Cambodia’s luxury woods end up not only in more common (although unwieldy) furniture such as tables and chairs, but even the odd-shaped stumps and remnants of tree trunks have great value as they are fashioned into all sorts of art objects. Click here to see some and then scroll down to #11. (I think this is enough about wood for a while so I’ll move on to other topics.)
Some of the heavy, culturally-important wooden furniture is sold in shops. A great deal is also sold on the streets of the big cities. Probably produced in rural workshops, it is brought to the city for sale. Click here to see some of the wares on the street, and then scroll down to #9.
Another type of establishment that invests heavily in massive wooden furniture are the restaurants, especially those on the road. Take a break from driving to have lunch and you’ll likely find yourself sitting on a heavy wooden stool. Click here and scroll down to #5. Restaurants.
In a home, a hotel lobby, a fancy office, the heavy wooden furniture might fit. In a gas station? An auto body shop? No….. Click here and scroll down to #4.
Here are more samples of the variety of places where the heavy wooden furniture can be found. It’s just hard to imagine how it is everywhere. Click here for the photos.
Here is the second set of photographs of commercial places that display the heavy wooden furniture that is so valued by the community. Click here to see the pictures.
This is the first of three posts about heavy furniture–especially the universal wooden stools–found in a wide variety of shops in Cambodia. Everybody wants it! Click here.
Almost as surprising as the great desire for wood furniture is the number of shops selling wood furniture; but then maybe the great number derives from the great desire. Click here to go to the table of contents and then click on #8.
This post focuses on one type of Cambodian furniture, large flat platforms that are found everywhere and are used for everything. Click here to see more.
This is the beginning of the section on how Cambodia’s forests and luxury woods are used. This page looks at the massive style of traditional formal Cambodia furniture which is a part of almost every household that can afford it. Click here to take a look.