Indulge in the charm of Bali with this one-of-a-kind shelving unit, skilfully handcrafted using mostly upcycled teak wood from retired fishing boats. With 3 deep shelves and 4 drawers, this beauty is not just a practical storage solution for your home, but it's also a stunning display stand to showcase all your favourite belongings or products in a shop.
The wood's original colours and rustic finish are preserved, creating a uniquely beautiful addition to your home décor. The natural finish brings out the rich details and colouring of the wood, and the cleverly designed drawers provide a discrete and elegant way to hide away clutter.
Please note that this is a hand-crafted piece of furniture, meaning each unit is unique, with its own distinctive character and slight variations that make it truly special. Bring a touch of Balinese tradition to your home with this beautiful, upcycled shelving unit.
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Height: 160 cm
Width: 100 cm
Depth: 40 cm
The Balinese community had always been dependent on the sea and fishing for their livelihoods. However, with the arrival of modern fishing equipment and practices, the traditional wooden boats used by the fishermen were gradually abandoned and left to rot on the beaches. That was until a group of ingenious and entrepreneurial Balinese craftspeople saw an opportunity to repurpose the disused boats into unique and unusual furniture.
Using their skills and creativity, they transformed the old wooden boats into beautiful pieces of furniture that had a history and a story to tell. From coffee tables to chairs and benches, each piece was lovingly crafted to preserve the character and charm of the original boat. The furniture quickly became popular with tourists and locals alike, and demand grew rapidly.
The success of the furniture-making venture provided a much-needed lifeline for the Balinese community during times of dire hardship. The craftsmen were able to earn a decent living, and the sale of the furniture supported the local economy. It also helped to preserve the traditional wooden boats, which are now seen as a valuable cultural heritage. The repurposed furniture not only provided a unique and beautiful addition to people's homes but also supported an entire community, proving that creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship can make a real difference in people's lives.