Our company story began long before we did…
At the heart of Teak Me Home is our passion to handcraft eco-friendly modern furniture that connects us to another time.
Our reclaimed teak wood furniture is recycled from structures being taken down, built from old-growth trees harvested at the turn of the 19th century.
History still beautifully alive, our team carefully disassembles these buildings, beam by beam. These reclaimed teak wood beams are then milled and meticulously handcrafted into Teak Me Home’s furniture for a next generation to appreciate, and share in its continuing story.
We ethically center all of our actions on the belief that the past importantly sustains our present and future. We do this to protect and restore our environment, keeping irreplaceable forests from deforestation, helping to conserve wildlife, and slow climate change.
In turn, your purchase of our reclaimed teak wood furniture helps to protect the earth’s forests for future generations.
The beginning . . .
Alex Elsinga, a San Francisco Bay Area native, is the owner and lead furniture designer at Teak Me Home. After graduating from UC Davis, Alex began working in the healthcare industry. He quickly got sidetracked as he looked for solid wood furniture for his first home. To his surprise he couldn’t find dressers, tables or even chairs that met his eco-friendly standards for quality, style and functionality.
Alex began being mentored by skilled woodworkers, and learned how to design and handcraft his own furniture. He fell in love with the beauty of reclaimed teak wood because each piece of wood has its own story to tell. It is an extremely dense, hardwood with beautiful prized color patterns.
Soon after he started receiving requests from friends and family to have custom furniture pieces handcrafted for them. What started as a hobby turned into a career. In 2012, Alex said c‘est la vie to the corporate world and founded Teak Me Home.