Reclaimed Wood Furniture

The furnishing.

Between 7,000 and 8,000 boats were destroyed in Indonesia alone after the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and resulting tsunami. But seeing potential in the kaleidoscopic timber, furniture artisans in Indonesia have salvaged teak, mahogany, and mango wood from boats destroyed in the disaster, giving them new life as benches, stools, coffee and dining tables, and entertainment units, which are now available at Victoria, B.C.–based Monarch Furnishings.

Vestiges of the original vessel’s character can still be sensed in these beautiful pieces. Occasionally, they are made with rare kinds of wood that can no longer be harvested, such as aged teak. These unique and characterful furnishings play a distinct role in the rebuilding of local economies and assisting in cleanup efforts all while accenting your home.

Post Date:

June 18, 2012