Rhodesian Teak Desk
60" long  20" wide
African Granary Door
Old railroad ties
Rhodesian Teak
The texture of the old weathered
ties was utilized when possible
While on a trip to South Africa, I bought and shipped home some rail road
ties and some lumber milled from the ties. The ties, some almost one
hundred years old, were being pulled up and replaced with concrete ties.
Many were still solid wood but with a wonderful texture one the sides that
were exposed to the weather.  

I used some of them, along with a carved granary door acquired on the same
trip, to make a small desk. The wood is called Rhodesian teak. Although it’s
not a true teak, it does have a rich red color and a density that polishes up
to a beautiful finish.
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