I use as many reclaimed materials as I can. Most of the wood I use is reclaimed Indonesian teak. It is collected from old boats, barns and other structures throughout Indonesia that have been scheduled for demolition. It is hundreds of years old and it all has lots of character and soul. The teak gets shipped to San Diego to be used as flooring in high-end homes, but some of it does not make the cut. That’s where I come in and give the rejected wood new purpose. I guess you could say it’s twice reclaimed if you wanted to get crazy. The teak is 100% certified recycled by the most rigorous, credible forest certification system, the FSC.
A lot of the wood I get needs to be hand scraped to give it more texture and character. It is a long, hard process that takes a toll on my body but it yields an amazing result. When I am done working on a piece I am familiar with every knot, nook and cranny.