Bali is renowned as a shopping mecca when it comes to holiday destinations and many visitors to Bali go there simply for the shopping or at least combine the opportunity for a holiday with a shopping expedition. Not only is the shopping in Bali excellent, but it offers a great range of bargains with prices significantly less than anywhere else. Aside from its shopping, Bali is also renowned for its beautiful furniture. Put the two together and you'll find many people who are looking for their own spectacular pieces of Bali furniture while on holidays.
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Settled by the Dutch in the 16th Century, the Indonesians learned the art and craft of furniture production from the Dutch who were unable to bring their furniture with them and therefore trained the locals in making furniture. This influence can still be seen in much of the furniture that is made in Bali. There are two main methods used in joins, the mortise and tenon and the dovetail. Mortise and tenon joins use wooden pegs to 'lock' the join and is most often seen joining legs to chair frames. Hand cut dovetails are used to join two slabs of wood together, such as when making chest and cabinets.
Bali furniture is most often made out of teak and other high quality hardwoods and its important when looking for your perfect piece of furniture that you keep the moisture content in mind. The climate change when shipping furniture from Bali to other parts of the world can often lead to cracking in the wood. To avoid this, furniture should have a moisture content of 5 or less and most reputable furniture dealers will have a moisture meter to measure the moisture content of the wood. Making sure that the wood is cured will also minimise the chances of cracking.
A lot goes in to bringing Bali furniture home with you and there is certain documentation that must be completed. The easiest way to send the furniture home with you is to use a reputable shipping and exporting company. These companies take care of everything including packing and collecting the furniture, obtaining all the correct export certificates and documentation, fumigating the furniture all the way to loading it onto the ship for you. Although these companies charge a fee for their services, the total cost of purchasing Bali furniture and getting it home is still generally 50% less than buying from somewhere else.