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At Chantiques we specialize in a distinctive line of hand-crafted furnishings constructed from plantation-grown teak, mahogany and a variety of other exotic woods local to the Indonesian island of Java. We avoid veneers, plywood and other composites in favor of solid-wood construction. If you take a close look at our products, you will notice that each piece has its own special charm. Corners are often dove-tailed. Joinery is mortise and tenon. The bottoms of drawers and the backs of cabinets are constructed of solid-wood panel systems, much like the doors in older Portland homes. Rather than striving for perfection, as with most factory-produced furniture, our products often exhibit the natural artifacts of living wood. While not affecting the structural integrity of a piece, these artifacts indicate a craft where wood is a prized resource and every precious bit of hardwood is utilized.