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which shops are reliable for indoor teak

Post by furniture hunting » Wed, 20 Apr 2005 5:45 pm

looking for some reliable furniture shops that specialize in teak dining tables. by reliable, i am not just inquiring about quality of craftmanship, but also if a problem does arise, that they are prompt with resolution.

we've been to a few shops that specialize in either recycled teak or new teak that is kiln dried(?). is one better then the other for transport back to the states? thanks!

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Post by coarls » Thu, 21 Apr 2005 5:59 pm

Hi if you haven't checked out the Furniture Mall beside Plaza Park Royal there's a good range of furnitures that you can choose from, I saw a few selling good teak wood there...

Anyway, hope this helps 8)

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Post by living3 » Thu, 21 Apr 2005 7:29 pm

Hi!

You may like to check out The Living Tree Gallery. They specialise in reclaimed teak that has been fumigated and kiln-dried. Such wood can travel to countries of extreme temperatures showing minimal stress.
They can also customise any designs, and can try to do it within your budget. Best of all, their products come with a 12 months warranty that means there is after-sales service for at least 12 months should you encounter any problems. You can reach them for further details at
info@livingtreegallery.com
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Re: which shops are reliable for indoor teak

Post by Strong Eagle » Fri, 22 Apr 2005 1:40 am

furniture hunting wrote:we've been to a few shops that specialize in either recycled teak or new teak that is kiln dried(?). is one better then the other for transport back to the states? thanks!
In the best of all worlds, you'd have furniture made from 20 to 30 year old trees that grew in nuturent rich soild and were permitted to age/dry for at least 6 months or more before they were made into furniture. A lot of stuff coming out of Indonesia these days comes from immature forests... 8 to 10 years... there is much wastage, the grain is not as fine, and the trees are not dimensionally stable.

Recycled teak is very hard, and properly processed, probably represents the best wood you can use, other than the hard to find 20 to 30 year old virgin trees. Kiln drying also involves soaking the wood in teak oil. You end up with a dimensionally stable piece of wood that has enough oild in it to resist splitting and cracking when brought to cooler and dryer climates.

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