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Krishna Saw Mill & Wood Works:
This firm offers a variety of wood for domestic purposes like


Teak (Tectona grandis):
A large deciduous tree of the family Verbenaceae, or its, one of the most valuable timbers. Teak has been widely used in India for more than 2,000 years. The name teak is from the Malayan word tekka.

The tree has a straight, but often buttressed, stem (i.e., thickened at the base), a spreading crown, and four-sided branchless with large quadrangular pith. The leaves are opposite or sometimes whorled in young specimens, about 0.5 metre (1.5 feet) long and 23 centimeters (9 inches) wide. In shape they resemble those of the tobacco plant, but their substance is hard and the surface rough. The branches terminate in many small white flowers in large, erect, cross-branched panicles. The fruit is a drupe (fleshy, with a stony seed), two-thirds of an inch in diameter. The bark of the stem is about 1.3 cm thick, gray or brownish gray, the sapwood white; the unseasoned heartwood has a pleasant and strong aromatic fragrance and a beautiful golden-yellow colour, which on seasoning darkens into brown, mottled with darker streaks. The timber retains its aromatic fragrance to a great age.

Native to India, Burma, and Thailand, the tree grows as far north as about the 25th parallel in these areas and to the 32nd parallel in the Punjab. The tree is not found near the coast; the most valuable forests are on low hills up to about 3,000 feet. Stands are also found in the Philippines and in Java and elsewhere in the Malay Archipelago. Teak is also planted in Africa and Central America.

In India Teak plants generally shed leaves during the fall season, which is generally between March and April. New leaves emerge soon after monsoon.

In Burmese plantations, teak trees on good soil have attained an average height of 18 m in 15 years, with a girth, breast high, of 0.5 m. In the natural forests of Burma and India, teak timber with a girth of about 2 m (diameter of 0.6 m) is never less than 100 and often more than 200 years old. Mature trees are usually not more than 150 ft high.

Teak timber is valued in warm countries principally for its extraordinary durability. In India and in Burma, beams of the wood in good preservation are often found in buildings many centuries old, and teak beams have lasted in palaces and temples more than 1,000 years. The timber is practically imperishable under cover.

In India, teak is abundantly found in Balarsa in Maharashtra, Hunsur, Mysore & Dandeli in Karnataka, Valsad in Gujarat and parts of Kerala. Teak of each of these locations has its own unique properties; for eg; Maharashtra teak is known for its superior grains, Karnataka teak for its high oil content, Gujarat teak for both superior grains and good oil content. Kerala teak is second in quality compared to other locations and is therefore economical and preferred for bulk consumption.

Applications:

Teakwood is used for shipbuilding, fine furniture, door and window frames, wharves, bridges, cooling-tower louvers, flooring, paneling, railway cars, and venetian blinds. An important property of teak is its extremely good dimensional stability. It is strong, of medium weight, and of average hardness. Termites eat the sapwood but rarely attack the heartwood; it is not, however, completely resistant to marine borers. Burma produces most of the world's supply, India, Thailand, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka (Ceylon) ranking next in production.
For best results, it is recommended to either apply polish or paint to the surface.



Padauk:
(Pterocarpus Dalbergioides): Basically originating from Australia, Padauk is a medium weight wood generally used for furniture making. Color is Readies rose

Applications:
When polished, it gives elegant looks similar to that of Rosewood and thus making it ideal for furniture, partitions and other interior decoration uses.
For best results, it is recommended to either apply polish or paint to the surface.


Honne:
(Malbau) Honne, also originating from Australia is another popular variety of wood. It is comparatively heavier than teak. Due to its inherent strength and strong mechanical properties. This is can also be used for furniture making purposes.

Application:
Honne is preferred after teak for applications like doors, windows etc. However, Honne, when exposed to water releases its inherent natural colour for some duration. Due to this disadvantage, it is not advisable to use this wood in areas with continued exposure to water like bathrooms, etc. Henne one must be careful to ensure that when Honne is used for doors and windows, a good coat of enamel paint must be applied to avoid the above.
For best results, it is recommended to either apply polish or paint to the surface.


Sal (Shorea Robusta)
A genus of plants in the family Dipterocarpaceae, comprising 180 species of tall South Asian evergreen trees that are valuable for their timber. Sal (S. robusta) is perhaps the second most important timber tree (after teak) in the Indian subcontinent. Sal and S. talura are also grown for the culture of lac scale insects that produce the resin used in shellac. S. macrophylla produces illipe nuts, which contain a fat used as a substitute for cocoa butter. Dumala (S. oblongifolia), a very large tree, yields dammar resin.

Application
Sal wood is a heavy weight variety of wood and is mostly used in railway sleepers for laying railway lines and Domestic Purpos like partitions,Doors,Windows,etc.
For best results, it is recommended only to apply paint to the surface.



Silver oak. (Grevillea robusta):
Silver oak's main properties include a combination excellent shock absorbing capabiities due to its soft composition and also making it easy for penetration while nailing etc. At the same time is also exhibits adequate mechanical stability and strength. Silver Oak is mostly found in India in the hilly terrains of Tamilnadu and Karnataka states. Some of the prominent locations where it is found are Yercaud in Tamilnadu and Chikmagalur in Karnataka.

Application:
Due to these unique properties this variety of wood mainly finds applications for centering in the construction industry. Silver oak has comparatively lesser probabilities of borer penetration. However, penetration is not completely ruled out. This property makes it suitable for packing purposes, especially for export packaging, without any additional treatment. However, silver oak when chemically seasoned can also be used for furniture applications making it durable and good looking.
For best results, it is recommended only to apply paint to the surface.



Rubber Wood (Hevea brasiliensis):
Rubber is one of the fastest growing, cheapest and most abundant variety of wood in India. The rubber tree is felled after completely harvesting its latex. Since it is a very fast growing variety, it is very quickly replacable causing minimum environmental damage. Kerala is one of largest producers of rubber wood in India.


Applications:
Rubber wood is basically a very short-lived variety of wood and is mainly used only for temporary applications like packing purposes etc. It allows very quick and easy penetration of borers and termites thus making it unfit for durable purposes. However, it is also popularly known as borer teak in India after the basic rubber wood is chemically treated and seasoned. Borer teak is used for certain kinds of furniture and interior wall paneling.
For best results, it is recommended only to apply paint to the surface.



Jungle Wood (Country Wood):
Other varieties of wood offered by Krishna Saw Mills are all kinds of country wood, some of which are
   Neem (Azadirachta Indica)
   Jaman (Syzygium)
   Mango Planks (Mangifera)
   Jackfruit/ Kathal (Artocarpus heterophyllus)
and many more varieties of imported and indigenous wood.

Jungle Wood is generally available in rural areas and is a hard variety of wood compared to other varieties.


Applications:
This category of wood is quite economical and is therefore preferred for use in doors, windows, frames etc,in rural areas.
For best results, it is recommended only to apply paint to the surface.


Other services:

Edge designing for frames of doors, windows & showcases, staircase railings

Grooves for all types of shutters

Seasoning & Chemical treatment for all type of woods

Cutting of logs, sizing, plywood & shaping sawing of paper rolls & hylam sheets.

Contract / Labour Work for all types of carpentry / packaging, partitions, ceilings & inerterior work with wood or aluminum.