Meet my latest obsession: Recycled, or reclaimed, boat furniture. While Mr. L. stopped in to fill propane at Hilo Propane recently, I said I'd go check out the Bamboo and Teak store. I love their furniture and we have several pieces from them. Big mistake. They recently started selling this absolutely fantastic furniture, made from boats destroyed in the December 26, 2004 tsunami found on Indonesian beaches.
Monarch Furnishings, one of the companies making the furniture, is co-owned by Tony Martin. From Mr. Martin: "The salvaged boat furniture is an example of people making some good out of a terrible disaster. "
Bamboo and Teak had tables, headboards, dressers, cocktail tables, stools . . . I am sure I'm forgetting some of it. As you would expect, it has a wonderful "sea" or "ocean" feel to it. It seemed very sturdy and the patched-together pieces were smoother than I expected.
I really felt the urge to sit down and crack open a Corona. I thought it had a fun and cheerful look, and I'll include some more photos, below. Check it out! The folks at Bamboo and Teak are very nice folks to deal with and we have been pleased with the furniture we have purchased there.