ABOUT OUR SINGAPORE WOOD ITEMS

In 2016 we made a goal for our Singapore based carpentry business to use sustainable, grown-in-the-city wood that was cut only during landscaping work.

We wanted wood that didn’t contribute to deforestation, habitat destruction, or waste fuel to import.

Downtown Singapore : high, heavy branches are cut for safety and they’re perfect for our  URBAN GROWN  hardwood  Live Edge Cutting Boards

Downtown Singapore: high, heavy branches are cut for safety and they’re perfect for our URBAN GROWN hardwood Live Edge Cutting Boards

Using local wood is only possible because, in the 1950s during the city’s rapid growth, Singapore National Parks planted the world’s finest tropical hardwoods along all new roads & urban developments island wide.

Eunos area : Angsana trees cut for en-bloc development have a second life as our  Solid Slab Dining Tables

Eunos area: Angsana trees cut for en-bloc development have a second life as our Solid Slab Dining Tables

Now, these African Mahogany, Angsana, Tembusu and other exotic trees are endangered in their natural habitats. In Singapore however, they’ve grown to beautiful 40m high mature trees that need regular trimming, & sometimes must be cut for changes in the urban layout.

NO DEFORESTATION, NO LOSS of NATURAL HABITATS : “man-made” tropical paradise,  Sentosa Island  is landscaped to movie-set perfection. The hardwood cuttings are a great source for our   Artisanal / Shaped Cutting Boards

NO DEFORESTATION, NO LOSS of NATURAL HABITATS: “man-made” tropical paradise, Sentosa Island is landscaped to movie-set perfection. The hardwood cuttings are a great source for our Artisanal / Shaped Cutting Boards

Carpentry in an ultra-modern city of 5 million, best known for finance & tech, has unique challenges.  After years of sorting the logistics, & after drying our first batch of wood for 2 years, we launched our 100%-made-in-Singapore items in 2019.

NO WASTE : small branches cut while trimming Angsana trees on the world famous  Orchard Road  shopping district are ideal as our   Cheese Boards

NO WASTE: small branches cut while trimming Angsana trees on the world famous Orchard Road shopping district are ideal as our Cheese Boards

Our production is green & lean. We design our products to last for generations. In years to come, these solid hardwood items can be refinished, not thrown away. We’ve designed products made from small branches or entire trees. Cut-offs are reused to make smaller and smaller items down to drinks-coasters.

SUSTAINABLE : Large branches cut in the  Paya Lebar  industrial area   made beautiful   Benches & Bar Tops

SUSTAINABLE: Large branches cut in the Paya Lebar industrial area made beautiful Benches & Bar Tops

WORLD’S FINEST  (but not imported…local transport only):  AAA-grade African Mahogany  cut to widen the  Pan Island Expressway , now having a second life as our exquisite   Solid Slab Dining Tables

WORLD’S FINEST (but not imported…local transport only): AAA-grade African Mahogany cut to widen the Pan Island Expressway, now having a second life as our exquisite Solid Slab Dining Tables

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From tree planting to hand finishing, 100% of our process happens within 20KM of our factory (though it took 70 years to complete the cycle!) Our craftsmen & women live nearby. Most of our items have never been in a box, wrapped in plastic, shipped or treated with the chemicals required to import wood.

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We are proud to be achieving our goal of local & green production in Singapore. We are proud to innovate in our old-world profession of carpentry.

We’ve kept the finest aspects of traditional carpentry, added valuable modern techniques, & made respect for the environment & sustainability the cornerstone of our design process.

Please visit us in person at our showroom/factory in Paya Lebar. On this site view our wooden cutting boards, wooden furniture, Peranakan style tiled furniture, or find retailers that carry our items. Thank you for your interest in our products, & thanks for reading to the end! - AZ