rot.

The Pergola of your dreams can be created entirely from scratch by our Western Cape pergola team, which specialises in designing and constructing one-of-a-kind architectural structures. Our pergolas divide the space beautifully while providing much-needed shade in warm climates. They are a striking focal point that is both functional and fashionable. The great news is that pergolas don’t need planning approval as long as they follow specific criteria, so let Pergola Pro inspire you.

To find out more about our Teak Pergola solutions in Cape Town, contact us today.

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