As of April 1, 2014, the Myanmar government banned the export of virgin teak. That will deal a big blow to global supply give around 75% of the world’s teak market originates from Myanmar forests Teak traders have evaded sanctions by shipping Myanmar logs to neighboring countries, which process the teak and sell it to the luxury boat industry. But this doesn’t stop the illegal trade from using elephants to harvest trees and drag them to through the forests for processing.
This teak has been in stock for more than 20 years and is as dry as a bone. Not only, it’s simply mind-boggling, incredible and has no knots or imperfections which is rare for teak given it almost always has serious flaws and is almost always used for flooring.