Burlwood furniture and much more, but where does it come from?

Most people do not think much about where the wood actually comes from for our solid wood furniture, but that's exactly what we do not want to deprive you of. Because that is part of the very special thing about our furniture, whether Indonesian furniture, Thai furniture, or Balinese furniture, somewhere the wood has to come from.

Teak wood vs. Native wood

Imagine a pine wood furniture, then one thinks of local forestry and thinks teak wood furniture almost inevitably to the deforestation of the rainforest and homeless orangutans. This thought is of course horrible and therefore we want to avoid it at all costs, for which we use all means.

Not only in Europe, forestry is operated, also in Asia, there are many timber plantations that are intensively farmed. However, unlike ours in Europe, the origin of our furniture is always summer, which is why the wood can grow and thrive all year round, so in the end it is much better than a native pine or spruce. This fact helps hardwood to grow better and be "harvested" more quickly, and in a fraction of the time needed for a native oak to reach a stately size.

While monocultures in the forested areas have spread in our latitudes, for example on our doorstep in the Ore Mountains, there is still a piece of jungle in Asian plantations, which gives the animals there a home. The foraging of these forests is subject to strict conditions and controls in all our countries of origin, which almost precludes exploitation.

Of course, there are always cases of illegal logging, but this usually goes back to the rare and thus also valuable types of wood, which are traded on the respective black market. Fortunately, due to the strict requirements of our customs authorities, such wood does not make it to Europe.

Recycled teak wood instead of composite panels

Recycled wood, or even recycled teak wood has an enormous importance to us. While teak wood is still a high-quality construction material even after decades, and thus, for example, the beamwork from demolished houses can be used for furniture construction (as it is used in our sideboards application) are furniture made of composite panels, MDF, press spruce, or whatever you call it want a one-time story.

If the veneer breaks, if you have scratches or something similar, the furniture only has garbage value and lands on the landfill. Solid wood furniture, especially Indonesian furniture and Thai furniture, can be sanded and polished again with minimal craftsmanship and thus have a high resale value, as well as an extremely high longevity.

To make matters worse in the current "Presspahn furniture" is that this is usually made in China and not necessarily can be detected which wood has now migrated exactly through the shredder to construct such an MDF board.

Read on in this area gladly, if we detail each wood type of our solid wood furniture and of course also inform you about the origin, as well as the processing.

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