The teak we use has been sourced through recognised Indonesian timber brokers who buy timber recovered from old benches, floorboards, panels and beams. Because of a rapid population increase and economic growth in Indonesia, substantial building work has been carried out across the country and the old-style Javanese wooden buildings have been modernised. There is now a seasoned supply of reclaimed teak, which is perfect for furniture production and is durable in a UK climate.
Wherever possible this old teak, locally known as ‘dinglik’, is used. However, some of our component and internal construction parts of our reclaimed teak furniture use newer kiln-dried teak, which is harvested from government managed plantations and is certified by the Forestry Department as ‘approved cut timber’. We use this to strengthen our furniture and ensure longevity. Our manufacturers use traditional methods of production too in terms of dowels and dovetail joints, although sometimes a little wood glue is also used for added strength.
Due to the rustic effect of the reclaimed wood we use and the handmade quality of the furniture, each product may differ very slightly in measurement. Reclaimed planks can contain holes, where one piece of wood was historically joined to another. These holes are plugged with pieces of wood during production and the plugs are a subtle feature of our finished items. We have worked hard with our highly skilled artisans to ensure our products are finished to an exacting standard and great care is taken across our reclaimed furniture to ensure a consistent finish, which you may not find with other retailers.
We want you to love our furniture as much as we do. Our products are made from solid, natural materials so need to be treated in order to maintain and emphasise the natural characteristics of the wood. We recommend using clear beeswax on the wood every three to six months. Do not place hot or wet items directly on to the wood and keep away from direct heat.?
Trees 4 Trees
Lombok are pleased to support the Trees for Trees community project. Trees for Trees are a non-profit organisation in Indonesia which was set up to look after the forests of Indonesia specialising in the education of local communities in order to protect the environment for the future.
Helping the environment with your furniture purchase
By purchasing a piece of furniture in the Lombok Trees for Trees scheme, a contribution will be made towards planting new trees and running education programmes in the local communities.
How it works
Each piece of furniture in the scheme comes with a unique reference number. Customers can register their number with the scheme to see where the trees they have contributed to have been planted.
Currently, only selected Lombok furniture items are part of this scheme (and are indicated by the Trees for Trees logo on site and by a green hanging tag in store). Over the coming months, we are working on ensuring all wooden furniture and accessories sourced from Indonesia are part of this scheme.
To find out more about the Trees for Trees scheme visit http://www.trees4trees.org