Unpolished teak door storage - Help needed.
Hi there everyone, i am a teak wood door importer, importing from Indonesia to India. The imported doors are unpolished and naturally seasoned, the doors that i received was in perfect shape and condition but after a month some of them started to form gaps and after 5 months 80-90% of the doors started to bowing, cracking and splitting on the panels and stiles but the damage to the polished once was barely noticable, these issues caused me a fortune as i could not sell them at this condition. Upon talking to some of the wood workers over here i came to a conclusion that these issues are caused probably because the wood received were not seasoned well and i found a new manufacturer in Indonesia who has a Kiln to properly season the Teak wood. Before proceeding with my next order i would greatly appreciate if you could help me answer few of the questions that i have.
1) Was is because teak wood was not seasoned well that almost all the doors started to crack, split and bow or is there any other reason?
2) What is the best way to store unpolished teak doors?
3) What kind of a place should i use as a warehouse to store them?
4) Did the damage cause because the doors were unpolished, if so what is the best way to stop them, apart from completely polishing since the buyers wanted to see them unpolished before purchasing them.
Some of you must be thinking why does he do something that he doesn't know much about, due to certain unavoidable circumstances i had to take over the business now to only that i could do is IMPROVISE.
Thank you in advance for any help you can provide.
Please Excuse my English.