Cool facts about teak wood

Teak, the story

Reclaimed teak wood coming from old Indonesian houses

In isolated rural areas of Java, Indonesia, the people still build their houses using locally sourced teak wood. It is customary for a family to rebuild their homes every three generations, to ensure a fortuitous fresh dwelling for their families.

The wood left over from these old houses has many advantages over newly cut wood. These naturally aged teak beams and planks, many which are 30 to 50 years old, naturally contain less moisture than new teak, which means that they have better durability and water resistance, making them perfect for wet or humid climates.

Besides being prized for its durability, reclaimed teak has a special beauty that comes with its deep history – and serves as a reminder of the rich heritage and unique history behind every salvaged piece.

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