Exotic wood upcycling specialist Wood Culture has launched its Daya Collection.
One-of-a-kind pieces of furniture from the Dubai firm use slabs of wood from Burma and Panama.
Wood Culture's team source Raintree slabs from Burma and Dragon Wood slabs from Panama to create these bespoke products and say the wood that comes from the Raintree is "something else."
Strong and durable, the Raintree wood is one of the most versatile products for furniture making, with light yellow sapwood and rich dark chocolate-brown heartwood that is highly prized for tabletops due to its cross-grain and robustness.
It is also highly resistant to decay and termites and only requires basic maintenance
Meanwhile, Dragon Wood has all the characteristics of oak - its tightly knitted grains make the wood dense enough to handle the loads that come with heavy furniture, but still remains soft enough to work with and will slowly get darker with age.
Whilst the bulk of the exotic wood is used to make larger items, the Daya collection uses cut-offs from custom projects which also ensures that no two pieces are the same.
Each table created at Wood Culture is finished with hairpin metal legs and a smooth sanded exterior before being sold to their new home.
You can see them at its showroom in Al Quoz.