Our reclaimed teak collections boast a dark charcoal finish that goes beyond the use of conventional coloring agents like paint or stain. Instead, we employ a time-honored Japanese technique called "Shou Sugi Ban," which translates to "Burn The Cedar." In ancient times, the Japanese ingeniously utilized this method to safeguard their exterior walls from the elements and pests, as they lacked modern chemical treatments for timber.
To create our distinctive furniture pieces, our skilled artisans have adapted this technique to suit the reclaimed and upcycled Javanese teak sourced from old structures. The reclaimed timbers undergo a meticulous process, starting with careful selection, followed by specialized treatment, kiln drying, and initial sanding before the charring process commences. The wood is charred, meticulously re-sanded, and charred again, repeating this cycle until the piece possesses the desired texture, tone, and pattern. Subsequently, a natural oil is applied for protection, and a clear top coat is added to minimize the risk of stains. Crafting these unique furniture pieces requires time and expertise, with a skilled carpenter often producing just one to three items per day, depending on their dimensions.
Each item in our collection stands as a testament to the unwavering dedication and craftsmanship of our craftspeople. The reclaimed teak's inherent textures, bearing the unmistakable signs of age and previous use, are elevated by the soft yet striking dark tone that can only be achieved through the delicate dance of fire and skill. This fusion of reclaimed materials, ancient Japanese technique, and meticulous artistry yields furniture pieces that exude a sophisticated character, perfectly suited for the modern home.
By utilizing reclaimed and upcycled Javanese teak from old structures, we not only give these materials a new lease on life but also contribute to sustainable practices. Embracing the imperfections and history imbued within each piece, our furniture showcases the inherent beauty of the wood while adding a distinct touch of elegance to your living spaces. Experience the timeless allure and rich narrative woven into every item, as our reclaimed teak furniture becomes a cherished part of your home.