The Prahu Bar stool has such a remarkable sustainability story behind it, that you’ll just have to own one!
To source the timber used in this piece, Vast locates sunken fishing boats found in freshwater bodies all around Indonesia, raises them up, dismantles and harvests the pieces of wood, drying it all out and then recrafting it into the beautiful table you see here. Since we started making this range, in 2007, we have refloated around 400 boats, and we’re sure we don’t have to tell you how much of an impact that has had on recycling!
This means that every single piece of this unit has a story, and because the wood is teak, it will never rot. It really offers the whole package Each piece of the Prahu Range has its own distinct features for the next owner to relive its saga.
The product is crafted from recycled Teak hardwood.
To source the timber used in this piece, Vast locates sunken fishing boats found in freshwater bodies all around Indonesia, raises them up, dismantles and harvests the pieces of wood, drying it all out and then re-crafting it into new beautiful furniture with its own unique story.
Since we began utilising this overlooked resource, we have re-floated hundreds of boats (we always save the carved Bowsprit from each salvaged vessel) to harvest the wood and we’re sure we don’t have to tell you how much of an impact that has had on recycling! Teak has a coarse texture and a colour which develops with age. Practically imperishable under cover, it has been known to last in temples for centuries.
This piece has been handcrafted by one of our Vast Masters, these individual cabinet makers have been manufacturing Vast products for over a decade. Using traditional joinery techniques to maximise the timber's natural beauty is a big part of the unique look of each Vast product. We call this "working with the grain".
Country of Origin: Java, Indonesia
Hardwood is a natural material which reacts to its environment and although our manufacturing process allows for normal expansion and contraction, extreme high or low humidity may cause more swelling than normal. To minimise movement and ensure longevity of your purchase we recommend taking good care of your piece as outlined below:
- Dust regularly with a clean cotton cloth;
- Use tablecloths, table runners and coasters to help prevent scratches to the surface and wipe up any spills immediately;
- To nourish and protect your furniture we recommend waxing with a natural beeswax every 6-12 months.
- Only use natural wax, oil or water based cleaning products. Do not use solvent based cleaning products that may contain silicone or alcohol, as this may react and permanently damage the lacquer.
- Do not expose to fragrant oils, insect repellent lotion, or nail polish remover as these are often solvent based and will damage the lacquer
- Avoid placing your furniture near fireplaces, in direct sunlight or under heating/cooling vents.
- Do not leave hot items or ice cold items directly on the surface of the table as water marking may occur.
- Any metal work featuring on your product has been powder coated. Any damage to the surface should be contained as soon as possible to prevent rusting.
To calculate your delivery costs, please select your desired products and enter your postcode at the cart page. Shipping costs are calculated based on the weight and volume of the order, delivery destination & any special requirements of your property. Please note that Vast Furniture & Homewares only deliver to mainland Australia, we do not deliver to addresses that require barge or off-mainland access. We do not deliver to PO Boxes. It is the duty of the customer to provide Vast Furniture & Homewares with truthful and accurate details of the delivery destination at the time of checkout. Extra costs will be incurred and charged to the customer for delivery to a property that has more than 3 flights of stairs or to a property which has a longer driveway than a standard and reasonable residential driveway.
Estimated delivery date
Vast Furniture & Homewares endeavours to have all customers contacted by our team within 24-48 hours after successful completion of your order. We endeavour to have all orders dispatched from our warehouse within 2 business days in selected areas only & regional destinations within 7-10 days after contact by our delivery team. Estimated delivery times will depend on where your product is being delivered. If the products are not available for immediate delivery, you will be contacted by our team to advise of an estimated delivery date. We shall use all reasonable endeavours to meet the estimated delivery date, however there may be circumstances beyond our control which may extend the fulfilment date.
Vast Furniture & Homewares requires the person accepting delivery onsite to be over 18 years of age. This person may be asked to provide the driver with proof of their identity and/or age. If it is proved that this person is under 18 years of age than the products will be returned to our depot and all charges relating to storage and re-delivery will be payable by the customer. This person will need to sign for the goods and confirm that they are in good order and condition at the time of delivery. This person will also need to sign to confirm that no property damage has occurred during the deliver. Delivery will take place at the address listed on the sale invoice. If no one is at home for a scheduled delivery, a delivery fee will apply for all re-deliveries payable by the customer. It is the responsibility of the customer to organise the re-delivery.
Lost or damaged product
While Vast Furniture & Homewares uses the highest quality suppliers & logistics teams, on rare occasions products may be damaged during packaging or lost and damaged during transit.
If your product is delivered and the carton or packaging is in good condition yet once unpacked the product is shown to be damaged, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 07 3160 7555 and one of our team members will manage your case through to completion.
It is the responsibility of the customer to ensure the correct delivery address and access details are provided to us at the time of sale. Vast Furniture & Homewares will not be responsible for any costs that arise due to the incorrect delivery address or access details provided by the customer. Vast Furniture & Homewares will not be liable for any refund of delivery fees paid by you the customer once the delivery service is completed.
Change of mind:
Vast Furniture does not accept returned products due to a change of mind. This includes if you simply change your mind, decide you do not like the purchase or have no use for it.
Minor problems: repair or exchange
For a minor failure (including damage during shipping) with the product, you are entitled to:
Have the product repaired within a reasonable time frame by a Vast Furniture approved repair agent or a replacement of the product. If this is not completed within a reasonable time frame or the problem is not fixed you are then entitled to a refund or exchange.
Major problems: refund, repair or exchange
For a major failure with the product, you are entitled to:
Reject the product for a refund or reject the product for an identical replacement, or one similar in value if reasonably available or keep the product and obtain compensation from Vast Furniture for the drop in value of the product caused by the major failure.
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