Our story begins with a tree. The durable Tectona grandis tree from East Java to be exact. The tree is felled and the timber brought to a mill where it’s sawn into beams and planks for use in homes. Years pass. The wood weathers and falls into disuse.
In the past this wood would have been left to decay.
At d-Bodhi, we see things differently. We see the potential of this beautifully seasoned wood and have a dedicated team of suppliers who bring us old teak wood to use as our raw material. Wood that once supported the sturdy structure of a home is now worn out, filled with nails, cracks, holes, and chipped paint. Most people would say we might as well burn it. But they don’t see the beauty hidden inside.
Our skilled craftspeople carefully remove nails and hinges, seeing beyond the weathered surface to a richer heart within. Under their masterful hands, the wood comes alive again in individually created furnishings that will last for years. Touching the small nail holes, cracks or old joints recalls stories of the wood’s exotic, tropical past.
After fashioning the main furniture, we ended up with piles of leftover wood. Searching for ways to use all this recycled wood, the smaller off-cut pieces are transformed into unique mosaic patterns in several d-Bodhi collections. d-Bodhi furniture is truly one-of-a-kind. No large machines are used to craft our collections. Only skilled hands using the ancient knowledge of traditional techniques and the simplest of tools.