FSC Reclaimed Teak by IndoTeak Design

California-based IndoTeak Design has what it calls “the greenest teak products on the market.“  Its FSC-certified, post-consumer, recycled teak products — flooring, paneling, siding, and decking — come from Indonesian structures up to 300 years old.  IndoTeak also offers a unique, patchwork-painted Balinese boat wood, reclaimed artisan teak cabinets, and other beautiful custom wood products.  IndoTeak provides competitive pricing and matches competitors, assuming the same quantity and quality.

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  • Anonymous

    “come from Indonesian structures up to 300 years old”
    Preston … about the claim to be green maybe depends what you mean/what you measure__ Looks like greenwash to me and NOT ethical.
    What is replacing those 300 year old structures?
    Why can’t local people afford to buy the wood?
    What is the displaced population building with ? Packing crates plastic garbage bags etc?
    What is the rapidly expanding population building with?
    Rich world people buy green washed teak poor people rebuild with concrete block– if they’re lucky.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002415813153 William Van Ausdal

      To clarify a few points regarding IndoTeak Design’s business:

      -Replaces plantation teak, which competes for agricultural lands and indirectly promotes deforestation

      -Reduces CO2 (using reclaimed teak, reduces the cutting of live trees, thus promoting a carbon sink, which far outweighs the transport of the material)

      -Zero waste process (unlike other reclaimed wood companies, Indoteak Design, uses its waste cuttings to manufacture an even stronger substrate for its engineered floors, making it 100% recycled)

      -Reclaims wood from larger non-cultural structures (which are being upgraded for modern uses)

      Thank you for your questions, it is important to be conscious of how products are manufactured.

      • http://profiles.google.com/stevenleighton Steven Leighton

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      • http://profiles.google.com/stevenleighton Steven Leighton

        Dear William thank you for your reply. Your arguments have not convinced me.

        “Redirects wood from landfill (during the demolition stage, due to cost,
        wood is often thrown away, even though the end product is valuable)” …

        “redirecting” from landfills is another way of robbing the poorest of the poor. Please see the url below. Poor people live out of land fills, build their houses from landfill materials which is why I mentioned that the poor will now be using plastic garbage bags to build their homes.

        As someone who has worked in new construction and rehabbing as well as for NGO’s in various project management roles I know from experience that in poor countries nothing of any slight value is ever buried in a land fill.

        “..-Reduces CO2 (using reclaimed teak, reduces the cutting of live trees..” Well that’s rather complex because many trees reach an CO2 absorption plateau and if you want to soak up more you’d be better planting new trees. A well managed teak plantation might be a better solution for CO2 and employment and to aviod the clearing of ancient forest.

        ” ..-Zero waste process ..” See url below and think of the livelihood of the poor.

        “-Reclaims wood from larger non-cultural structures (which are being upgraded for modern uses)” Yep i know about (gut) rehabbing — done it in the USA,Poland and Peru amongst other places.

        I believe you’re trying– just don’t think there is nothing to improve on in your business model if you truely want to be “green” and ethical.

        Good Luck.

        http://www.wiego.org/publications/Birkbeck_Garbage_Industry_Vultures_Cal.pdf

  • http://treehugger.com Lloyd Alter

    four years ago I wondered whether it was a good thing, (http://www.treehugger.com/files/2007/03/still_troubled.php) to be cutting up the architectural heritage of southeast asia and shipping it over to panel our living rooms or make it into furniture. Commenters called me clueless, colonial and patronizing, telling me that nobody wanted to live in these buildings. But I cannot help feeling that at some point the indonesians are going to wonder where their history went.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002415813153 William Van Ausdal

    Thank you for the article, http://www.indodeakdesign.com

  • http://www.garden-furniture-outlet.co.uk Garden Furniture Outlet

    Hi,
    Nice post..
    Indonesia builds one of the finest contemporary furniture.. I also have such wooden flooring and I love it… :) ))

  • Anonymous

    This blog is really very nice and I was really want that all IndoTeak Design for my home furniture and really very thanks for sharing such a great IndoTeak Design.
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