We use several different kinds of woods. The following are some information about them:

TEAK (TECTONA GRANDIS)
Well-known as a medium-density wood suitable for fine indoor furniture, as well as for outdoor garden furniture, boat building and flooring, teak wood is very durable and resistant to decay and termites. The teak wood that we use is sourced from the Indonesian Forestry Agency (PERHUTANI), a state agency that manages sustainable teak plantations in Indonesia, as well as from government-approved village plantations.

RAIN TREE (SAMANEA SAMAN)
Known as Trembesi or Suar in Indonesia, the rain tree wood has an attractive grain suitable for fine furniture. The interlocking grain prevents the wood from cracking when moved to drier climates. A native of South America, rain trees are fast growing and easily replaceable. Most of our natural pieces are made of this wood.

INDIAN (BLACK) ROSEWOOD (DALBERGIA LATIFOLIA)
Known as Sonokeling in Indonesia, Dalbergia Latifolia is a premium quality timber species used for furniture, paneling, and other ornamental products. It is similar to ebony in hardness and has a fine dark brown color.

JACKFRUIT (ARTOCARPUS HETEROPHYLLUS)
Known as Nangka in Indonesia, it is a fruit tree widely found in tropical Southeast Asia. It is a strong, hard and durable wood, suitable for fine furniture. Its unusual golden yellow color, as well as its resistance to termites and fungi, makes it an appealing alternative to teak wood. Our supply is sourced from fruit trees that are no longer productive.

MAHOGANY (SWIETENIA MAHAGONI)
Mahogany has a generally straight grain and is usually free of voids and pockets. It has a reddish-brown color, which darkens over time, and displays a reddish sheen when polished. It has excellent workability, and is very durable. Historically, the tree’s girth allowed for wide boards from traditional mahogany species. These properties make it a favourable wood for crafting cabinets and furniture. Both Swietenia mahagoni, and Swietenia macrophylla were introduced into several Asian countries at the time of the restrictions imposed on American mahogany in the late 1990s and both are now successfully grown and harvested in plantations in those countries. The world’s supply of genuine mahogany today comes from these Asian plantations, notably from India, Fiji, Bangladesh, and Indonesia.

TAMARIND (TAMARINDUS INDICA)
Known as Asem in Indonesia, it is native to Africa, but is now found in most tropical Asia. Due to its density and durability, it is suitable for furniture and flooring. The heartwood is of a beautiful dark red color, while other parts of the timber is light yellow, often with brownish or grayish streaks. Our supply comes from non-productive fruit trees.