FSC Teak

More reasons to choose Reclaimed Tropical Hardwood over new wood

A cocobolo tree sits along the edge of Guanacaste National Park in Costa Rica’s northwest.

A cocobolo tree sits along the edge of Guanacaste National Park in Costa Rica’s northwest.

A recent article in the Tico Times exposes continued illegal logging of Costa Rica's treasured tropical forests, including alleged links to organized crime.  Increasing demand for exotic wood products contributes to the pressure on native tropcial forests, while resources to protect them are often inadequate.

Anthology Woods offers great post-consumer reclaimed tropical hardwood alternatives.  Some good options are reclaimed Teak and Dinizia.  Both of which are available as flooring, decking, siding and other applications. The beauty and longevity of these woods in both interior and exterior applications is unparalleled.  Contact Anthology Woods today to discuss your project or request samples!

RECLAIMED FSC-CERTIFIED SAKHAY TEAK

RECLAIMED FSC-CERTIFIED SAKHAY TEAK

RECLAIMED FSC-CERTIFIED DINIZIA

RECLAIMED FSC-CERTIFIED DINIZIA


PROJECT LOG: CUSTOM WHITE-WASHED RECLAIMED TEAK WOOD WALL IN HAWAII

ANTHOLOGY WOODS JUST COMPLETED THIS WHITE-WASHED RECLAIMED SAKHAY TEAK WALL PANELING FOR A RETAIL STORE IN THE WAIKIKI AREA OF HONOLULU, OAHU!  

We love the natural beauty of wood, and if the perfect look doesn't exist in nature, we can help you tailor a custom look to get just the right affect - like we did for this reclaimed teak wall cladding. In this case, the designer was seeking a white-washed, refined look for the FSC reclaimed tropical wood wall.  She had considered Silvered Dinizia, but needed the look to be a bit cleaner, while still exhibiting stunning wood grain patterns and the life of natural color variation - but with a smooth, instead of weathered, texture.  

Anthology Woods sampled a few options, and this water-based white washed finish was the stunning winner!  

Anthology Woods FSC reclaimed Sakhay Teak with a custom white-washed, low-voc water based finish for interior or exterior use.

Anthology Woods FSC reclaimed Sakhay Teak with a custom white-washed, low-voc water based finish for interior or exterior use.

Reach out to our helpful people if you'd like to explore this look for your project!  The white-washed finish is suitable for vertical applications (& ceilings/soffits) both interior wall paneling and exterior siding.  We can also custom-mill profiles.  

Have something unique in mind?  Share your vision with us & we'll help you customize a look!  


Reclaimed Teak

Reclaimed Teak VS. Plantation Teak

Evaluating reclaimed Teak vs. Plantation Teak:  Six advantages to choosing reclaimed teak lumber for flooring, siding, wall paneling or decking.

Quality of Reclaimed

Premium old-growth quality of genuine reclaimed Teak, with tighter growth rings than plantation Teak, cannot be duplicated.  It is truly special and of the highest possible quality. 

 

Stability of Reclaimed

As with any reclaimed wood, the seasoned age is going to lend improved stability vs. new wood of the same species.

 

Legacy of storied wood

Every piece of reclaimed lumber has unique history which cannot be duplicated, and is a source of conversation and speculation.  

 

Color of seasoned teak  

The softly seasoned color of reclaimed teak is rich and warm, and more refined than the often mineral-streaked plantation teaks.

 

Character  

Distinctive appearance of aged patina (see Pela Teak) makes every board a one-of-a-kind reflection of legacy.  Smooth, re-milled Teak is more subtle in the reclaimed character of nail holes and mortise pockets.

 

Sustainable teak 

You are selecting a product with evidence of a recycled nature - evidence you can see for yourself.  In addition, you never have to wonder if native forests were cleared to make way for plantations.