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Our teak shower benches and stools are created by master craftsmen in Jepara, Indonesia from teak grown on carefully managed plantations.
If every teak shower bench we sell could talk, they would tell you quite a story of their adventures in getting to your door!
First, teak trees have to grow for twenty-five years on a government-managed plantation near Jepara, Indonesia before the tree-girth is wide enough and the grain of the wood is dense enough for harvesting and curing.
The teak plantations and the city of Jepara are near an active volcano that sometimes erupts. There are also frequent earthquakes and seismic events because the island of Java is located in the Pacific ‘Ring of Fire.’ Typhoons, the Pacific Ocean equivalent of hurricanes, and tropical storms that sweep in across the open sea.
Teak trees are very sturdy, and don’t mind the earthquakes or the volcanic eruptions. They’re tougher than the high winds of a typhoon! But oh, the stories they could tell us!
Sometimes the teak wood even has to wait for a bit while the master craftsmen clean up after these occurrences before they can go back to work crafting their beautiful masterpieces, but while there may be a few delays, nothing stops the story of teak from continuing on!
Once the teak has been harvested and cured, master craftsmen turn the teak into beautiful teak shower benches and stools.
The warehouse we ship from places an order with an exporter in Jepara. The exporter books passage for the order on a cargo ship bound for Florida, and the teak shower benches and stools are on their way!
The voyage across the Pacific, through the Panama Canal, and through the Caribbean Sea takes weeks. Tropical storms, typhoons, and hurricanes can delay the ship, or force the captain to take a longer route, but the teak benches and stools stay safe and snug in their shipping containers until they arrive in port.
At the port, they’re unloaded and taken through customs, where they are turned over to a representative from the warehouse. At the warehouse, the teak benches and stools are unpacked and checked for defects before being shipped via UPS to your door!
Teak is very beautiful and durable, and it’s the best choice for shower and bath seating, but obtaining a quality teak shower bench or stool takes a little time.
Our patience is rewarded with a timeless beauty that even the best photograph barely captures!
Please Note: Many of our products are back in stock again this week!
Don’t wait too long: with stories like these to make them beautiful, our teak benches and stools tend to sell quickly!