Teak is still superior as a decking material for some of those properties youve mentioned. A teak over oak frame decking is the most non-skid surface for walking about on a wooden boat. (Even fiberglas decking exfoliates into tinyshards that can quickly become infected if one has gotta walk barefoot on deck). Thats usally why fiberglas boats have rubber inserts or carpeting on high inpact areas
The problem with teak is that people OVER -MAINTAIN IT. It shouldnt be oiled every year ,and NEVER maintenance sanded, (maybe oiling every 3 years is ok just for color restoration)
Teak cabinetry and wood trim exterior and interior on a boat is classy and long lived. It can be epiphaned as a natural varnish that is shiny yet porous. (Teak doesnt react well to poly. Poly will usually peel off like gross potato chip shards in a few years of sunlight)
I dont think we use many wooden warships any more (maybe a minesweeper or two).
Every wood has a fine window of usage. Go over that and its trouble. Like Id NEVER use oak decking because water and oak are unfriendly whenever there are tight bond areas that can induce rot. Oak IS still the best for framing (with exception of surfaces that are curved and must take impact from ice (or other crap) where lignum or Osage is the best).
Wood pilot houses are still made in douglas fir because its relly a pine that lasts and takes paint,
We have some outdoor teak pices that Ive kept outside for several years. Every yer I give em a power wash with a ClO- solution and they come back great. Of corse we use cushions over the season so we dont get any possible splinters.
Outdoors though, I prefer a "Heywood Wakefield" plastic wicker look. That stuff is bullet proof and will last for centuries if you dont hit it with a match (it burns real good).
One of my favorite project furniture woods is "Attic Pine". Its an old yellow pine flooring that can be bought from 'antique wood sellers". Weve learned that, instead of tearing down an old house and burning it, there is a huge market for the old woods. Ive built 3 hanging corner cupbords out of attic pine and did "faux" painting on each and they look like real antiques (no fake scumbling or crackle paint but real additive layers of slightly different colors to emulate age)
It wont fool any expert (a black light lets one know that paint is modern or not-all acrylics will glow a dull blue while only a few old oil bases even react to UV flourescence)