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 visionary owner behind Teak Me Home.
After earning his degree at UC Davis, Alex initially embarked on a career in the healthcare industry. However, when faced with the challenge of furnishing his first home with solid wood furniture that met his exacting eco-friendly standards for quality, style, and functionality, he embarked on a new journey.
Through this work, Alex fell in love with the beauty of reclaimed teak wood. Teak is an extremely dense hardwood with highly prized color patterns, and each reclaimed piece is unique and rich with history. Soon after he started, he began receiving requests from friends and family to craft furniture pieces for them. His hobby turned into a career, and in 2012 founded Teak Me Home.
Alex infuses every facet of the furniture-making process with his unwavering commitment to quality and sustainability. From the meticulous sourcing of wood to the artisanal crafting of each heirloom piece, Alex’s dedication is evident. He is driven by the desire to forge meaningful connections between the past and the present, and this dedication shines through in every Teak Me Home creation.