Wood is one of the element that helps in the sustenance of life that supplements the livelihood of the human beings to a great extent. Wood has been seen in a different use with human beings such as fuel, flooring, furniture, utensils and as part of the constructions. Warangal is one of the region in India of the Telangana state where about two hundred families are seen involved in this craft since a long time. It is not that only a particular community is found working on it, but people belonging to different communities are found working on it since a long time.
This place is mostly famous for the hills and lakes that are surrounded around it, such as the Govinda Rajula Gutta and the Padmakshi hills. The famous lakes such as Bhadrakali and the Waddepally for their picturesque beauty and also as a main source of drinking water.
Teak wood is deciduous trees with hardwoods, white odorous flowers and papery leaves. These woods generally have the leather smell like when it is cut. It has a unique feature of its durability, water resistance therefore largely preferred for the furniture, external constructions, small wood projects and boat buildings.
The colour of each species of teak wood varies with its grain patterns like the lines or streaks on the surface of the wood as it grows weighing moderately. Teak wood has the natural oil content in them which prevents it from decaying and also from termites and pests. It also has the high tensile strength that makes it suitable for the outdoor applications in large and also indoor. Leaves of teak are also taken for cooking where the batter prepared is poured and steamed in few of the South Indian dishes of India. It is also used as a food plant for the larvae of few months.
Mostly Teak wood grown in the neighboring villages are gathered at Warangal at the timber locations and cut to the required lengths as per the required sizes by the saw chain cutting machine. They are carried by the craftsman by the old method of rope and thick stick to the Timber cutting machine, the outer portions are cut out and cut to different sizes. As teak wood has the grain portions they are further selected as per the length and width to be taken for their respective portions of the furniture.