Reclaimed teak means that the wood was harvested and milled decades ago, crafted into housing, furniture, or flooring, and then is re-crafted into new furniture. All our solid teak has been reclaimed from central Java, Indonesia. Since the original timbers consisted of large old growth trees, this wood is very strong and durable in addition to having a lovely texture and color. All our teak furniture is made of high-quality, solid teak — never teak-veneered.
The Reclaiming Process
The old teak wood is cleaned to remove old finishes, varnishes, oils, dirt and particles as well as all old hardware. Craftsmen then plane and sand each piece of wood to restore the grain and color. This is then crafted into a usable size for the styles being created. The wood is then kiln-dried (when necessary) in our computerized ovens to obtain the optimum moisture content. The wood is then sanded and finished, making it ready for construction.
Our reclaimed teak furniture is made in our facility in central Java, Indonesia. Our craftsmen there build with the same attention that is required for our outdoor teak furniture collection. We use epoxy glues and solid brass screws. The furniture piece is finished to the desired distressed look. Finally, a patina finish is wiped on with a final wax coating. Each piece is individual — no two pieces are exactly the same.