Thanks to Texas Biz Solutions’ avid support, the Exotic Teak has now opened their doors in Canton, Texas, to those who wish to greenify their abodes with the inclusion of home furnishings made from recycled and reclaimed teak wood. Teak wood comes from the Indonesian island of Java where artisans take the waste parts of the wood—the roots and stump—to handcraft unique and beautiful wood furnishings. The result is a one-of-a-kind piece of art that is environmentally sustainable.
The business is centered around the artistry of teak wood. Teak wood is popular for home furnishings because of its fine grain and texture. Native to Burma and Thailand, teak trees were taken to the Indonesian island of Java by the Dutch several hundred years ago, who cultivated plantations, which have served the world’s demands for the unique timber. Typical practice in tree plantations is to let the stump and roots rot or burn them down. However, teak wood is resistant to rotting and burning of the stumps is not environmentally sound. As such, artisans take the waste-products of these tree stumps and roots and built home furnishings from benches and dining sets to planters and picture frames. The result is a process that is environmentally sound by providing the Indonesian Teak farmers with a more progressive and structured reforestation program and allowing artisans to use the wood remains for commerce.
Exotic Teak business partners, Christian Carter and John Weathers are excited to bring some of these unique Teak wood home furnishings to Texas. Weathers has over 30 years of experience in the furniture business, while Carter adds his energy and drive to help this business thrive. Together, they share a passion in providing green furnishings that are uniquely crafted.
Exotic Teak is now also offering recycled and reclaimed boat and barn wood furniture made from old Teak, Suar and Mahogany woods. For more information about Exotic Teaks and unique home furnishings, visit their website.
Source: Press Release