Sunday, September 28, 2008

Woody Obsession

One of the subjects ABE took during his undergrad studies was Wood Structures. It was a subject which he put a lot of interest in. And that semester, I learnt quite a bit about wood as well. He shared with me insights about the different types of wood like pine, mahogany, teak, rosewood, maple, just to name a few.



Choices of teak aplenty...filled to the brim

I though this “woody” business had ended after he sat for the finals of that paper at the end of the semester. Dah score dapat good grades tu habis lah kan. But tidak, that wasn’t the case. The attraction and fascination towards wood kept flaming in him even till present. When we first started looking for furniture before we moved into our house way back in the early 90s, most of the places we went to were the “woody” joints. And with that brief intro, we have now accumulated quite a number of wood pieces in the house.

My first piece was a wood display cabinet, bought just after we moved into our home. I remember rummaging through this antique furniture shop in Subang. After sometime of look see look see, I finally settled with a Merbau piece of orange-brown shade with simple floral carvings on the both sides. Unfortunately, the antique shop where I got it from closed sometime back, but I must say the piece still stands proud in our living room. Relatively not long after the Merbau cabinet, we got a dining set which was made from rosewood. Similarly, this set has become one of my favourite purchases. Even after having had it for more than 15 years, it looks very much like how we first brought it home. The six seater may have become somewhat small for our growing family. We ought to consider getting a bigger set but I simply don’t want to part with it just yet.


What's your fancy? Wall mirror??

And today, we went “wood” hunting again. A couple of weeks back, we stumbled upon this shop which sells teak furniture somewhere in Sunway. The shop, well more like a warehouse I should say, had like so many pieces of teak, mahogany, acacia wood furniture. Most of the furniture are simple in its design, nothing too gaudy nor too complicated and so very much to my liking. How lah to resist???


Bayar time... Gesek (swipe) aja Pak...encouraged the shop owner

So what was the outcome (damage pun iyer jugak) from the hunt?? Heh..heh…a mature coloured teak console cabinet. Its price was pretty reasonable and the shop will deliver tomorrow evening. In the meantime, I’d do some clearing up of the space where the cabinet is to be positioned. Hai…bercabinet baru lah pulak saya Raya ni nampak nyer ;-)

9 comments:

ms hart said...

Kay, best nya....we all kat sini pun gilaaaaaaa wood. Lagi nampak 'ira' dia tu, lagi suka!!! Tapi buat-buat bersabar je we all ni....takut ter'gesek' biola pulak kalau tak sabar!!! ha ha ha

Madam Tai Tai said...

Hi Kay,

I pun suka juga pada wood, esp teak wood. Kat Bangladesh pun ada jual juga but the quality isn't as good as the Indonesian or Burmese made ones. So tak yah lah beli...

Nampaknya rumah you bergaya lah di raya iya with the new addition! Errr...ada benda lagi nak digesekkan cardnya ke?

kay_leeda said...

Ms Hart,

Bab-bab gesek mengesek ni don't play play ah..When the bill comes, aduhh...garu kepala deh!!

Everytime I hit a wood joint, I'd have to urut dada a lot. Masalah kalu gi jln-jln shopping with out a shopping list ni. It's up to you to buat the list there and then. And that is very bahayaa...

kay_leeda said...

Dear Tai Tai,

I must say the Indonesian teak is one of the best I have come across. Plus Indon being so close to us makes the transporting of teak furniture relatively easy. The shop owner told us that he'd bring in one to two containers a month. Letak je habis....I guess suckers like me lah yg menolong mempercepatkan the movement.

I haven't seen much of Burmese teak though. But I was told they are of a slight premium.

Fuhh...nasib baik, cabinet ngak di gesek yah... But later in the afternoon nak kena mencari Faris' samping. Susah anak teruna ku ini...Ha...yg ni ader potential TERgesek

tireless mom said...

Kay,

Yey Yey, dapat cabinet baru this raya, yay yay. Can put kuih raya kah?

kay_leeda said...

TM,

Dunno what to put in and on the cabinet yet. It came last night after a tireless wait. Sampai ter_miss the Raya announcement lah.

Of course the 1st person to comment was Bibik with her usual famous HEBBATTTTT (but then apa nyer yg tak hebat in the eyes of bibik kan..)

Anonymous said...

Hi kay,

Wah seronok dpt cabinet baru, from ur pics nampak ada book shelf kat kedai tu. Blh bg tau the shop exact add.

kay_leeda said...

Hi Anon 10:43,

Sure, not a prob to give you the add. Cuma....receipt nya dengan Sang Suami. Nanti yah, bila ku pulang, akan ku buat posting of the add of the shop.

And yesss, there were bookshelves. Hopefully masih ada, but kalu tiada, the guy that day said, new shipment will be arriving after Raya. Apa kata kita terjah?? Heh..heh...

Anonymous said...

Thanks Kay,

Akan ku sabar menunggu....:)Bila dh dpt add tu mmg nak terjah, i believed u had scout around b4, and that shop gave u good bargain right...