Welcome to Earth's Creations, Inc. and Artistic Teak
Traders Inc. We are a U.S. company dedicated to
designing and producing the finest indoor and
outdoor teak furniture and hand-carved teak carvings.
Our new franchise name is Earth's Creations. Artistic Teak
is only one of the many brands under this name. To better serve
and meet the great demand of our products, we are expanding our
25,000 sq. ft. U.S. facility this year, and build a much larger manufacturing
center in Java.
Most of our products are our own special designs. They are all handmade and no two are alike. Most of our teak furniture is solid teak, made from the leftover and discarded parts of the teak tree, stumps, roots and limbs. These parts were left in the forest as waste many years ago when they were cutting so many teak trees to build the great wooden sailing ships. Now, many years later, we've discovered these forgotten parts and the beautiful things that we could make from them. We like to say "God created the beautiful teak wood, we just make something out of it." We leave as much of the natural shape, holes, cracks and natural imperfections in the wood as we can. This is why no two pieces are the same. Each piece is unique with its own character.
Some of our new products are made from stone and petrified wood and have a sturdy under structure of plywood.
Teak is said by many to be the best and most beautiful wood ever, and with its durability and resistance to insects and rot, it is the perfect wood.
Teak is not the cheapest wood, simply the best for the money. It will last forever.
The Earth's Creations Story
The Green Story
Hundreds of years ago the Dutch Trading Company brought teak trees to
Indonesia from Burma to Thailand. This began a process of planting and
cultivating teak forests to serve the great demand for this remarkable wood.
Teak production is strongly managed and controlled by the Indonesian
government. Each year more tress are planted than cut, insuring there will
always be enough teak. Today, Indonesia is one of the largest producers
of teak in the world.
Over many years of harvesting teak trees, stumps, roots and limbs were left
behind as waste. A common practice was to try to burn these stumps to clear
land making room for planting more teak trees. Gas and diesel fuel was poured on the stumps and set on fire. It was discovered that teak wood would not burn very well, usually only charring the wood where the burning fuel made contact. Our furniture often shows these burn marks. We feel that these blackened areas are part of the unique story behind our products.
The stumps and roots are unearthed by hand and dragged out of the forest with a team of oxen. The stumps are then
transported to our plant where they are washed, cleaned and left to dry for months. We then carefully study each individual stump and decide what can be made from it. Whether it be a bench, a chair, a table or even a magnificent carved eagle, each piece is truly unique. We leave as much of the natural shape and figure of the wood as possible. We like to say "God created beautiful teak wood, we just make something from it."
We are turning lost and forgotten waste into teak treasures.
Our teak products are truly GREEN!