Native to the African rainforests, Teak Dabema is moderately durable and strong. Naturally resistant to decay, the wood is ideal for construction and flooring. While the Dabema sapwood is light pink or red in colour, the heartwood is dark brown and is easy to determine. The grain is typically interlocked and gives ribbon-like figures when quartersawn.
Medium-density fibreboard (MDF) is manufactured from fibres or fibre bundles produced from wood by a mechanical refining process carried out at elevated temperatures.