Zambezi teak/Rhodesian teak/Mukusi
Zambezi teak/Mukusi is an indigenous hardwood which grows in Zimbabwe predominantly in North western Matabeleland and parts of Midlands province. The people of North western Matabeleland have traditionally used teak timber in diverse ways, for beehive, cornbin, and canoe manufacture as well as for hut, kraal, and granary construction.
(Green Colonialism in Zimbabwe, 1890-1980)
Settlers used the teak timber for making railway sleepers, in mining and for joinery.
Woodshed promotes the use of indigenous teak wood for making doors as it has the durability to last the lifetime of the building. It is beautiful, strong and ant proof. The wood has an oil content which make it water resistant thus will not swell during rainy seasons or be affected by rot.