Handcrafted furniture is tangible, special and personal to the consumer that it was made for. The carefully crafted piece is ingrained (no pun intended) with a personal energy that no piece from a department store can ever replicate.
The world of interior design is cluttered by mass produced reproduction furniture made with poor materials. Furniture that has no heart and soul. This is all to satisfy the never ending desire for something new in this world of constantly changing trends. All this easily accessed furniture makes it incredibly easy for us to replace our pieces the minute it "goes out of style" or we get sick of looking at it. All too often, we forget that as we spend to maintain our habit, we are also contributing to the environmental damages of mass manufacture, loss of natural resources, cheap third world labor, just to name a few.
It is now the norm to bargain hunt online, and sadly many of us forget about the craftsmen honored with the skills and talent to create handmade furniture.
There is something very wonderful about the piece of furniture in your home that was lovingly crafted from a beautiful piece of well dried timber that has been honed, cut, sanded and stained to perfection. Its filled with life and spirit in a way that mass produced never can. I think we all can appreciate the beauty of anything that's handmade, especially if it was made just for you - to your specifications. Whether it is the feel of a certain texture on our fingertips, the story behind the creator or the luxurious quality of the product, handcrafted furniture speaks to us on a level that becomes both profound and intangible.
At BouTeak, we pride ourselves in custom-creating products designed with you in mind. From seed to table, each step of the production process is completely hand-done resulting in a high quality piece of functional art you will enjoy for years to come. Our lumber comes from Finca Pangola in the northern zone of Costa Rica where the company has planted and nurtured over 700,000 exotic tree species over the course of more than 15 years. BouTeak's environmental vision successfully preserves the diverse dwindling habitat of endangered species including jaguar, puma, ocelot, the green macaw and many more. In addition, the reforestation efforts at Finca Pangola ensures jobs and prosperity for many local families for years to come. On a small scale, sustainable efforts like these contribute to the preservation of biodiversity in the northern zone of Costa Rica. We hope that you consider BouTeak for your next wood project!