Thai Teak Furniture - Best Place To Buy ?
Posted 04 June 2013 - 05:34
When I see anything like that in Pattaya or CM, my immediate thought is 'Ha ! Tourist prices !', but I honestly have no idea what I should be paying. It doesnt have to be a genuine antique (obviously those cost more), but I do want that antique look - anyone ?
Posted 04 June 2013 - 06:09
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Posted 19 June 2013 - 15:29
Long ride to Quai Bridge and railway.
Bus drove through flat farming land and forested areas.
The tour guide mentioned that the harvesting of Teak trees in Thailand was banned.
He had just about finished his talk about the teak wood ban and out through the forest came this very large lumber truck with long recently cut logs. I'm no arborist but it looked like teak to me.
"On January 10, 1989 Thailand banned harvesting of timber in
the country following the worst flooding there in nearly a century.
Thailand had long been a traditional exporter of raw logs and in
more recent years had begun to develop a competitive furniture
industry. Despite the ban on harvesting, Thailand's furniture
industry has continued to climb in terms of total output and export
value. The country now imports large amounts of raw teak and other
wood from Myanamar and Cambodia. This trade is not documented nor
is it always even carried out with the permission of the
governments in Yangoon and Phnom Penh, respectively. In fact,
these two countries are now experiencing some of the highest
deforestation rates in the world."
Posted 19 June 2013 - 15:44
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