Meet the Makers: Downtown Teak Collection

Meet the Makers: Downtown Teak Collection

Meet the Reclaimers

This is Aung Myat Lin and Jack from IDEA Woodsmith. They've been reclaiming teak from downtown Yangon buildings since 1999. Well, that's not quite true. They're too young for that, but Jack's dad started the show, and these two have since taken on the mantle.

True to the centuries of craftsmen who have gone before them, they use traditional joinery such as dovetail, motise and tenon and finger joints to create beautiful pieces which will last. They work exclusively with reclaimed teak wood salvaged from demolished buildings across Burma.

Here's how these pieces come to life:

Sorting the wood

Preparing the Wood
The Build
The Details
The Final Product



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