In over twenty years of buying reclaimed teak furniture, in all its different forms, from some of the highest quality manufacturers in the world we can honestly say that some of the most satisfying products we buy are of the reclaimed teak variety.
Reclaimed Teak – unmatched precision and skill …
The ingenuity of the crafts-people who make these items of furniture is truly inspirational.
The workmanship alone takes years to perfect with the skills passed down through generations of family lines.
Well, let’s face it, could you turn this …
… into this?
We know we couldn’t. Fortunately we know people who can.
And we can, and will, give you a clearer picture of how it’s achieved. And we’re sure, like us, you’ll be impressed.
And you’ll also understand that when we call it an, ‘Ox-Cart Bench,’ it is exactly that.
The very nature of the raw materials and processes used makes each and every piece of reclaimed teak furniture in our catalogue totally unique to you.
And, the very fact that teak wood is used – with naturally dense, oily qualities – means that you’re investing in something that will last for years without cracking, splitting or being ruined by the elements.
These Reclaimed Teak Masterpieces are also considered by many as 20th Century Antiques.
A further benefit that’s quite poignant in today’s modern world is the reduction in de-forestation that’s associated with the making of reclaimed teak furniture.
Old Ox-Carts and Boats that have come to the end of their useful working lives are abundant across Indonesia and by putting the broken down pieces to use in furniture making the crafts-people involved are actively reducing the amount of timber harvested directly from the forest, so helping to reduce environmental concerns at the same time.
It also offers valuable skills and regular revenue to local village populations which in turn helps boost local economies.
Now you’ve got the, ‘why,’ all that’s left is to show you the, ‘how.’
Fistly, the Ox-Carts, Fence Posts, etc are broken down into individual parts …
Then individually chosen pieces are assembled and worked by time-served crafts-people …
A light wax is applied to give the best finish possible …
Ready for export …
The Ox’s can have a rest!