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Discover the Beauty of Reclaimed Teak: Building Sustainable Furniture with Eco-Friendly Materials

In an era when sustainability has taken centre stage, furniture making is not exempt from the quest for eco-friendliness and resource conservation. At Urban Salvation, we have made it our mission to champion both sustainability and the art of furniture making in Singapore, and one of the key elements that fuels this mission is the use of reclaimed teak.

The Legacy of Reclaimed Teak

Reclaimed teak is a material with a rich history and a promising future. It originates from old buildings, bridges, and even boats that have been dismantled or retired. The allure of reclaimed teak lies not only in its aesthetic beauty but also in its environmental significance. By repurposing teak that has already been harvested, we help to conserve forests and reduce the demand for fresh timber. This process mitigates deforestation and its associated environmental impacts. Our use of reclaimed teak is an active effort to address concerns about illegal logging and overharvesting, as it provides an ethical and sustainable alternative.

stacked of reclaimed teak
Reclaimed teak salvage from old houses

The Sustainability Factor

As a company committed to sustainability, using reclaimed teak aligns with our vision to minimize the carbon footprint and reduce waste. By breathing new life into old teak, we decrease the amount of wood that ends up in landfills or, even worse, as ashes from controlled burns. This wood repurposing isn't just eco-friendly; it's a testament to our belief in responsible resource management.

Reclaimed teak is also renowned for its durability, making it a prime choice for furniture that's meant to withstand the test of time. Its natural oils and dense grain structure make it resistant to rot, insects, and decay. This durability means that the furniture crafted from reclaimed teak is built to last, reducing the need for frequent replacements and further contributing to a sustainable lifestyle.


Our choice of reclaimed teak is a reflection of our commitment to sustainability, our reverence for the environment, and our passion for the art of furniture making. With every piece of furniture we craft, we aim to create something beautiful and long-lasting while also promoting a greener and more responsible approach to resource utilization. By choosing reclaimed teak, we not only create unique, one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture but also play a small but significant part in promoting the sustainability of the environment and the art of furniture making in Singapore. It's a harmonious blend of artistry, craftsmanship, and environmental responsibility, and it's what sets Urban Salvation apart in the world of furniture."

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